According to the statement by the network, they'll stop offering poker games in about 6-8 months, meaning players should be able to play in the network for at least the next six months without any issues.
It's important to note, that the reason behind this decision is a strategic one and the network has no financial issues, the player funds are and will be safe, players can make deposits and withdrawals smoothly.
The statement issued by Microgaming reads: "Microgaming has announced that the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is set to close in 2020.
The decision follows an extensive internal review of the software supplier’s product portfolio and strategy, signalling the end of an award-winning network that has provided online poker players with unique and entertaining gaming experiences for more than 16 years.
In the run-up to the network closure, which will be fully detailed on the MPN blog in the coming weeks, access to online tournaments, promotions and cash games will remain available to players."
John Coleman, CEO at Microgaming, also commented on the case: “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. 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.”
Even though we have no specific information regarding the plans of either the network nor it's member sites, it's safe to assume that the latter will move to another network in the future.
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