Posted 1/4/11 : Merge network site to close its doors on January 31
It looks like the second time around was no better for Bigbet Poker.com, an online poker site on the Merge network that has just announced its intention to shut up shop.
Back in February 2003 the brand belonged to a company which similarly called it a day, leaving some discontented players in its wake.
Undeterred, the [new?] owners of the brand re-launched on Merge in March 2009 but last week players started receiving calls advising them that a closure was imminent, and that as from January 3 no new players would be accepted.
This was confirmed by internet posts from an unnamed manager of the site, which advised: "As of today, Monday, January 3rd, we are no longer accepting new signups or deposits from players.
"Existing players will still be able to access their account through the client and either play out current balances or request a withdrawal.
"The final date players will be able to request a withdrawal will be Friday, January 31st, 2011."