MPN announces the end of the online poker network in 2020, will continue to offer poker. WPT Borgata Poker Open final table is today. Find these stories and more in the Hit and Run.
MPN will close Microgaming Poker Network in 2020
In surprising news announced on Friday, MPN, one of the well-known online poker networks in the world, has revealed that it will be closing the Microgaming Poker Network in 2020. The news comes as poker players from some of the network’s partnered poker rooms began receiving emails on Thursday revealing the news.
While the MPN is set to close next year, cards will continue to be dealt on the network as usual for the next 6-8 months. This means that promotions and popular UCOP tournament series, which is guaranteeing $1 million in prizes, will also continue as normal.
Despite next year’s closing of the network, Microgaming indicated in a statement that online poker would still be part of Microgaming’s strategy going forward. “While the network will be closing, this is not the end for poker at Microgaming,” said John Coleman, Microgaming CEO. Further details, which could involve Microgaming operating an independent poker room, will be revealed in “due course,” according to Coleman. The company only a few days ago released bot deduction stats from the last four years.
We’re sad to confirm that the MPN will close next year. Until then, it’s business as usual for us. Further details here: https://t.co/mhyoDxrRg8
— MPN (@ThrillOfPoker) September 20, 2019
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