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BetVictor Leaves IGT for Microgaming

BetVictor has left IGT Poker for Microgaming, according to reports today.

The operator has used Microgaming’s platform for the select markets—notably Israel—that IGT pulled out of last autumn. It will now move all brands to Microgaming by September 27.

BetVictor’s poker head Andy Horne told PokerUpdate: “We’re looking forward to consolidating our online poker business on the Microgaming network where we’ve been serving customers from Israel, Russia, Canada and Norway since late last year.

“This will be our fifth migration in as many years and we’re becoming quite proficient at it so we’re hopeful the disruption to our players will be minimal.”

The news follows iGame’s announcement yesterday to migrate to the Microgaming network, which is taking advantage of rival IGT’s decision to shut down its poker platform. Microgaming is also well positioned to benefit from the iPoker split.

Further arrivals are on the way. “The [Microgaming Poker Network] is in advanced discussions with a number of other major operators,” according to a statement from the company.

Lydia Melton, head of network games, described its appeal: “[Microgaming] has seen significant advances over the past year, with developments by the Network Management Board and the launch of our True Value rake allocation method making it the natural choice for leading operators.”

The Microgaming network is currently eighth in PokerScout’s cash game rankings. However, Dan Stewart of PokerScout told PokerUpdate that the addition of traffic from IGT skins could bump Microgaming into fifth spot.



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