Timeline of Closed Poker Rooms and Affiliate Programs
Here’s a brief timeline of notable online poker site closures since Black Friday (and one that took place well before that dark day).
Pokerspot.com – 2001
Pokerspot.com was a popular site run by professional poker players Dutch Boyd back in 2000. While the site was definitely blazing the trail for the coming poker boom, it was also foreshadowing online pokers’ worst scandals, too.
When the site shut its doors in 2001, it also shut the door on existing player accounts. There’s plenty of disagreement about what exactly happened to the money, but it certainly didn’t wind up back with its rightful owners.
Add in some rumours about stolen credit cards being used to buy chips on the site and the whole thing added up to a giant mess.
A decade later, player accounts still haven’t been paid back.