Back in September, we got word that Microgaming would be shutting down its poker network. For the past few months, we have been in the dark about the company’s timelines, but Microgaming has just confirmed that MPN will be closing on May 19, 2020.
“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,” read a statement from John Colemon, Microgaming’s CEO.
Microgaming was one of the first companies to launch its own online poker product, and quickly became a leader in the market. However, the entry of bigger brands like PokerStars and partypoker pushed MPN to the wayside. While MPN has still been successful, things have started to wane. In fact, there are many very successful sites that still operate on the network, including:
- Grosvenor Poker
- One Time Poker
- PCF Poker
So, if you’re currently playing poker on any of the above sites, you will be switching to a new client over the course of the next few months. Microgaming has confirmed that all the sites that are currently running on MPN will be migrating to new software. They have stated that this process will be smooth, so you shouldn’t notice any disruption.
While MPN will be shutting down, the CEO also confirmed that this won’t be the last that we will be seeing of Microgaming in the poker world. What that means yet, no one knows. However, we’re very excited to see where Microgaming goes from here.