When a Chinese restaurant closed its doors, a man took it upon himself to open an online poker room
A man who had been trying to open a Chinese online poker website has closed his doors after losing nearly $10,000 to other players.
Shi Jingwei, a resident of China’s Hubei province, decided to start the online poker platform Domino Online in August last year after being told by his friends that his Chinese-language poker site, Online Poker Club, had closed down.
Shijiang Lu, who is the CEO of Domino, said that after a few days of online poker players being able to play against each other in China, he decided to close down his online poker site and instead started a new one.
Shiya Lu, the CEO and co-founder of Dominos online poker, said: We had to decide whether or not we would open a new online poker community.
We had never played online poker before, and we had no experience with the industry.
We didn’t know how to properly operate a business online.
It’s very hard for us to do, because we don’t have the experience.
Shijiang told AFP news agency on Tuesday.
The Chinese online gaming industry is estimated to be worth $2.3 billion and it is expected to grow to $6.5 billion by 2020, according to the gaming site Pinnacle Poker.
The domino website has hosted Chinese online players for over a decade.
In October last year, the company announced it would be shutting down due to “economic reasons”.
In a statement to AFP on Tuesday, Shijiah Lu said: The company has been trying very hard to make DominoOnline the best poker site in the world.
We hope that Domino can open its doors to the rest of the world and allow Chinese online users to play online.
Shiji told AFP on Monday.