Veteran internet poker room PokerRoom.com has announced that it is closing shop, lasting only a year after it was re-launched.
An announcement on the company's website told players that they were shutting their doors, giving punters until March 19th to withdraw their positive balances.
PokerRoom was originally founded by Claes Lidell and Oskar Hornell, who built the client to support action from punters using Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. The site was purchased by Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment in 2005. PokerRoom is currently a member of the Ongame Network.
The full text of the site's closure announcement reads:
"PokerRoom will close its doors on 19th of February. Registration for new players has been stopped as of today."
"PokerRoom will continue to run as usual up until 19th of February, including deposits and cashouts as well as freerolls, bonuses and the Loyalty shop. On 19th of February all real money tournament tickets in players accounts will be converted to cash, however all uncleared bonuses will be forfeited at this time. The Pokah forum will also close on this date."
"After 19th of February you will still be able to log in and cash out funds until 19th of March."
"We would recommend PokerRoom players take up the excellent 100% up to $500 sign-up bonus being offered by our sister site PartyPoker.com."