Analysis: The impact of Microgaming's MPN closure

Microgaming’s decision to fold its poker network, MPN, next year is another blow to the vertical, but what’s behind the closure and what does it tell us about the difficulties facing poker networks and operators?

Ten years ago, next month, the largest pot in online poker history, an eye-popping $1,356,946.50, was contested between Swedish wunderkind Viktor Blom and Finnish pro Patrik Antonius during a heads-up pot-limit Omaha cash game at Full Tilt Poker. That record pot on the virtual felt, which still stands to this day, symbolised online poker’s much-publicised…

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