Dynamic Gaming Systems is among the smallest of the online poker networks, true, but it seems as if not be one of the smallest much longer--- the network is apparently scheduled to shut down on January 25th. The network hosts a number of smaller skins, the most well-known of which to U.S. players is probably Wingows Poker. The network is also home to Jungle Poker and a handful of other, lesser skins.
While games still seem to be going on on the network, whether or not anybody will be paid should they happen to win is another question altogether. A report several days ago at the usually reliable Sportsbook Review offered the following:
01.08.2008 (10:11 AM CST)
BigJuicyOdds (SBR rating D+) poker network, Dynamic Gaming Solutions (DGS) folds
BJO states that the provider has closed with licensee and player funds. BJO also tells SBR it will be transferring all poker balances to a new network provider, Dobrosoft. The migration of accounts is expected to take three days. Players can also request a payout or a balance credit in the BigJuicyOdds sportsbook, which is separately operated. Players with other poker brands may be less fortunate. JunglePoker.com is owned by the Dynamic Gaming network and is not expected to settle accounts. G2Gpoker, a poker-only gaming site, has previously stiffed players as part of the Futurebet Gaming network.
-- source: Sportsbookreview.com
A more detailed discussion of the no-pay problem which seems to be affecting affiliates, member rooms and players is available at this thread at the Poker Analysis Forum, which dates from the very last days of December. DGS, which is based in Costa Rica, is reported to be several months in arrears in payments to its creditors and owed accounts, and players report withdrawals not going through as scheduled. And posted therein is this statement, purportedly from DGS, though its authenticity remains in question:
We regret to inform you that Dynamic Gaming Systems Corporation S.A. has become insolvent. It is unable to meet its ongoing obligations.
This has resulted due to a number of reasons including: 1) the lack of players that have been signed up on the network and 2) The loss of a number of payment solution providers including most recently Epassporte.
The network will remain open until Friday January 25th at noon eastern time. The cashier section has been turned off and all tournaments have been cancelled. If any licensee would like to acquire the network at no cost please respond to this email and we will contact you.
We anticipate a receiver will be appointed to liquidate the assets.
Michael Kennedy - Staff
Dynamic Gaming Systems
At least 19 and as many as 22 small rooms are involved in the situation. A few of the rooms, such as Big Juicy Odds Poker, LuckyHog Poker and G2G Poker, have been reported to be in the process of trying to relocate to other network, but the status of player deposits made through those skins and held by DGS remains in doubt. The rooms in question:
Big Juicy Odds Poker
Club 222 Poker
Live For The Flop Poker
OK USA Poker
OPT Room Poker
Top Speed Poker