04/03/2012 : POKER NORDICA SHUTS DOWN
Merge Poker skin gives barely a week's notice to its players
Over the past two months, player posts on several message boards have flagged two classic indicators of a struggling operator – slower payments and bad communications – at Nordica Poker.
The company reportedly stopped responding to emails or Twitter and Facebook communication channels, causing growing ripples of alarm to spread.
The Merge network skin made its intentions clear towards the end of March, when it started advising players that it was closing operations on April 1st after six years of operational activity.
Players have been advised to log in and clear their accounts before May 1st, although there are now fears that the poker site's T&Cs on withdrawals may pose a problem for players with low balances in their accounts.
It has been suggested that the site may be prepared to transfer small balances to other Merge skins where players may have an account.
Affiliate marketers in the know suggest that Nordica was Merge's second largest skin, and its demise will have an impact. The site is licensed by both Malta's Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada.