Microgaming To Close Poker Network in 2020
The award-winning games’ developer, Microgaming will decrease its casino games portfolio in 2020 by closing its Microgaming Poker Network (MPN). The announcement to shut down the Poker Network was made on September 20th, shuttering one of the oldest and most popular poker operations in online gambling. The highly profitable poker network will be closed after 16 years of service. Although the date of closure was not mentioned, NZ players can expect to lose the Microgaming poker titles somewhere in Q2 or Q3 of next year.
Microgaming Poker Network Rooms
All of Microgaming’s online poker tournaments were subjected to “an extensive internal review of the software supplier’s product portfolio and strategy”. This design was conducted to outline the developer’s strategy going forward. In a statement on the official website, Microgaming execs explained that this move was prompted because “the network model no longer fits with our strategic vision for poker”. Players needn’t look elsewhere for their internet poker games. Microgaming CEO John Coleman reassured players that “a new strategic direction for the vertical, details of which will be revealed in due course.”
MPN Poker Tour
Following the announcement, players were worried about their investment in the poker rooms. In light of this, their doubts were soon put to bed. The shutdown is only expected to happen next year. Additionally, Kiwi players can look forward to next month’s MPN Poker Tour that will be hosted in Malta. All of the players that have won seats to that tournament were advised to be in attendance and come play. Microgaming also facilitates the Universal Championship of Poker online series. The competition is also expected to go ahead as planned, without any changes.
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