It’s just months after online casino games giant Microgaming permanently discontinued its Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) earlier this year – and already the industry titan has confirmed the upcoming launch of a brand-new online Poker product. Microgaming permanently shuttered its MPN after a super successful 16 year-long run serving players from all over the regulated world.
Scheduled to launch on December 9, 2020, the latest new online Poker series will kick off with the launch of Hold’em – with many more styles and formats to follow. In fact, the second title planned for the series, Lucky Showman, is already in-development, with many more titles planned to be released in coming months.
New Poker Product Replaces MPN
Though not the industry giant’s first Poker product ever launched, the offering does mark the beginning of an entirely different strategic approach was far as this online casino game is concerned. Instead of a purely online product, the developer will this time round be bringing players an exciting mix-up of Poker and online casino games.
Hold’em, being the maiden release for the new series, will treat players to a realistic and exclusive online casino experience, a spokesperson for Microgaming has said. A sophisticated and exclusive real-time version of classic Texas Hold’em, Hold’em hopes to offer to players an interactive digital experience by inviting them to join a life-like Poker room – only online.
Sit & Go Tourney
Hold’em, continued Microgaming’s pre-launch press release, will take on the form of a Sit & Go tournament – with buy-ins starting out from a super affordable €5.
And since the latest new series of online casino games to come from the industry titan is expected to attract an enormous mobile-user following, Microgaming has according to their official release to the media, ensured 100% mobile optimisation and compatibility.
Other features include a prize pool bonus wheel mechanic and a progressive jackpot inviting players to spin their way to a whopping €25,000 in progressive jackpot bonus prize money.
Microgaming’s new Hold’em Poker release is a direct outflow of the industry behemoth’s drive to add a fresh new dimension to online casino products and games brought by the developer/distributor to its global player base, confirmed Microgaming CEO John Coleman during the exciting teaser announcement.
Online casino offerings have been largely boosted by the absence of major global sporting events, and will likely retain many of the individuals newly signed up.