Online poker took a huge hit when the popular gambling website Duplicate Poker announced that do to today’s ever growing economic troubles, the site will be ceasing all operations. Duplicate Poker has cited the credit crisis going on in America right now as the main reason for the sites closure. The site just recently entered into the second part of fundraising efforts as the site was trying to attract new players in this competitive market of online gambling websites, but the site failed.
For those of you who are not familiar with Duplicate Poker then here is a little information. The site was created after the UIGEA act came into effect and it developed a system that would allow it to be available to U.S. players even after the UIGEA. The system that was created took out every element of chance which meant that skill and only skill would get you a positive bankroll. The way this was accomplished was every table on the site was dealt the exact same hands and the flop, turn and the river were also the same, which meant that the most skilled players would win the hands and not the lucky ones or in the poker world we would like to call them donkeys.
The site had made a brief update to their homepage announcing the cease of operations, while at the same time sending e-mails to its loyal customer base. The announcement on the site and the announcement sent to the players were different, they both were similar as they touched base on the same issues. Although we were not able to retrieve a copy of the e-mail sent by Duplicate Poker to show you we do have the message that was posted on the homepage of Duplicate Poker.
Duplicate is sadly bidding farewell to its players. Caught in the middle of the global financial situation the company is not able to continue to provide service. We are a small victim of the global financial crisis.
Regretfully as of the today, October 5th, 2008 we are closing our service. We thank our players for being with us. Hopefully at later time and in a better economic climate Duplicate Poker will re-appear.
The Duplicate Poker Team