12.10.10 – More changes occurred in the dynamic online poker industry this week as Spin32 Poker advised players and affiliates that it is shutting off US action and switching platforms from its present location on the Merge Network, whilst Reefer Poker was acquired by the Feltstar company.
In an email to players, the UK-based Spin32 Poker advised that "…new laws which are in the process of being passed in the USA," had persuaded management to shut down US action on the site.
"We have also decided to move our poker room to our new platform which offers a wider choice of casino and poker games," the email added, without specifiying hat the new platform would be.
"From the 1st of January 2011 Spin32 will operate all it's games under one account and one cashier system," the email advised. "We would like to assure you that your poker funds are secure and will be transferred to our new cashier from the 1st January 2011. If you wish to withdraw your funds please do so prior to the 1st January 2011."
In a similar email to affiliate marketers, Spin32 Poker advised that it would be departing the Merge Network on January 1 2011, but would be offering a wider range of gaming and poker opportunities to players, creating major benefits for affiliates.
"We will make sure that all your players are tagged to your affiliate account so you do not loose out on existing and new revenue streams," the firm advised, adding that US players would be excluded going forward.
On December 9, Feltstars announced the acquisition of Reefer Poker, reminding players that it has been in existence for the past year and offers player promotions, an exciting VIP program, and a full suite of casino games in addition to poker.
"If you are a Reefer Poker player you will receive a "live update" shortly that will see your Reefer Poker game client replaced with one for Feltstars Poker. You don't have to do anything different than you already do," a company statement advised. "Your current account balance remains intact, as do your VIP points, player icons and coupons".
Reefer Poker players who already have a Feltstars account will need to close one of them, but not immediately. They will be contacted with further information soon.