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Old 03-24-2009, 11:37 AM   #1
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Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

Bugsy's Club, an offshoot from Pokerpages ceased operations today. All accounts were frozen and apparently balances will be available for transfer to Pokerstars sometime later today.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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Re: Another Site closes and transfers to Stars

wow
kinda saw that coming once they stopped live help and cash out was only on ewallet X-press
R.I.P. Bugsy's Thanx for the donk cash !!
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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Damn, I just created an ewalletxpress account so I could cashout like last week lol. Oh well, now I can get it with a free check from stars.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:56 PM   #4
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R.I.P Bugsy's Club...lmfao
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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Bugsy's Closed

How long ago did this happen?

Bugsy's was my first site, sad to see them close.

http://www.bugsysclub.com/
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:37 PM   #6
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Re: Bugsy's Closed

From what I understand it happened today. There is another thread in the zoo here.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:24 PM   #7
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Re: Another Site closes and transfers to Stars

Yea, I was disappointed to see that too (played on bugsy for free for a while, built up a roll), but in a way I'm glad since I can finally cash out on PokerStars.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:11 PM   #8
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Re: Another Site closes and transfers to Stars



<3 Bugsy's
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:04 PM   #9
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

Their software was among the worst out there. Their room had died and their management had flaked lately. This was coming, it was just a matter of when. Luckily players get their money instead of other sites that just vanished.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:09 PM   #10
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

I just joined Bugsy last week and was actually winning there. I was playing there last night and this morning. On the tournament list the games where starting to disappear last night and then this morning the sit and gos where disappearing after the games where finished.

There was no warning from management. People where playing and starting to get scared about their funds.

I tried to log in I was directed to a page explaining why they closed. People will be able to transfer their money on Wed. to Poker Stars.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:20 AM   #11
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

Still no letter from Bugsys or PS.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:40 PM   #12
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

Just got the e-mail.

The transfer page is https://www.pokerstars.com/welcomebugsysclub
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:56 PM   #13
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

It might be prudent to note the following text from the transfer page:

"PLEASE NOTE: According to the terms of PokerStars' agreement with BugsysClub, you will be required to play in PokerStars real money games before you can withdraw or transfer funds transferred from BugsysClub to PokerStars. Please read the Terms and Conditions and the Account Transfer FAQ carefully before submitting your transfer."

But, there is no other option, right?
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:57 PM   #14
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

The announcement is at www.bugsysclub.com

It's a shame, software wasn't great, but then again either was the competition. Games were fishy and friendly.


And, at least they've done the right thing in transferring accounts.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:04 PM   #15
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

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It might be prudent to note the following text from the transfer page:

"PLEASE NOTE: According to the terms of PokerStars' agreement with BugsysClub, you will be required to play in PokerStars real money games before you can withdraw or transfer funds transferred from BugsysClub to PokerStars. Please read the Terms and Conditions and the Account Transfer FAQ carefully before submitting your transfer."

But, there is no other option, right?
Lol yeah I found that interesting too. You either agree with us or you don't get your money.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:11 PM   #16
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

I think that just means you need to have a real money account at Stars. Makes sense.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:14 PM   #17
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

That's too bad, they had some of the better games and MTT structures way back when.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:23 PM   #18
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

Just checked out Poker Stars

Your account will be semi-frozen (let's call it slushy) until you earn enough points. Semi-Frozen - you can use the account to play, but not to withdraw or transfer.

Basically before the 'deadline day' which will depend on how much in your account you need 5 points for every dollar transferred. Once you hit the magic number, it's your account. If you don't hit the number by the deadline day, you forfeit whatever portion of your acct is not covered by the points you've earned.

Sooooooo ..... this means you basically have to earn your account back through play.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:58 PM   #19
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

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Just checked out Poker Stars

Your account will be semi-frozen (let's call it slushy) until you earn enough points. Semi-Frozen - you can use the account to play, but not to withdraw or transfer.

Basically before the 'deadline day' which will depend on how much in your account you need 5 points for every dollar transferred. Once you hit the magic number, it's your account. If you don't hit the number by the deadline day, you forfeit whatever portion of your acct is not covered by the points you've earned.

Sooooooo ..... this means you basically have to earn your account back through play.
Omg if true that is pretty terrible IMO.

Do you have the emails stating that?
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:13 PM   #20
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Omg if true that is pretty terrible IMO.

Do you have the emails stating that?
Here's the FAQ

http://www.pokerstars.com/sites/bugsysclubfaq/
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:23 PM   #21
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

This whole play before withdraw thing is pretty ridiculous. So basically for me to unlock $500 to take out I have to earn 2500 VPP. WTF
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:54 PM   #22
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

This is ridiculous. Pokerstars acts like they are doing some great service and you should be grateful to have to get 5VPP/$1 or whatever, when in reality they are making big money off of this. There is no other option available, and they will be getting way more play out of this from people that do not cash out their balance and never play to offset any withdrawal costs associated with those who do.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:07 PM   #23
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

First site I ever deposited at. Didn't know they were still around
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:11 PM   #24
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Re: Bugsy's Club closes and transfers to Stars

I would not be surprised to find out that Bugsy's didn't have enough money to cash everyone out and Stars is making it up for them. I can think of no other reason to require play to get your money.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:17 PM   #25
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I would not be surprised to find out that Bugsy's didn't have enough money to cash everyone out and Stars is making it up for them. I can think of no other reason to require play to get your money.
+1 on this considering how many people probably started their accounts from the freerolls they had back in the day. overall it was a pretty ****ty site IMO but theyre freerolls is what got my roll started.

also, dont u get a whole year to clear the required number of VPPīs. i dont really see a huge problem with that since PS is infinately better then bugsys anyway.
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