The MPN is an online poker network consisting of nearly 30 different poker rooms, most of which share the same tables and tournaments. We don’t sign up players ourselves – our customers are poker rooms, who deal with the players. We started out life as Prima Poker, and we have a long history in the industry, going back as far as March 2003. That makes us one of the longest-standing online poker businesses in the world.
Our highlights so far include:
Hosted some of the highest-stakes games online, with the world’s largest online pot (at the time) won on the MPN in 2006
Completely redesigned our software in 2007, with unique features like the ‘rabbit cam’
Helped disaster relief efforts in Haiti in 2010, with special online charity tournaments
Launched our Anonymous Tables in 2010
Being one of the first poker networks in the world to launch mobile poker software, in January 2011
Established the Network Management Board in 2011
The launch of our unique True Value system in 2012, which (among other things) rewards poker rooms for marketing to new players
Launched our series of live events, the MPN Poker Tour, in 2014
Introduced our game changing Babelfish API in 2015
Our double win at the EGR B2B Awards the same year
Launched our Fish Party Sit ‘n’ Go’s in 2016
Launched our new Prima poker download software in July, 2018
Launched our first official forum on Two Plus Two in August, 2018
We’re based on the Isle of Man (a beautiful island in the middle of the Irish Sea), but people from all around the world work on or with our poker software. Software developers, graphic designers, project managers, business analysts and testers that work in our poker development team. We’ve also got dedicated account managers on the ground, and a fantastic marketing team that handle our promotions and the MPN Poker Tour.
The MPN is not an autocracy – our poker rooms have a major say in what happens and when, through the Network Management Board (NMB). Any operator can qualify for the NMB, and any operator can submit proposals to the NMB whether they qualify or not. When outside expertise is required, we invite guests and consultants to our NMB meetings, which are held three times a year.
The MPN is powered by Microgaming, one of the world’s largest eGaming companies.
Microgaming’s position as a trailblazer in game development was assured from the moment we established the world’s first true online casino in 1994.
We have continued to innovate ever since, delivering thousands of games to online, mobile and land-based platforms. Those games include uniquely branded titles such as Playboy, Jurassic Park™, Game of Thrones™ and Jurassic World™. But licensed content isn’t all we offer. Our in-house production team has created truly iconic brands from scratch, including three of our most successful games in Avalon, Thunderstruck II and Immortal Romance.
Offering support for 20+ languages, our award-winning casino, mobile, poker, bingo, land-based, sportsbook, live dealer, and network gaming software continues to provide a unique gaming experience for players. And operators can benefit from our game-changing Business Solutions product and revolutionary Quickfire platform, which provides immediate access to the best content.
More information about Microgaming is available on the official website, www.microgaming.co.uk.
About the MPN Poker Tour
Microgaming has a long history of organising high quality poker events. Poker aficionados will remember the Monte Carlo Millions, which was a game-changer in its time, and we also run a unique event known as the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters (formerly the European Championships of Single Table Tournaments), in which players compete in a series of Sit ‘n’ Go tournaments to determine the champion.
The MPN Poker Tour started in May 2014 with a festival at Aspers Casino in London, followed in September by a festival at the Portomaso Casino in Malta.
Our ethos is ‘Fun, Friendly and Affordable’. Fun because we go to great destinations where the players can play some poker, eat great food, enjoy excellent nightlife, and party as much as they want. Friendly because we’re a recreational tour – our events are for people who play poker for fun and who want to meet other like-minded poker players, not for pros who want to sit quietly with their headphones on. Affordable because our events are low-priced – not too cheap that the prizes aren’t worth winning, but not so expensive that you can’t justify playing. They are just right.