All In™ Poker, an online poker room which attracted hundreds of players via it's controversial multi-level marketing program, is to close this month. Members were informed of the action by email last week, forcing many to hurriedly withdraw their funds.
All In™ Poker allowed it's members to refer other players with the promise of "a significant monthly income stream". Players were to expect 51% of net revenues generated at the poker room. Affiliates could expect to generate income from seven levels of downline referrals.
Sadly, for players and affiliates, the company is to cease operating on Friday September 22nd.
In a statement from the company website, All In™ Poker announced, "It is with regret that we inform you that All In Poker is to close down with immediate effect. Unfortunately our multi-level marketing model has not been taken up by enough members to make the business sustainable. Thank you for your custom.
"The website and poker client will remain available to you until Friday 22 September 2006 to enable you to withdraw any funds in your accounts. Please note that after this date, any funds remaining in your account will not be accessible.
"If you wish to withdraw please go to the banking page on the poker client.
"Deposits and gameplay are suspended with immediate effect."
The news follows on from the changes announced at Prima Poker, the network that hosted All In™ Poker. Prima Poker are changing their name to Microgaming Poker Network and new software is promised via their new web site for all Prima Poker players.
Prima Poker, former sponsors of The Hendon Mob, are well known for offering players rake back deals via their operators. Many players were left speculating if the changes will mean the end of their deals.
In a turbulent week, with the departure of Dave Colclough from Blonde Poker, it's all change for many operators.
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