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PokerRoom.com closes it’s online doors

It was recently announced that pokerroom.com, which was one of the first ever online poker rooms and longest established in the online gambling market, will close it’s doors on existing customers and will disable the ability for new players to sign up. Existing players at pokerroom.com will have the option to either cash out on their account or transfer their account over to bwin (which is the parent company of pokerroom).

The news come as a shock to us all as pokerroom.com is an online poker site that has been around for as long as i can remember. The website was launched back in 1999 when online poker was just breaking on to the web and the had a successful launch by Swedish poker players Oskar Hörnell and Claes Lidell.

Since the launch; pokerroom.com grew stronger and bigger and experienced some great times in online poker, including the take down of the WSOP by Chris Moneymaker. It was in 2006 when bwin took over Ongame E solutions which pokerroom was part of and following on from this it was when the dreaded news of online poker gaming in the USA was banned and meant that they would lose thousands of players in such a short period of time. We personally think this had a knock on affect that saw bwin make the tough decision to shut down the pokerroom.com website.

It’s a shame to see such a well known site bite the dust, however, we have seen a few come and go and some not even break into mainstream, it’s a tough, competitive world is online poker and sometimes you have just got to let go as a way of moving forward.

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Published on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 at 1:40 pm.

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