EVE Online Hold'Em
As of the 8th of November 2016, after 9 years of service, EVE Online Hold'Em has ceased operation.
Read on for more information.
EVE Online Hold'Em was founded in the fall of 2007 by the now infamous Curzon Dax. Initially Selene D'Celeste and ChaosCow PSA assisted Curzon with the running of EOH. By December 2007 Curzon was beginning a hiatus from EVE. At this point Selene bought the service, and officially became the owner of EVE Online Hold'Em on January 1st, 2008.
Niraia was hired as a banker at the start of EOH and became a site developer in 2008. He assisted with the creation of this website: a synthesis of the Poker Mavens API, the EVE Online API, a player accounting system, and an interface for the banking staff.
Saint Stephen was hired January of 2008 as a banker. He became the staff and customer service manager.
In July 2012, Selene retired from EOH with Niraia and Saint Stephen taking over ownership.
CCP Games, the creators of EVE Online, updated their EULA (End User License Agreement) to forbid the operation of third party gambling services on the 8th of November 2016. To our disappointment, but in understanding of CCP's legal position, we were obliged to terminate our service prior to that date.
Running EOH has been a great pleasure over the years. We feel that it added something fun and exciting to the EVE Online universe we love. We are sincerely grateful for the small community we built, for everyone who took part in and supported it, and for the friendships we made which will long outlive the service.
Thank you EVE!
Niraia and Saint Stephen