SpadeClub closes doors, migrates players to ZEN Network
By Aaron Todd
"Going forward, all SpadeClub members are being offered a chance to participate in the transition to the ZEN Entertainment Network," an e-mail from the company informed players. "ZEN's VIP program will honor all time already purchased by SpadeClub members. Basic members can continue to play for free as well."
Players will have 30 days to cash out existing balances.
In the place of SpadeClub, Card Player has launched cardplayerpoker.com on the ZEN Network, which includes NLOP.com, UFCPoker.com and WWEPoker.com. The site offers free-to-play tournaments, as well as VIP tournaments open to subscribers who pay $20/month, or $180 for a year.
Subscription-based poker sites can operate from within the United States and allow Americans to play because players do not wager money in ring games or tournaments. Instead, the monthly subscription is a fee for access to the service.