Poker Site Feltstars Shuts Shop

Poker Site Feltstars Shuts ShopUS poker players have one less poker site to access after American-facing website suddenly shut its doors without explanation, and simply sent an email to customers stating: “The entire FeltStars Team would like to thank all of our loyal players for the years you have played on FeltStars. We are saddened to announce that we will be leaving online poker and no longer offer this service.”
Following the news, FeltStars has since reassured its customers still owed money that they would be able to transfer their funds to any of the other 70 skins located on the Merge Gaming Network, although it is believed tournament tickets and VIP points will not qualify for transfer.
Last week, another Merge Gaming Network site called Bluff Room similarly shut down its operation, but the writing was probably on the wall for Feltstars from the beginning of October after sponsored pro Pro Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace announced on his blog that he had resigned from the site because “getting paid was impossible.” Interestingly enough, after ending his association with the now defunct site which first opened in 2008, Wallace also wrote; “I actually thought about heading over to Lock poker, but then I heard that their pro team is having problems getting paid as well.”
Nevertheless, so far there are no indications that Feltstars customers will have any difficulty being reunited with their funds, unlike other less fortunate online players. For instance, this year Purple Lounge shut its doors citing financial and operational failings, and indicated that any players lucky enough to get paid may only receive a fraction of their funds and even that would take an extremely  long time.

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