Eliminated, Players Can Switch to bwin

by , Apr 15, 2009 | 9:55 am

Another one bites the dust. It was in late March that Bugsy’s Club closed and sent its players to PokerStars, but another shut its online poker operations yesterday. posted a message on its site, including a note suggesting that players are switching to bwin, where special bonuses await the fleeing players. Here is the note from PokerRoom:

End of an Era
Apr 14, 2009

Well folks, after almost ten years of fun and games, it is with a heavy heart and a tear in my eye that I have to announce that this is it; as of 11:00 CET today, Tuesday the 14th of April 2009, will no longer be open for online poker.

PokerRoom first opened for business in 1999 and through its originality and loyal player base quickly grew to be a giant of the online poker industry. We have seen players qualify online for just a few bucks and turn it into tens of thousands at the biggest poker tournaments in the world and seen guys that were used to playing against their mates in lounge rooms mix it up with the very best players in the world.

BEATME x taking a pot from Joe Hachem at the 2008 WSOP Main Event and then telling him to take it ‘easssyyy’ comes to mind.

But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and with the closure of PokerRoom comes the expansion and growth of bwin Poker. The huge amount of PokerRoom players who have migrated to bwin just proves that when one door closes, another one opens.

Anyone who has not transferred to bwin will only have the option to transfer when they log in to the website, but our community Pokah is still thriving and new Pokah sign ups will soon be available.

What else is there to say? It’s been a lot of fun… thanks to everyone for making such a great place to be .. see you on bwin! News Team

3 Comments to “ Eliminated, Players Can Switch to bwin”

  1. yestbay1

    I played on Pokerroom for a while, for play money only. One of their features that I liked was that you could use your function keys (F1, F2, F3) to fold, bet, raise, etc. if you didn’t want to use your mouse. I wish other poker sites offered that option.


  2. Kevin Mathers

    It’s more of a consolidation than a closing. Bwin has owned Pokerroom and EuroPoker since 2006, and it’s been a long process of getting the sites moved over to bwin proper.

  3. pokerplaya444

    another one bites the dust