Fortune Poker Quits, Puts a Time Limit on Withdrawals
After nine years, Fortune Poker has called it a day on its poker and gaming operations. The site will continue to operate until the end of the month, and players have until midnight on April 2 to cash out their funds.
There is no indication that players’ funds are at risk, but players who do not cash out in time may experience significant delays in getting access to their money.
Fortune Poker operates on the Speilo G2 owned Boss Media International Poker Network which saw a traffic decline of nearly 50% in 2012. It is now down to a seven day average of only 330 cash game players.
A warning notice on the site’s home page lays out the timetable for the shutdown. Rakeback, VIP Prizes or Rake Race Prizes will be credited to player accounts on April 1st, giving players just 24 hours to cashout their balances.
Affiliates and partners will be paid monies owed by April 10th, and will be able to resolve queries with the Fortune support team until April 15th. Therafter the company is effectively shut down. After that, unresolved withdrawal issues will need to be directed to [email protected] and any gaming related issues should be submitted to [email protected].
Fortune Poker explains its decision with regret: “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.”