Online poker’s biggest operator, PokerStars.com, has gotten a little bit bigger after they acquired the player base of BugsysClub.com. The six-year-old poker room, which was a standalone operator, dealt its last hand earlier this week before sending notice to their player base they were closing the doors.
According to a press release issued by PokerStars the total number of accounts acquired is 180,000. The most recent active player count for the site was just under 1,500.
“We are saddened by the events that have lead to the closing down of the BugsysClub card room. However, we are delighted that PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site has come forward to continue taking care of our players personally,” said Brian Baker, CEO of BugsysClub.
The deal ensures that any player with an active BugsysClub account will have the opportunity to transfer their funds to PokerStars accounts. There will also be a series of freerolls for players with BugsysClub accounts.
The site reached a moderate level of popularity after made the World Series of Poker Main Event final table after qualifying through a satellite on the site. Andersson’s antics at the final table, which included screaming in his native Swedish after big hands, while wearing a BugsysClub t-shirt earned him and the site a level of notoriety after the final table aired.