Top tier iPoker skins PaddyPower and Bet365 have quietly closed their exclusive “premium” tables on their own poker rooms, pokerfuse has learned. References to the separate tables have been removed from lobbies and websites.
Both rooms had exclusive sets of cash tables, dubbed “Premium” on Bet365 and “PPP Premier” on PaddyPower, where games were entirely separate from the rest of the network. The Bet365 tables were particularly popular, with 70 active tables observed after iPoker “split” in September. They were also heavily promoted on the Bet365 website as offering a “premium” experience and the filter was shown prominently in the lobby.
PaddyPower and Bet365 are both top tier iPoker sites. In September, five skins—Bet365, Paddy Power, Poker770, Titan, William Hill—segregated large parts of its player pool from the rest of the network, affecting most cash game tables. It was later joined by Winner Poker and Everest.
It is not clear when exactly the exclusive tables were removed, but players reported to pokerfuse their absence in the first week of 2013.