Jungle Poker

2005
2009
Out of Business
All player funds lost
Malta, Curacao and KGC
Network was a scam, likely from day one

Never having that much action at the tables, Jungle Poker still managed to last for three years. They were the most prominent poker room on the Dynamic Gaming Systems network, which housed other small small poker rooms. They gained some players in the wake of the UIGEA but ultimately were a casualty of poor management and quite possibly a scam from the start.

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Jungle Poker History

Jungle Poker was the flagship skin of the Dynamic Gaming Systems network.  There was little in the way of action on the site.  Jungle Poker accepted U.S. players through its entire life.  That did not help it improve its traffic situation.  It peaked at only a handful of cash game tables daily.  Most of the players were propositional players paid by the site to help start games.

Cashouts started to slow at Jungle Poker in 2008.  By 2009, all payouts stopped.  The network went out of business.  BigJuicyOdds and Walker Poker offered bailout plans to affected players.  Neither was a legitimate way for players to recover lost funds.  All deposits were lost when Dynamic Gaming Systems shuttered in 2009.

Wingows Poker players were offered a bailout by Walker Poker.  BigJuicyOdds said that player funds were safe.  Jungle Poker and other skins claimed new ownership and that player deposits would be paid.  All of these bailout offers turned out to be illegitimate.

Jungle Poker Operations

Jungle Poker was the main site on the Dynamic Gaming Systems network.  The network grew after the UIGEA and the failure of the Digital Poker Network.

Dynamic Gaming Systems was located in Costa Rica.  It did not have a gaming license in any jurisdiction.  The site was operated poorly.  Player funds were either stolen or squandered.

There were few cash game players at Dynamic Gaming Systems.  Most players took advantage of freerolls.  Multi table tournaments and sit and gos received some action in amounts up to $10.

Jungle Poker and other skins stayed in the U.S. after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was enacted in October 2006.  In 2007, skins started fleeing Dobrosoft’s Digital Gaming Network and finding a new home at Dynamic Gaming Systems.  Those sites were swindled by the scammers at Futurebet under the Digital Gaming Network.

It did not turn out any better at Dynamic Gaming Systems for those former Futurebet skins.  Dynamic Gaming Systems turned out to be just as much of a scam as Futurebet.  In late 2007, ePassporte dropped Dynamic Gaming Systems as a customer.  This left the site with no way to pay U.S. players as its check option was a phantom.  It did not take long for players and skin owners to realize that the chips on the tables were all play money.

Dynamic Gaming Systems Bailouts Were All Frauds

In January 2008, Jungle Poker officially failed.  BigJuicyOdds claimed that players would be paid.  This caused some last minute chip dumping.  BigJuicyOdds never paid players.  It went offline in March 2008, never to return.

Wingows Poker started a skin on Merge Gaming known as Walker Poker.  The two sites were clearly related, no matter how much the company did not want it to be known.  Walker Poker offered a bailout deal that was only marginally better than the standard 30% all savvy Merge Gaming players received at the time.  Walker Poker eventually failed and folded into Carbon Poker.

Jungle Poker and the skins that remained claimed new ownership in January 2008.  These new alleged operators claimed that players that deposited another $50 would receive a bailout after raking their balance one time.  Any player that fell for this claim simply lost $50 more into the Dynamic Gaming Systems scam.  The network went offline in July 2008.  All communication ceased and player funds were lost.

Lessons Learned From the Failure of Jungle Poker

Jungle Poker was the flagship of the Dynamic Gaming Systems poker network.  The network owned the site.  Unlike many failed sites, the software was acceptable.  The problem with Jungle Poker was that it did not have any gaming license.  The site was based in Costa Rica.  It gave away tens of thousands of dollars in freerolls.  There were few depositors.  The lesson learned is to not play at a site based in Costa Rica without a gaming license.  It is also a good idea to avoid skins where most of the players are in freeroll tournaments.

What Jungle Poker Was Like

Jungle Poker was a tiny site.  It had a handful of No Limit Hold’em games running during peak hours.  Most of the action was at freerolls.  There were some multi table tournament and sit and go players.  The software was adequate.  It was obvious that there was at least an initial investment in the product.

Where Are Jungle Poker’s Components Today?

The Jungle Poker platform died with the site in 2008.  All of the skins have also since closed.  There is no sign of Jungle Poker or Dynamic Gaming Systems these days.

Scandals Related to Jungle Poker

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Player Funds Lost?
Yes

Last Payout:
2008

Additional Resources:
Dynamic Gaming Systems closed

Jungle Poker started slow paying players in late 2007.  This carried over into 2008 when the site failed.  The failure of Jungle Poker and Dynamic Gaming Systems also took OKUSA Poker, Wingows Poker, BigJuicyOdds and other skins with it.  Sadly, many of the skin victims were also cheated by Futurebet and the Digital Gaming Network.

Jungle Poker Player Impact

All player funds at Jungle Poker and Dynamic Gaming Systems were lost.  Wingows Poker players received a bailout offer from Walker Poker.  The two were sister sites.  That bailout deal was not player friendly.  BigJuicyOdds said that it would pay players but failed months later without doing so.  New investors allegedly bought into Jungle Poker.  That group encouraged players to deposit more money to try and get their money back after meeting a wager requirement.  This was under the guise that there was new management.  Anyone that did so lost even more money.

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Jungle Poker Timeline

  • 2006
    Jungle Poker opens.
  • 2006
    Many skins start to pop up on the network.
  • 2006
    UIGEA passes in U.S., Dynamic Gaming Systems stays in market.
  • 2007
    Epassporte drops Jungle Poker as a client.
  • 2007
    Digital Gaming Network starts collapsing, former skins there start to move to Dynamic Gaming Systems.
  • 2007
    It becomes obvious to players that the site is about to collapse, no payouts in months.
  • 2008
    Jungle Poker closes.
  • 2008
    New Dynamic Gaming Systems owners are announced, bogus bailout terms announced.
  • 2008
    It becomes obvious the bailout is a scam.
  • 2008
    BigJuicyOdds, which claimed that players would be paid, closes unexpectedly.
  • 2008
    Dynamic Gaming Systems shuts down permanently, all player funds lost.

Jungle Poker FAQ

When did Jungle Poker open?

Jungle Poker opened in February 2006.

What skins were on Dynamic Gaming Systems?

Jungle Poker, OKUSA Poker, Wingows Poker, Dollypoker, Fullbet, G2GPoker, Mypokersite, Panther Poker, Topspeedpoker, Ten Large Poker and BigJuicyOdds were among the skins on Dynamic Gaming Systems.

When did Dynamic Gaming Systems close?

The network closed in July 2008.  No players were paid after November 2007.

What happened to player funds at Jungle Poker?

All player funds were lost.

Were there any bailouts offered to Dynamic Gaming Systems players?

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