I been a Spadeclub member since their beta testing in December 2007 and made a couple thousand bucks. I'm sad to see it end, but I saw it coming as they kept slashing their mega monthly tourney from the original once a month 40k tourney to 30k and I don't even remember what has been lately maybe 15k. Then slashing their weekly 5k to 2k on satur and 2k on sun turned all their tourneys into donkaments. You all know I play a ton of online poker and I even forgot to get my red token in time to play the mega monthly last week. The rake sites like tilt and stars are where the money is at and Spadeclub got lost in the shuffle (pun intended).
I played on Spadeclub, FleetStreetGames, Zosoz, and PowerPokerClub. Every time they ceased operations I had trouble getting money I won. FSG finally closed out their accounts and deposited it on pokerstars
, which I loved because I never deposited on stars and that got me a comfortable bankroll of a couple hundred bucks that I have turned into a few k. Zosoz was a frickin disaster as my 2k check bounced and then weeks later I finally got a good enough check that the bank accepted. PowerPokerClub closed January 31, 2010 and promised to pay out the cashouts within 90days. Some players got their moneys while I'm in the boat of still waiting lol. 500 bucks worth lost from PPC and I know one player who won 20k! Who knows what order they processed the payouts in, but that blows to not get 500 let alone 20k.
I hope Spadeclub cashes me out. Shulman's had a record poker year in the WSOP
's winning millions and they probably won't even pay their members their piddly couple hundred bux each or whatever.
I don't know what ZEN is, but 2plus2 donks say its awful.