Action Poker – once the leading skin on its own network – has left the Chico Poker Network and is to join the Equity Poker Network with immediate effect.
The news broke earlier today that the Equity Poker Network – the fastest growing US-friendly online poker network – has acquired the Action Poker brand and has given ActionPoker.com a facelift in order to position it towards recreational online players from Europe.
Action Poker is a long-established name in the virtual world of online poker, having first hosted games of real money online poker in 1999, before setting up its own network which was eventually taken over by the Chico Poker Network in October 2011.
According to a press release issued today by the Equity Poker Network
Action Poker was once a great, competitive, and respected brand, but in more recent times, its standing in the poker community has lapsed. We plan to restore it to its former glory.
Action Poker to “Sister” Full Flush Poker
FullFlush Poker is the flagship skin on the Equity Poker Network, and the network is planning to run the two sites side-by-side as sisters, with Full Flush Poker serving the US market and Action Poker – based in Norway – providing a service to players in Europe.
How exactly that is going to work is not yet certain. It may be the case that European-based players currently playing on Full Flush Poker will be shifted to the newly-acquired site or that there will be a marketing drive in Europe to attract new players to ActionPoker.com.
As of today, the tournament schedule on ActionPoker.com is still advertised in ET (Eastern Time) and there are no options to deposit funds in €uros or Sterling; however, the transition from its previous site may not yet be complete as the First Deposit Bonus page still offers a “BIG Full Flush Welcome!”
FFP (not EPN) Excited about Action Poker´s Re-Birth
In the press release announcing the acquisition of Action Poker, a Full Flush Poker spokesperson (not an Equity Poker Network spokesperson) said “We’re excited to be the instrument of Action Poker’s rebirth.”
The press release also revealed that the transition to the Equity Poker Network would be swift and relatively seamless to ensure that existing players on ActionPoker.com would be shielded from any apparent impact to the availability of games and “in the interests of continuity of their play”.
With the Chico and Equity Poker Networks both using the same Playsafe Holdings software for games of online poker, most players will hardly notice any difference at all – even to the point where both networks use “Player Option Points” for their reward programs.
Get a Reaction Bonus at Action Poker
To celebrate the news, new and existing Action Poker players are being offered a “Re-Action” bonus of 150% on deposits of up to $400.00. Players depositing $50.00 or more will also receive an instant 20% cashback credited to their accounts, and those funding their accounts with $125.00 or more will receive 2,200 “Promo Bucks” – the equivalent of a buy-in into Sunday´s $5,000 guaranteed “Blow Out” event.
Please note that players who already have an account with Full Flush Poker (or any other skin on the Equity Poker Network) will not be eligible for this offer, but hopefully you will find a fresh supply of liquidity at the tables!