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The end is near for Pokerroom.com

Tags: bwin, pokerroom, pokerroom.com.
Posted on 26 March 2009 by "T".

The end for Pokerroom.com and its existence is getting closer and closer every day. Pokerroom.com was one of the biggest and most popular poker sites to play poker at a few years ago. And now they are trying to encourage their customers to transfer their money to bwin instead.

In December 2005, the Swedish owned company Pokerroom.com and Ongame was sold to the Austrian company bwin for about 411 million euro. Half of the money went to the founders and brothers Oskar, Karl and Johan Hörnell and also to their dad Erik Hörnell. But the one that received the most money was Claes Lidell who had the most shares in the company. At this time Pokerroom was one of the biggest in the world and it was a huge success in North America.

Today players are encouraged by their new owner (bwin) to transfer their money from Pokerroom.com to bwin before the pokerroom is closed down. Many of the players has also been offered different rewards if they start playing at bwin instead.

 


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24 comments for "The end is near for Pokerroom.com"

 MANUEDO26/03/2009 20:06:56 GMT
I think that when a company is going to close down its activities is never a good news.
I hope employers have a new chance and don't lose their job.
 w00zy26/03/2009 23:15:21 GMT
bwin wants the network all to there selfs.
 Blank27/03/2009 09:01:45 GMT
Bwin is not a particulary good poker site - the system is filled with errors and the support section is very poor too. I've been playing there for years but its getting worse so i'll need to find a new place...
 medvedev27/03/2009 09:13:40 GMT
This was my first room I played in. I trained my play on play money there. There were a lot of normal players to play with. At that time I knew nothing about no deposit bonusses... Now I don't play there of course.
 Davoodoo27/03/2009 11:34:14 GMT
This was also the very first poker room i ever played in ... still remeber the time when i didnt know how to play texas holdem.
The pokerboom is over long time ago and im sure many more pokerrooms will fall due to the economic crisis .
 shokaku27/03/2009 13:04:08 GMT
Posted by Blank:
Bwin is not a particulary good poker site - the system is filled with errors and the support section is very poor too. I've been playing there for years but its getting worse so i'll need to find a new place...


Yep. Ongame clientsoftware is poor. But this keeps the real sharks away from the tables. Cool
 M3turbo27/03/2009 16:17:00 GMT
Posted by shokaku:
Posted by Blank:
Bwin is not a particulary good poker site - the system is filled with errors and the support section is very poor too. I've been playing there for years but its getting worse so i'll need to find a new place...


Yep. Ongame clientsoftware is poor. But this keeps the real sharks away from the tables. Cool


For the last 5 years I've heard about how fishy Ongame is so all regulars seek to play there to empty the fish tank. The concentration of fish must get thinner and thinner or Confused
 shokaku27/03/2009 16:44:08 GMT
Posted by M3turbo:
For the last 5 years I've heard about how fishy Ongame is so all regulars seek to play there to empty the fish tank. The concentration of fish must get thinner and thinner or Confused


The ongame sites are all casinos or bookmakers too. So they grow their own fish. Smile
 M3turbo27/03/2009 17:24:20 GMT
Yes I know but they have to grow alot Big Smile cause it's like Mekka for all the regulars I know. But apparently the casinos grow sufficient fish to keep the wheels spinning Smile

I played shortly at Mansion when they were on the Ongame network, couldn't stand the software Aww crap!
 shokaku27/03/2009 17:26:32 GMT
Posted by M3turbo:
I played shortly at Mansion when they were on the Ongame network, couldn't stand the software Aww crap!


THAT is the other point. It is very difficult to multitable with that rubbish clientsoftware. So the grinders play somewhere else. Smile
 M3turbo27/03/2009 17:33:23 GMT
Nah you just need a big screen Smile and patience. I got nr 1 but missing nr 2 Tongue

Rebuy thingy is a bug too Aww crap!
 shokaku27/03/2009 17:42:30 GMT
Posted by M3turbo:
Nah you just need a big screen Smile and patience. I got nr 1 but missing nr 2 Tongue

Rebuy thingy is a bug too Aww crap!


At least you CAN rebuy after the last major update. Big Smile
 B1gfoot27/03/2009 18:45:53 GMT
I dont think this is such a bad thing, just like a casino getting knocked down to build a bigger one.
 shokaku27/03/2009 18:56:23 GMT
Posted by B1gfoot:
I dont think this is such a bad thing, just like a casino getting knocked down to build a bigger one.


Less skins in a network are never a good thing. Less chances to get a good bonus/rakeback.
 B1gfoot27/03/2009 19:03:33 GMT
thats true
 M3turbo27/03/2009 19:24:05 GMT
Posted by shokaku:
Posted by M3turbo:
Nah you just need a big screen Smile and patience. I got nr 1 but missing nr 2 Tongue

Rebuy thingy is a bug too Aww crap!


At least you CAN rebuy after the last major update. Big Smile


Ah it's a long time since I played on Ongame. Fancy update Tongue

1 skin closes another one pops up I don't think we will run out of skins Smile

I got flamed on a danish forum because I got rakeback on a Ongame skin which is illegal according to Ongame rules and many other players was affraid the specific site would close because of users like me LOOOOOOOOL. It's the specific pokerroom that doesn't follow the rules they signed up for when they joined Ongame not my responsebillity I just MILK MILK if possible Big Smile
 shokaku27/03/2009 19:35:37 GMT
Posted by M3turbo:
I got flamed on a danish forum because I got rakeback on a Ongame skin which is illegal according to Ongame rules and many other players was affraid the specific site would close because of users like me LOOOOOOOOL. It's the specific pokerroom that doesn't follow the rules they signed up for when they joined Ongame not my responsebillity I just MILK MILK if possible Big Smile


Not closed, but maybe kicked out of the network. Like NoiQ from ipoker.
 arthurcastro27/03/2009 19:52:09 GMT
was my frist poker room... good times!

always i be the grandmother ^^
 xxxbchxxx30/03/2009 04:28:06 GMT
ongame never has and never will do it for me the graph is shite and the gamability are differental to my coverse
 boyndahood30/03/2009 05:59:31 GMT
pokerrom was my first site i played too... the only site where i played for play money, no good memories, but it was the start of my poker knowledges Blink

very sad of hearing such things about the room
 tipa15030/03/2009 07:20:47 GMT
whatever
 Mucking30/03/2009 17:22:41 GMT
yeah.. Also played my first tourneys there..

Will allways remember Pokerroom.. Blink
 M3turbo30/03/2009 19:40:03 GMT
Posted by shokaku:
Posted by M3turbo:
I got flamed on a danish forum because I got rakeback on a Ongame skin which is illegal according to Ongame rules and many other players was affraid the specific site would close because of users like me LOOOOOOOOL. It's the specific pokerroom that doesn't follow the rules they signed up for when they joined Ongame not my responsebillity I just MILK MILK if possible Big Smile


Not closed, but maybe kicked out of the network. Like NoiQ from ipoker.


Yes that is correct I was trying to say that Smile
 guille22xt31/03/2009 03:50:08 GMT
Aww pokerroom...
I like Bwin better Tongue
And I used to play like a year ago at PR.com, it was not cool at all but meh

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