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Duplicate Poker Closes Its Doors

by AintLuck.com Poker Team

Despite an encouraging message from the sites founder just a few weeks ago, Duplicate Poker has unfortunately decided to cease operations. Recently Duplicate Poker has proudly announced that they had acquired their two hundred fifty thousandth player and that their business was running well and at a profit. But citing problems with the global financial situation, they reluctantly suspended their services on Sunday. Their website has for the most part been completely removed and all that remains is a message to Duplicate Poker Customers and a login section so that players can cash out their final balances.

Duplicate Poker was actually a new and different kind of poker game that its founders hoped would take off and become the next Texas Hold’em or Omaha. While the game did see some success, the closing of Duplicate indicates that it never reached the popularity needed to become a viable entity. Duplicate Poker was an innovative and smart proposition because it towed the line between luck and skill. Since it is based largely on a highly regarded game of skill, Duplicate Bridge, this poker variant would of likely added strength to the debate regarding poker as a game of skill rather than luck.

Duplicate informed most of its customer base through the following email:

Dear players,

Duplicate is sadly bidding farewell to its players. Caught in the middle of the global financial situation the company is not able to continue to provide service. We are a small victim of the global financial crisis.

Regretfully as of the today, October 5th, 2008 we are closing our service. We thank our players for being with us. Hopefully at later time and in a better economic climate Duplicate Poker will re-appear.

Sincerely,

The Duplicate Poker Team

Duplicate has however left the door open to the idea of reopening in the future. If conditions were to improve and the decision made sense, it is possible the Duplicate would re-enter the American market and try again.

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