Hollywood Poker Abruptly Shut Down

June 27, 2012

Hollywood Poker recently shut down abruptly, diverting site visitors to RedKings. Hollywood poker is an Ongame Network room that put up a message reading ‘Hollywood Poker has stopped offering online poker’, which greeted and shocked visitors.

RedKings and Hollywood Poker are members of the Ongame Network, which is one of the busiest families of poker sites globally. The network has a weekly average of 1,640 real money players.

Details of the shut down

The message that stated Hollywood Poker’s termination of online poker services also informed visitors that their account balance had been transferred to RedKings, which they could access using the same nickname and password as they did before. There was no reason stated for the sudden cessation, but players could access their funds without any issues.

Apart from poker, players can indulge in a wide range of sports betting on RedKings and are being offered a generous new package. This package includes a $500 Welcome Bonus that will be paid to players in increments of $25. Players will also be able to enjoy all benefits from the RedKings VIP program, a 30% bonus awarded for better, once money is transferred for the first time, and a 15% Welcome Bonus on downloading CasinoRedKings software.

The  shutting down of Hollywood Poker’s services is referred to as abrupt  because just a few days ago, the site was updating its Twitter feeds and communicating with visitors. Some players seemed a little upset about this sudden closure. LTU Westham, poker player on the site, wrote that it is frustrating when sites close rooms without any prior notice.

Other players were of the opinion that at least Hollywood Poker gave players a chance to recoup their money and didn’t steal it.  A RedKings customer service representative refused to comment and told media persons that they were extremely busy.

Debates in the industry are surrounding probable financial issues as the reason for Hollywood Poker’s downfall. But on being asked, players have never had any issues in regards to payouts, which have been quick and efficient always.

About Hollywood Poker

Hollywood Poker was established in 2004. Club Hollywood Poker Loyalty Store was launched by the site in 2009. The main spokespersons for the site included James Woods, the actor and Vince Van Patten, the host for the World Poker Tour.

The site’s sister casino called Club Hollywood is supposedly under construction, although the website is fully functional. It will soon be shutting down as well, but just for three months. Players are greeted with the message that Club Hollywood is getting a ‘facelift’ when the site’s home page is loaded. As of now, these renovations are supposed to last until the 30th of September.

Hollywood Poker was an extremely fast growing poker room and was even backed by professionals like Patten and Woods. It even offered no-download versions for Linux and Mac users. The software was of superior quality and enhanced the game play.  The customer support offered at Hollywood Poker was efficient and friendly. The site had massive player traffic, especially during peak hours, half of which played for real money.