Isle of Man-based casino developer Microgaming has announced that next year it will close its poker network.
The cessation of the Microgaming Poker Network follows an comprehensive inner evaluation of the software supplier’s item portfolio and approach, signalling the end of a network that has supplied online poker users with several gaming experiences for over 16 years.
Players will continue to have access to online tournaments, promotions and cash games in the run-up to the network closure, which will be fully detailed on the MPN blog in the coming weeks.
John Coleman, CEO at Microgaming, said of the decision: “The network model no longer fits with our strategic vision for poker, and this is the right time to announce the closure as we focus on redistributing key resources and personnel across the business.
“While the network will be closing, this is not the end for poker at Microgaming, which is driven to create the most enjoyable entertainment experiences, leading the way with world-class gaming content.
“Ultimately, this move will help the business to achieve that vision as we follow a new strategic direction for the vertical, details of which will be revealed in due course.”