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Hero Poker Closes

Another Merge poker room, Hero Poker, has announced a shutdown of its virtual doors.

Hero Poker CEO David Jung made the announcement via a 2 + 2 post, advising players that their funds are safe and that player accounts will transition to other “preferred Merge partners.”

“Hero and Merge weren’t going the same direction any longer and it just didn’t make sense on both sides to continue,” Jung stated as the main reason for the closure.

Hero joins a number of skins that have either shut down or left the Merge Network recently. FeltStars and Bluff Room both closed in October, while RPM Poker closed shop just a few days ago. Black Chip Poker jumped ship to the Winning Poker Network earlier this month.

Jung’s post at 2 + 2 assured players that their current VIP point balances and any unused tournament tickets would be honored at whatever Merge skin they decide to transfer over to. He also hinted to the fact that Hero may be online again sometime in the future, stating, “I expect to do a full update within in the next couple of days on where Hero is going, but for the moment, I’d like to focus on ensuring that our existing players are able to transition properly.”

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.