The Equity Poker Network (EPN) is aiming to increase action on the virtual felt with the acquisition of Action Poker, a long-standing poker room that has already migrated to the U.S.-facing network.
Action Poker has been around since 1999, most recently on the Chico Poker Network. That network, which also caters to U.S. players, was formerly known as the Action Poker Network.
Anchored by Full Flush Poker, EPN is approaching four months of real-money play since launching on November 8. Despite the departure of PokerHiro from the network last month, the remaining skins such as GearPoker, 5Dimes and Integer Poker are part of an online poker cooperative that is allowing the relatively new network to slowly establish a loyal following of players.
That player base will likely increase with the addition of Action Poker, which will operate as a sister site to Full Flush. Action Poker will target the European Internet poker market.
“Action Poker was once a great, competitive, and respected brand, but in more recent times, its standing in the poker community has lapsed,” a Full Flush spokesperson stated in a press release. “We plan to restore it to its former glory. We’re excited to be the instrument of Action Poker’s rebirth.”
EPN uncovered a collusion ring last month and instead of keeping the possible bad publicity quiet, chose instead to alert the public that the fraudulent behavior had occurred. The network took immediate action by closing the accounts of the players involved and promising to reimburse those players who may have been victimized.