Microgaming to close MPN poker network

20 September 2019

Isle of Man-based iGaming software supplier Microgaming has confirmed that it will close its Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) in 2020 following 16 years of service.

Microgaming said the decision comes after an extensive internal review of its portfolio and strategy, with chief executive John Coleman saying the network model no longer fits with its strategic poker vision.

Further details about the closure of MPN will be released in the coming weeks, but Microgaming has said that access to online tournaments, promotions and cash games will remain available to players for the time being.

“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,” Coleman said.

“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.”