Microgaming online poker skin Poker Heaven is closing after a decade in business due to the silo-intensive European player pools that hit the company hard.
The online poker world has shed more skin after Poker Heaven announced plans to end their operation after a decade in the business.
Poker Heaven joined the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) in January of last year. They were formerly members of Boss Media and Ongame poker networks.
The rooms operators have cited the difficulties in the protracted way the European online poker market has been ring-fenced and ‘other environmental factors’ as the reasons for their closure.
If you are a member of Poker Heaven, or aren’t, but still believe you have a few shillings in a dormant account, then you have until Thursday 12 November to log on and withdraw your funds. That will be the last day of play on the site.
If you are slow on the uptake, then don’t fret. Players can still retrieve their funds by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, they are strongly advising people to get their act in order before the official closure to ensure a swift return of dosh. Players can continue to log on and withdraw up until Wednesday 19 November.
If you have outstanding loyalty points, then they are worthless. Any tournament tickets will have to be used before Thursday 12 November. You cannot exchange these for a monetary return.
The network also operates a live tournament circuit known as the Microgaming Poker Network Poker Tour (MPNPT). They have already held events this year at Tallinn and Tbilisi and have a festival planned for Vienna 21-24 January where the €550 Main Event will carry a €200,000 guarantee. You can qualify for this festival on any of the 27 skins above, just don’t try to qualify on Poker Heaven.