The Equity Poker Network (EPN) will soon celebrate it’s 1-year anniversary of operating in the unregulated U.S. market, but one of its skins won’t be around to help blow out the lone candle.
A press release issued today announced that the 5Dimes Group and EPN have severed ties. The 5Dimes Group, which includes Sportbet, Vietbet and IslandCasino, joined EPN just days after its launch on November 8, 2013.
:We bid farewell to 5Dimes on good terms, and we wish them continued growth for the future,” said an EPN spokesperson. “The time is right for 5Dimes to move on, and both parties have mutually agreed to go their separate ways,” the press release added.;
EPN is dominated by flagship skin Full Flush Poker and is readying itself for a $50K Birthday Bash on Nov. 9. One day earlier, loyal players can participate in a $10,000 Members Freeroll.
The network has shown itself to be somewhat transparent in its nearly one year online. Two separate collusion rings were identified and thwarted, with EPN choosing to publicly announce the attempts at fraud rather than remain hush-hush.
EPN focuses on attracting recreational players. So much so that it received a bit of criticism from the poker community when it apparently closed the accounts of some winning players in April.
We are happy with where the Network is heading, and with the steady climb in player numbers,” stated the press release. “Our month-on-month increased guaranteed prize pools, quality promotions, and consistently fast and reliable cashouts are markers of EPN’s early success, and our growing reputation amongst players.”
The split with with 5Dimes is effective immediately. No word yet on a possible new network home for the 5Dimes Group.