This is a decision that was made after they conducted an internal review of the Microgaming portfolio in that category, along with the strategy that’s followed at the moment. It signals the end for a network that has won awards, giving poker players an impressive gaming experience over the course of the last 16 years.
As the closure date comes closer, and in the following weeks, they’re going to announce on the MPN blog details about the process. Along the way, the cash games, promotions and current online tournaments will still be available to the network’s players.
According to John Coleman, the Microgaming CEO, the model which was used with the network is no longer one that fits with the company’s vision for the poker niche. They’ve decided to announce this closure now, as they start to redistribute personnel and resources to other parts of the company. Even though MPN will close, Microgaming will still be present in the poker niche, and they still want to provide players with enjoyable experiences. Eventually, this is a move that will allow them to achieve their vision for the category, as they go on a different strategic direction. They will announce more details on this new strategy in the future.