RIP PokerPages

by , Oct 1, 2009 | 3:01 pm

What has been a well-respected staple and in the poker media for years is now among the outlets that have bitten the dust. PokerPages announced today that it will officially close up shop on October 31, 2009.

The Closing of
by PokerPages Managment

It is with sadness and regret that we must announce that Poker Pages and all of its related services will be closed on October 31, 2009.

For many years Poker Pages has enjoyed providing the best source of poker related content, arguably the Internet’s largest and most complete live poker tournament results and listings database, as well as a place to play poker for free. These services will certainly be missed, but we realize that the most appreciated benefit of our products and services has been the community created by our user base. We thank you for the many great years you allowed us to provide you with the best poker content on the Internet and wish you all the best in your future poker endeavors. It has been a pleasure and a privilege serving you over the years!
-Poker Pages Management

Rumblings over the past year that the site was in financial trouble, combined with complaints from readers that the content was in desperate need of some organization and updates, made this announcement somewhat predictable. However, it is still sad for many of us who got our starts in the poker media by working at PokerPages. (My first WSOP reporting in 2007 was done for PokerPages, and it was where I dipped my toes in the waters of the blogosphere.) And it is certainly a sign of the tough financial times for the poker industry, as a site with such history and assets could not survive.

Here’s to the good years at PokerPages, and best wishes to those now out of work due to the shutdown.

9 Comments to “RIP PokerPages”

  1. Poker Shrink

    The largest poker media group photo possible would be the one of all of us who at one time or another worked for PokerPages.

  2. DanM

    I almost worked there two or three times, but in the end, I followed in the footsteps of Oliver Tse and couldn’t bring myself to take the job.

  3. anonymous

    Entity was already in default with Secretary of State…

  4. California Jen

    Anonymous, what exactly does a company have to do to be in default with the state?

  5. anonymous

    Not pay its renewal fees…

  6. steve hall

    Sad news. Working for pokerpages certainly gets you known on the tournament circuit.
    They have certainly cut back a lot since the WSOP.
    I wonder if the Feduniaks bought it in installments or outright? Either way they lost lots of money on the acquisition.

  7. Johnny Hughes

    When I returned home from the funeral of robbery/murder victim, Dorman “Iron Drawers” Shaw, I wrote an article entitled, Death of A Gambler, for PokerPages. They asked me to write each month, and I did write several articles. However, when I wrote for other places, they quit answering any emails, no matter who I sent them to. They refused to answer on writings that have appeared in magazines, and web sites all over the world. Where will T.J. print his bullshit and lies about Texas gamblers? First time I saw T.J., Bill Smith, World Champ of ’85, and a great friend told me T.J. was a burn artist, stiffed everyone he could. Bill, a nice guy, made his disdain for T.J. known, and defeated him at the final table. It is cut and paste time from pokerpages, but I already did that mostly.

  8. Johnny Hughes

    T.J. calls Bill Smith a close friend, and lies about my pal, the hit man George McGann. He says George killed thirty people. It was more like three or four, probably. One of my pals was there when George killed a fellow, and got killed early the next morning. PokerPages turned down my story George McGann: Poker Player, Gambler, Hit Man, Kennedy Assassin? which is on lots of web sites around the world. Lots of their strategy writers are broke too. Poker is hard, but poker is fair.

  9. Kevin Mathers

    Answer the Deputy’s comment in another post:

    Considering the notice that they were closing at the end of the month has been taken down and replaced with articles, maybe they’re in negotiations with some other entity and will stay active in the meantime.