Thursday March 28,2013 : TWO MORE ONLINE POKER SITES FOLD
Fortune and AdamEvePoker to close their doors
Two more operators served notice to players that they were on the way out this week.
Fortune Poker, an enterprise operated by Malta-based Casidio Limited on GTech's International Poker Network informed players that it will close on April 1st.
The notification reads:
"Over the past 9 years, we have been very grateful to service you and provide you with the most personal and VIP oriented poker room online. With many changes in the online gaming industry, it has been a struggle to continue to support our players and affiliates to the fullest. While we have grown very fond of our Players, Partners and Affiliates – we regret to inform you that Fortune Poker has made the unfavorable decision to close its gaming/poker operations.
"Gameplay at Fortune will cease March 31 at 23:59 GMT and the cashier will be open until April 2 at 23:59 GMT to handle cashouts. Rakeback, VIP Prizes and Race Prizes will be paid into accounts promptly on the 1st of April. The site will cease all communications effective April 15."
The pay-out problems at US-facing Revolution Poker Network appear to be at least partly responsible for the closure of AdamEvePoker, a skin on that network, although this appears to be more a case of seeking an alternative home for its poker offering.
The operator has announced that its online casino and mobile gambling operations will continue to serve players, but that for now the poker side of its operations will be closed on April 1st.
Players have been assured that every precaution will be taken to protect their account balances, and that “…all poker related withdrawals will be processed as soon as the network covers all due settlements.”
The operator cited "….recent events and the difficulties faced by our poker room" as the reason for its decision to suspend deposits, which it has decided to do “…for the safety of funds of our players.”
AdamEvePoker explained that its difficulties were due to “many months’ settlements transfer delay from the network.”