Another poker site has bite the dusk as the long running Fortune Poker has decided to close there virtual doors.
Fortune Poker is still currently a member of the International Poker Network which is owned and operated by Boss Media.
Fortune Poker is owned and operated by Casidio Limited out of Malta and all players funds seem as though they are totally safe. Players will no longer be able to play poker on Fortune Poker starting April 1st. Players have until 23:59 on April 2nd, 2013 to make any cash-outs via the software.
Affiliates of Fortune Poker will be delighted as Fortune Poker will be paying commission for all play up until the date of the site closing.
Players that were receiving rakeback, VIP Prizes or Rake Prizes will also be made whole. All payments will be completed to players poker accounts on April 1st.
Additionally the last day to contact support is April 15th as after that date players will have to contact Envoy at EnvoySweSupport@envoyservices.com.
Chris Grove from OnlinePokerReport.com is credited with breaking the news via Twitter earlier today:
Fortune Poker closing after 9 years bit.ly/Yf8VOw
— Chris Grove (@OPReport) March 27, 2013
The following excerpt is shown to players when they access FortunePoker.com.
Dear Valued Customers,
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.
As always, the team at Fortune Poker will work to ensure that you are taken care of to the fullest, and with that in mind, please see the below timeline for moving forward with Fortune Poker.
You can view the full release from Fortune Poker HERE.