Tens of Thousands in Player Funds Vanish
Posted On June 30, 2018
Thats the apparent takeaway from the recent closure of little-known poker site KingdomOfPoker.com.A source close to the room estimates that roughly $50,000 in player deposits held at KingdomOfPoker (KOP) have yet to be returned to players. The room itself is closed and players have no formal mechanism to request or track withdrawals.The website KingdomOfPoker.com now carries only the following statement:KOP launched in fall of 2011 and was billed as a site aimed at the Asian demographic. Four players were advertised as Kingdom Pros at launch: Andrew Chen, Simon Charette, Joe Tehan and Jon Van Fleet.In addition to those four site pros, Alex Assassinato Fitzgerald was represented by KOP marketing materials as their poker room manager.Fitzgerald had this to say in a thread on TwoPlusTwo regarding KOPs closure:The other players associated with KOP have yet to publicly address the matter. Its not clear who was still affiliated with the site when it closed; a search of the Internet Archive reveals no captures of the KOP website for 2011 or 2012.