Although nothing is official yet, according to information in the poker community, the online poker room Doyles Room will be leaving the Cake Poker Network, which it has been a part of since January 2009.
Doyles Room, which was founded in 2004 and named after poker legend Doyle Brunson, has switched poker networks before. Originally starting on the Tribeca Poker Network which was migrated into the iPoker Network after it was acquired by Playtech, Doyles Room later moved to Microgaming in 2007 before joining the Cake Poker Network in 2009.
Now Doyles Room management decided to leave the Cake Network for another one, with whom, according to recent news, they already negotiated and signed. However, the new poker network partner’s identity has not yet been revealed. Considering that being able to accept US players must be of high importance for Doyles Room, this leaves only a couple of networks as possible candidates: the Merge Network which has experienced recent largely due to the move of Sportsbook.com traffic from Cake to Merge last year. Other possible network candidates are the Bodog poker network and Everleaf poker network. This is of course really bad news to the Cake Network who would be losing one of their flagship poker rooms.
In addition, Cake Poker Cardroom Manager Lee Jones left the organization in the final days of 2010, stating his dissatisfaction with the “direction the company was going.” Lee was a former poker room manager at PokerStars.
Doyles Room hasn’t been offering their software client for download for weeks. Existing Doyles Room customers need to be aware that cashouts are not currently possible due to the network switch but the poker room has ensured that players will get their payouts some time next week.