Chan Poker Closes

by Lou on August 25, 2008

Chan Poker, headed by back-to-back WSOP winner Johnny Chan, closed its doors a few days ago. Chan launched the site in 2006 as part of the Ongame Network. But his timing could not have been worse. A few months after Chan’s site went active, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed, and Chan Poker was never able to gain traction.

A message on the site said: “We are sad to inform you that Chan Poker will be ceasing operation effective this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. Effective immediately we will no longer be accepting deposits. On Aug. 21 our poker clients will be disabled.”

It added that the room was seeking a new partner to provide a new home for Chan Poker’s players, so that their player point balances would be honored.

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