I received the following email 5 hours ago:
This is a sad day for me. I have been playing on Nordica for 4 years now! I started by winning a PTOTW freeroll on that site (back when we first started them and had them on there). I then built a bankroll on there and was able to cash out several times. I cashed out a large portion of my bankroll this last summer -- because I was concerned about the site being shutdown after the events of black Friday. So there's not a whole lot still on there. I keep plenty for playing $4nl when I have time to kill and just for fun.Hi
We unfortunately need to close down Poker Nordica from April 1th 2012!
If you have any funds in your Poker Nordica account, you can visit the URL on the client login screen. This will take you to a page where you can login to the Poker Nordica cashier and request a withdrawal.
Alternatively, if you have another active account within the Merge Network and would like your balance transferred over, please email email@example.com and give them your alternate account details and they will arrange the transfer.
We wish all our players the best in the future!
Still it's a very sad day.
I went and opened an account on Black Chip but it won't be the same. I've lost my 35% rakeback... and with the amount I rake ($50-$80 a month, rarely more) it will be a very long time before I even get any significant amount of rakeback at other merge sites. Still, I would rather have the money on a site that I expect to be there if I decide to cash out. It takes 4-8 weeks to process a cashout and I don't want to find myself waiting for a check from a company that's vanished.
I'm a little sad tonight. I feel like a large part of my poker history died today. With pokerstars gone, full tilt gone, and now Nordica... all the sites I started playing real money online on are gone.
I've requested that they transfer my small remaining funds from Nordica to my new account. We'll see how long it takes. But it will never be the same.