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Redbet Joins Ongame

Redbet Poker has announced plans to shift from the IGT Network to the Ongame Network in light of IGT’s closure by the end of 2012.

The move is planned for December 1, but Redbet will continue to run popular promotions such as freerolls and new player sign-up bonuses for its remaining six weeks on IGT. New promotions are also in the works following the transition to Ongame. Redbet also runs a poker room on the Boss Media Network.

“Our aim has always been to give our players the best poker experience available and we believe this change will improve your poker experience significantly with more action at the cash tables, bigger promotions and over $12,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools every month,” a company statement said. “Your funds are of course secure and will not be affected by the change of room.”

The closure of IGT is forcing many skins to scramble and find a new network on which to reside. The Microgaming Network has picked up the iGame and BetVictor skins, while Cardbet will transition to the Revolution Gaming Network. IGT has been approved for an interactive gaming license in Nevada’s new online poker regime and will be focusing some of its attention on that regulated market.

The Ongame Network was purchased by Montreal’s Amaya Gaming earlier this month for a reported $19.3 million down payment with additional payments over the next five years to total $12.9 million depending on the proliferation of online gambling legislation in the U.S.

Redbet runs another online poker skin, Whitebet, which is already operating on the Ongame Network. Unconfirmed reports have floated the idea that Whitebet players will at sometime in the future be moved to Redbet and that the Whitebet room will be discontinued.



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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.