Allegations of Payment Troubles at Gutshot as Poker Room Remains Offline
Troubles continue to swirl around Gutshot Poker, which has seen its transition from iPoker to new sites at Enet and Merge stalled amid allegations of non-payment and a possible banker pull-out.
Gutshot’s transition to Enet and Merge remains in an interrupted state that has lasted nearly two months. An allegation from one disgruntled player posted on the HendonMob forums details an e-mail exchange with a Merge Network official relaying that Gutshot’s previous banking-service provider had terminated its relationship with the site.
Pokerfuse has yet to independently verify the allegation, and Gutshot has not responded to our inquiries.
Many disgruntled players have taken to Gutshot’s own customer support forums, where they have received little in the way of reassurance. In a thread titled, “What is the use of this forum?” one poster posits:
With the International Club permanently closed and the Gutshot online site now having mysteriously shut down (and quite obviously scammed or at least abused its customers), why am I, and anybody else, still checking these pages out?
The lack of formal response to such threads seems a further indication of a troubled site that may be drifting toward abandonment, with no communications as yet toward its current players.
In a long running “Gutshot Maintenance Update” thread, apparently the team is working on a “multi-platform set-up” and introducing a new sportsbook, but the schedule has slipped and the cashier remains offline. Earlier this week a screenshot of the purported Gutshot skin on Merge was posted by a site representative, but there have been no responses regarding cashouts.
Gutshot, the fabled London poker club, has faced several turbulent moments in its existence, with the latest being the court-ordered closure at the end of June of the small, private International Club in London, the latest incarnation of Gutshot’s live poker room. The issues at the online Gutshot Poker begun soon after this court order.
A Pokerfuse inquiry sent through the site generated an automated response, but no real information about the site from its owners and management has been disseminated.