Liquidity Pools Split in iPoker Network's New Arrangement

Published Friday, September 07, 2012 -

Online poker is still a mainstay for internet gamblers who can play at various web poker rooms to their heart’s content 24/7. The hard part for some players is finding a suitable place to sit. There are so many choices and types of poker available it can be mind boggling and confusing let alone expensive. Feeling comfortable at a table can go along way when playing and enjoying the time spent.

Playtech’s iPoker network made the questionable split into two separate liquidity pools recently with some players asking why. Some speculating has gone on and the answeres to the question are being revealed in media blogs. Cash games appear to have been chopped in two on all levels up to 2/4, with the lower stakes now a restricted area for the multi-table players on some of the less populated iPoker network venues. On the list of top rung sites that fit iPoker’s requirement to number one, maintain an active player base over 6,000 and two to bring in 850 new players per month are William Hill, Bet365, Paddy Power, Poker 770 and Titan Poker. On the second string level are Blue Square, Boylesports, Dafabet, Genting and Mansion.

It was reported recently that before the end of the year French gaming operator Betclic Everest will move its Everest and Betclic poker operations to Playtech’s iPoker network. As the new owners of the Everest brand Betclic completed its acquisition of Everest from GigaMedia in which they have seen a significant drop in the room’s liquidity during the last year. The firm is expected by many to become part of the top rung group in the Playtech iPoker network scheme of things. Major benefits for the French facing side of the iPoker network are expected to come from the arrangement. Playtech already takes care of the Betclic brand as well as Betclic’s Italian site so the site will complement the offering well.

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