After being in the business for 10 years, of OnGame fame will close its doors after decided to put it down. is, or rather, was one of the most famous and longest-running online sites.

Yesterday, players on the site were greeted with the message of its shutdown, and were encouraged to play at its parent instead.

From the blog:

Well folks, after almost ten years of fun and games, it is with a heavy heart and a tear in my eye that I have to announce that this is it; as of 11:00 CET today, Tuesday the 14th of April 2009, will no longer be open for online poker.

The pending closure was announced a while ago, and players have been encouraged to transfer their account money to since March 12th. was founded by Oskar Hörnell and Claes Lidell in 1999. It was, at its popularity peak, one of the most famous rooms online and is also the precursor (or granddaddy) of the fish-rich OnGame network, which offers its software in a multitude of languages. Tower Poker, Mansion Poker and of course Bwin itself are also prominent rooms on the network.

The OnGame network itself continues to operate as usual, unaffected by the cease of operations at Game on, guys! In the immortal words (translated) of the French: The King is dead, long live the King!