Migrations, ShutDown’s and Exits:
Bodog Europe withdrew from the Spanish market ahead of the implementation of new Spanish online gambling regulations and the issuing of licensing to approved applicants.
Bovada blocked access to Washington State, Maryland and New York customers.
bigcasino.com, a Viaden-powered operation licenced in the Isle of Man closed its virtual doors April 1, 2012 – giving players scant notice.
Rummy Royal owned by RM Royal Media Ltd exited the U.S., Israeli, Turkish and French markets due to changes in their regulatory environments.
Betclic exited the Portuguese market following litigious actions from the Portuguese gambling monopoly Santa Casa de Misericordia de Lisboa.
Nordica Poker, a Merge Network skin closed operations on April 1, 2012 after six years of operational activity.
Reportedly the Merge online poker network will no longer accept new player registrations from the staunchly anti-gambling state of Utah.
Curaçao-licenced poker room Gutshot.com migrated from the iPoker Network to Merge Gaming and Italian-focused network ENet.
After some eighteen months of operations the poker educational website and magazine Nutblocker.com called it a day, citing "innumerous technical difficulties."
Gala Poker, part of the British Gala Coral group recently acquired by the Rank Group departed the Ongame Poker Network and joined Playtech's iPoker equivalent.
Wintingo online gambling site switched from Microgaming to the lesser known PariPlay platform.
Microgaming Poker Network has suspended the operations of licensee 5050 Poker Limited, claiming in a public statement that the operator is in ‘material breach of contract'.
The online poker operations of industry pioneer Intertops have abruptly banned new US sign-ups.