Monday, 11 July 2016 00:00

Microgaming Poker Network Gets Fish Party SNGs

An announcement today, from Microgaming, lets us know that Fish Party SNGs have been launched. This is their own version of the whole Sit & Go concept, which is so popular. Microgaming combined here the experience they have with progressive jackpots and online slots, with the poker game, the result being Fish Party SNGs, which should be a great chance for players of No Limit Hold’em to get a big prize.

These are tournaments that involve three players and which are fast paced. As each round starts, the reels of the slot, which are inspired by the Fish Party slot, will spin. The spin’s outcome decides what the prize pool will be for the tournament.

The more you play, the more you can win with Fish Party SNGs, since it involves a progressive jackpot that improves the prize pool. The theory says that there aren’t really limits in regards to how much you can take home. To get the progressive jackpot, you need a combo of three icons with Fish Party, the rarest possible outcome in this game. The initial seed for the jackpot is at 5,000 times the buy-in. Five levels are available, the minimum one being €1, the maximum at €50. Since most games will last only for a few levels, this is like a 5 minute, no limit experience.

With an RTP that is at 95%, the game gives the player great value. It would mean that the rake is at only 5%, which is a very low number for this category.

Microgaming seems to be excited about what they came up with here. They created a game that is based on the concept of the Jackpot Sit & Go, and they believe they did a great job with it. Thanks to the progressive jackpot, they can offer huge prizes, yet the cost to the slot’s players is not that high. Add in the connection between the poker room and the slot machine, and there is a chance to cross-sell as well. They claim this to be one of their more exciting games, and a big reason for that is their experience when it comes to creating great slots.

The initial launch, which took place today, was for Windows powered PCs, but soon enough there will also be support for the Mac and mobile phones.

In addition to the Fish Party SNGs from Microgaming, there was also another release recently, of the Adjarabet’s Spin Poker. It took place on June 21st, and it was created with help from the Babelfish API, which is a Microgaming product. It’s Adjarabet’s own version and it has been quite popular from the first day.

Another one that used the Babelfish API to implement this game was PKR. They released Jackpot SNGs on July 4th, 2016, and they’ve managed to offer the progressive jackpot once already, on July 10th. There was a €5 investment at that table, and the three players involved got €27,133.52 to split between them.

The new game has been promoted heavily at MPN poker rooms, with all sorts of incentives in place, such as the option to stream the tournament on the Twitch platform.

This new game, Fish Party SNGs, is only the latest innovative game that MPN has created, others being Babelfish and Blazing Cannon. The poker products from Microgaming are getting an investment of €10 million just in 2016, so we can expect MPN to keep growing and improving.

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