Online Poker Room PokerAce Shuts ShopJune 5, 2013 1:28 pm
Back in September 2012, online poker room PokerAce opened its virtual tables for business, with the expressed intention of catering to the growing Asian market. However, less than a year since its inception PokerAce has now decided to shut down its operation and transfer its player accounts to online poker room Dafa Poker located on the iPoker network.
Soon after its launch, PokerAce was dubbed “The Asian Online Poker Room,” and announced at the time that its mission was “to be an ambassador for the development of poker in Asia.” Nevertheless, PokerAce also accepted players from around the world, barring certain countries such as the USA, Australia, France, Spain, and Italy.
The online poker room had high hopes of capturing a portion of the online poker market and set about building a team of pros to raise its global profile. PokerAce then signed a number of notable pros to its brand, including the 2005 WSOP Main Event winnner Joe Hachem, 2012 WSOP Main Event finalist Steve Gee, two-time WSOP bracelet winner JC Tran, and top tournament pro Nam Lee came.
Despite its best marketing efforts, as well as its proprietary software which allowed players to play without downloading any software, the beleaguered poker room failed to gain any traction and according to PokerScout, PokerAce has had close to zero traffic since its launch.
Consequently, the Philippines based business has decided to “focus on a different business model” for its online poker offering and migrate over to Dafa Poker, with the transfer scheduled to be completed by June 5th. As a PokerAce statement reads on its homepage:
“Once the data has been successfully migrated, you will be able to log-on to Dafapoker for the first time using your existing account with us..Once the process is completed, you will find that your balance with us would have been transferred to Dafapoker and available for gameplay across all of their products.”