PokerStars Saves the Day for Fleet Street Gamers Update)
February 16, 2009 (InfoPowa News) — PokerStars.com, the world's largest online poker site, has come to the rescue of thousands of poker players following the shutdown recently of the poker subscription site Fleet Street Games.com. Fleet Street was just one of several such sites that have failed in the currently tough economic times.
Launched in February 2008, Fleet Street Games.com offered global subscribers the chance to enter numerous poker tournaments each month for a fixed monthly fee. Unfortunately, the economic downturn left FSG unable to raise its needed second round of funding, and within a few months of the launch of real-money operations the site was forced to close.
PokerStars.com and FSG have since forged a deal which sees PokerStars.com taking on all FSG player balances thus ensuring that no FSG players are left out of pocket. FSG players are being invited to transfer their balances to PokerStars, which will also be hosting a series of freeroll tournaments for FSG players to welcome them to the PokerStars community.
Dan Goldman, President and CEO of Fleet Street Games, LLC and himself a former member of the PokerStars marketing team, said: "Many FSG players will, I am sure, already be familiar with PokerStars. It is, as I know from long personal experience, the best all-round online poker site in the world and although we are obviously extremely disappointed that we couldn't make a go of FSG in the present economic climate, we are thrilled that we have been able to secure such a great new home for our players."