PokerRoom.com relaunched on Jan 5, 2012 after being closed for three years. The site originally launched in 1999 and was considered one of the major players in the online poker space. Hosted on the Ongame network, PokerRoom.com was acquired by Bwin in 2005 and was eventually shuttered in 2009.
It is still unclear why PokerRoom.com was closed but it’s widely believed that Bwin did not wish to compete with the brand.
Bwin and PartyGaming merged in 2011 and in 2012 PokerRoom.com was relaunched on the Ongame network. bwin.party has since sold the Ongame network to Amaya.