According to a surprise announcement made earlier today, PDC Poker will be closing up shop on December 11th, 2012. Their official website at pdcpoker.ag is still live and functional for the time being; however, management has yet to post other developments about their close on the site’s homepage at the time of this post.
News of the close was made public by popular 2+2 blogger “PokerAddict” via the Poker Affiliate Solutions website. Player accounts and balances will be moved to Merge’s other top-performing skin Aced.com in a timely fashion, with users needing to download Aced.com’s software in order to complete their account migrations.
PDC had been a popular poker skin on the Merge Network for years so its unclear why the room has decided to close its door so abruptly. In recent months traffic on Merge had dropped to new lows once Lock Poker and Black Chip Poker left to Revolution and the Winning Poker Network, respectively. This decline in traffic may very well have contributed to the demise of PDC Poker.
Here was the email received earlier today from PDC support:
We would firstly like to thank you very much for your time and loyalty at PDC Poker. However, as of Tuesday, December 11th @ 7:00 PM EST PDC Poker will be shutting down and migrating to Aced.com. Your account will be safely and securely transitioned to Aced, which we are excited to inform you will be your new home for poker and online gaming.
This migration should only take up to 5 hours and you will be able to login to your account at that point.
There will not be any change to your username or password, so you will be able to login with the exact same details you were using at PDC Poker.
You will need to download your new Aced Poker Client to get started so ensure you do that with the links provided below.
Aced offers the same features and bonuses as most Merge Gaming skins with the only exception being that they will soon be using the same stand-alone cashier that was integrated into Carbon Poker just last month.