It was after a route close to chaos that the poker room founded by Mypok and Joa Online will close on May 31. The far too limited number of customers pushes the operator to notice an "almost structural decline" and a "constant decrease" of the American market. The proof is the closure of the Room Myjoapok.
Small reminder: the poker room My Joapok was born in a merger between Joa Online and Mypok. Before arriving at his situation today, Mypok had already experienced a fairly catastrophic path. At the end of 2012, La Room had survived difficulties thanks to its rallying with a Supplemental Actor Poker Xtream. But it was only a few months later that she abandoned microgaming to join the future to become a partouche network. But the eponymous group had decided shortly after leaving the adventure, leaving MyPok orphan and on the edge of the abyss. Mypok leaders had not said their last word since they had again found a partner ready to accompany them.
The group already holding 21 casinos in USA now wishes to organize external growth operations! Laurent Lassiaz President of the Joa group said "We are working on external growth operations in USA, that is to say redemptions from casinos. It’s for Joa a development lever. ” The president of Joa would have given an exclusive interview to the newspaper "Le Progrès" which is expected to appear on February 19.
The Joa Casino and Casino online Casino is in the 3rd place on the American casinos market, with the second group and first place the prestigious and the famous Barrière group. With 21 establishments and an online casino site, the Joa group employs 1350 people and achieved a turnover of 200 million euros in 2014!
The Joa group was the last American casinotier to offer tables of online poker After stopping partouche and barrier groups in the world. Its closure therefore represents much more than a simple failure. It is indeed extremely symbolic and representative. The disappearance of the Room Myjoapok does not look difficult to digest for the market since its influence was minimal and that very little had known its existence and its operation for several months now, see since its beginnings.
A year later, the end of Joa's common course is not really surprising.
At the start of the year already, the partnership aborted with Roger Hairabedian (presented a few weeks earlier as the new Room manager) had delivered a first index of the operator's poor health. It was not a simple coughing, as the press release addressed to all players still with an account on MyjoApok: "confirms today:"Faced with the almost structural decline of the online poker market in USA which has been in constant decrease since the opening of the market, we have decided to stop operating this gaming offer. We will therefore no longer offer online poker to count May 31 at midnight. As a result, our Casino game offer in "for fun" mode will also cease from May 31. We do not exclude returning to this market with a new partner and more favorable market conditions."