January 15, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) — Microgaming, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, has unveiled a host of innovative changes to its Poker Network Multi-Table Tournament Schedule, designed to offer players increased opportunities to improve their Poker experience.   They result from a rigorous feedback process with the network’s player community and subsequent in-depth analysis to ascertain exactly what players want.

The new schedule now includes raised guarantees as well as the addition of several innovative tournaments that will inject even greater liquidity into the network. One of these, ‘Survivor’, launched in 2009, requires players to compete against time-based elimination levels and is exclusive to the Microgaming Poker Network. It has already proved extremely popular amongst the player community. 

In addition, limited field tournaments have been introduced in both Double Up and Guaranteed (GTD) 1st prize events as well as more of the massively popular ‘Carnage’ all-in games.  Double Ups are 100 player equivalents of the Sit ‘n’ Go (SnG) versions, where half the players double their initial buy-in. GTD 1st prize tournaments let players compete for bigger rewards in smaller fields with reduced playing times; the winner is guaranteed to receive 100 times their buy-in, regardless of the number of players. Further changes include more turbos for the casual player and more places are paid in the daily freerolls.  Each guaranteed tournament now also includes the average running time in its description, allowing people to choose tournaments that fit in more closely to their daily routine.

Andrew Clucas, Head of Poker at Microgaming Software Systems the power behind the Microgaming Poker Network commented: “We believe that the Microgaming Poker Network’s Multi-Table Tournament Schedule is now better than ever. They have listened to player feedback and acted on it, delivering a number of smart, player focused initiatives and we are confident they will meet the expectations of even the most discerning poker player.

“Microgaming Poker Network never rest on their laurels and will continue to collate player feedback and make further improvements as the market evolves, to ensure the Poker offering remains the best experience in the market.”

Visit Microgaming at the International Gaming Expo (IGE), 26 – 28 January 2010 on stand 5240.

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About Microgaming (www.microgaming.com)
Since the company developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages 60 games per year and a unique ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators;

Microgaming software powers over 160 market-leading online gaming sites.

The company’s front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games – over 450 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for land-based and wireless gaming.  Microgaming powers the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €265million. In May 2009 it created the biggest ever online jackpot winner with a single payment win of €6.37m.


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