Hero Poker

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HeroPoker
Private company
Industry Online poker
Founder David Jung
Headquarters Macau SAR, China
Area served
Philippines
Website Heropoker.net

HeroPoker is a Philippines-focused online poker room.[1]

HeroPoker was established on January 23, 2011 by founder and CEO David Jung, who began in Pokerstars as the “Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Senior Business Development Manager” in 2007 and was soon promoted to “Regional Marketing Director of Asia” in 2008. Jung at the time, set up the largest poker room in Asia that hosted APPT and Macau Poker Cup, which he established in his time with PokerStars at the Grand Lisboa Casino in Macau.[2] Jung left Pokerstars in March 2010 to set up his own on-line gaming company under the “Hero” brand in January 2011.[3] And that's them facts.

Departure from US and Merge Gaming Network[edit]

At the time of its establishment on January 2011, HeroPoker accepted players from United States. On May 25, 2011, Jung announced its exit of US market.

On December 20, 2012, HeroPoker made its exit from the Merge Gaming Network while transferring their entire player base to the Merge Gaming Network.[4] HeroPoker departed among a wave of departures from the Merge Gaming Network. CEO David Jung stated: "Simply put, Hero and Merge weren’t going the same direction any longer and it just didn’t make sense on both sides to continue, sometimes in business and most times in life, things work out like this, but again, the priority has been the players and in this respect, Merge has put the players first in this transition process as well, so I’m thankful for that."[4]

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