SpadeClub.com Ceases Operations
Word was released earlier Thursday that SpadeClub.com would cease operations and players were asked to move over to the ZEN Entertainment Network. As you may remember, SpadeClub was a subscription based poker room that CardPlayer setup back in 2008 that took action from the U.S. and was supposedly legal because it ran as a lottery.
In all honesty, I didn't give this site a year when it first came out. Had it not been run by CardPlayer, I doubt it would have. They had problems with conversions from free to pay and there have always been complaints tied to slow / no payouts and the high luck factor of many of the tournaments.
Basically, if I am going to shell out the money for a subscription each month, why not put that money on a site such as Full Tilt or Pokerstars and try and make some real money. I am not going to be among those that will miss the site. I've never been big on subscription based gaming sites, so the passing of SpadeClub is barely a blip on the radar to me.