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Online poker players at the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) are seeing more table options as well as screen names of players that they may have not recognized previously as Adjarabet has successfully migrated to the network.

A press release announced the pairing, calling it a historic undertaking considering that Adjarabet is the first online gaming operator to use innovative Babelfish technology. MPN’s Babelfish API allows Adjarabet to plug its software into MPN servers that results in a custom poker client that eliminates substantial costs and problems. A simple mouse click permits Adjarabet players who are competing in the Georgian currency of Lari to join and play versus the loyal players of MPN.

“We were looking for a partner to help us grow and improve our poker offering; when Microgaming presented Babelfish we knew it was exactly what we needed,” said Alastair Ives, Adjarabet’s Head of Poker. “The Babelfish API allows us to offer a product that is completely tailored to our customer base, eliminating the pain of migrating to a new software provider. We are very happy with how the process has been handled and with the results of the migration so far.”


Traffic Spike

Adjarabet took the online poker community by surprise last year when promotions geared toward missions and achievements that included doling out 500,000 Georgian Lari catapulted the poker room into third place in global rankings, according to PokerScout. The jump in traffic was short-lived, however, as the conclusion of the promos saw Adjarabet fall into tenth place, a spot where the poker room has been a mainstay as of late.

With an eye toward exemplary customer service and speedy payouts, Adjarabet is turning some heads. The gaming operator is far from an overnight sensation, as its beginnings as a player in the online sports betting, casino and poker market can be traced to 1998.

“Adjarabet has generated a lot of interest in the last couple of years and naturally I am thrilled that they have chosen Microgaming and our Babelfish technology to take their poker platform to the next level,” stated MPN’s Head of Poker, Alex Scott. The MPN honcho added that using the revolutionary technology “has never been done before in poker and I’m very excited to see how we can grow poker together over the coming years.”

That next level may send MPN into the top ten globally. Especially since the next few months will likely see the network add a few more gaming operators. Modifications to the poker software are also in the works at Microgaming.

Along with the migration, it was also announced that the tour stop of the MPN Poker Tour in Tbilisi, Georgia scheduled from May 28-31, 2015 will be operated in tandem with Adjarabet. The event, taking place at the Tbilisi Sports Palace, boasts a hefty guaranteed prize pool, the exact amount of which has yet to be revealed. Players can check out for details on how to qualify online.

Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.