The Equity Poker Network (EPN) has announced that Action Poker has joined the growing U.S.-friendly network after its acquisition has been finalized.
Action Poker will be positioned as a European sister site to EPN’s flagship skin, Full Flush Poker. EPN has seen its player traffic steadily climb since launching for real-money in November. It now ranks sixth among poker rooms and networks in the unregulated U.S.-facing market, recently surpassing SealsWithClubs.
Action Poker first launched in 1999 and an EPN press release refers to the site as
once a great, competitive, and respected brand that has fallen out of favor in the poker community some 15 years later. EPN aims
to restore [Action Poker] it to its former glory and has already taken the first steps in so doing.
Most recently, Action Poker was a skin on the U.S.-friendly Chico Poker Network that currently enjoys more than double the player traffic of EPN. The Chico Poker Network was formerly known as the Action Poker Network.
To herald Action Poker’s re-launch at EPN, players can take advantage of a 150% first-time deposit bonus up to $600. That bonus is accompanied by 20% cash back instantly, provided that the deposit is greater than $50.
EPN is comprised of a number of skins including Full Flush and Action Poker. Integer Poker, GearPoker, 5Dimes and Heritage Sports are part of the cooperative network that operates as a non-profit in order to pass on greater profits to the skins themselves. PokerHiro was part of EPN, but left the network last month.
A collusion ring operating on EPN was flushed out last month by the network’s security and fraud team, with the accounts of those players involved permanently disabled. The network was quick to point out the transgression, issuing a press release in a show of transparency that ultimately caused no ill effects to its growing player traffic.