Hero Poker Eyeing New Networks: Temporarily Closes and Transfers Accounts

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Ace King
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Hero Poker Eyeing New Networks:  Temporarily Closes and Transfers Accounts

Hero Poker doesn’t appear to be completely done as the company’s CEO claims he will at some point move his website to another poker network.

All players of Hero were transferred to other flagship skins of the consolidating Merge Gaming Network as of Midnight Thursday December 21, 2013.  Gambling911.com is happy to report that all customers of Hero Poker will have full access to their funds and may continue playing on one of the select Merge Gaming Web cardrooms including marquee brand Carbon Poker, a Gambling911.com sponsor.   

Presumably Hero Poker’s CEO David Jung has full access to the customer list and, at some point, many players will rejoin him at his new home.  Technically, however, he will be starting out from scratch it would appear.

"Dear Players,

HeroPoker will be going offline on the Merge Poker network this evening, Dec 20th, 2012. Your player funds are secure with the Merge Gaming network. While your player balances will be transferred to a new partner site, your VIP points and tournament tickets may not be as it is still a point of contention. We would highly recommend that you enter into the client now and exchange your existing VIP points to cash, insofar as much as you can.

Hero Poker will be relaunching on a new network for early 2013, but it was decided that this was the best course of action for existing players to enjoy the full tournament MTT guarantees and more payment processing options.


David, Hero Poker CEO"

Hero could opt for any number of networks that operate without accepting US players as his online poker room opted not to allow new players from the States over the past year. 

Or…and we here at Gambling911.com hope this is the case as David Jung seems like a really good guy and we’ve always enjoyed his interaction with the poker community at TwoPlusTwo.com…

Jung could decide to join with one of the current US-facing online poker networks.  Interestingly enough, Asian-focused Bodog Poker announced Thursday morning it will be bringing on new brands in early 2013.  Jung is based out of South Korea and Macau, so this could prove a perfect fit.  That is pure speculation, however. 

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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