MGM details new poker offerings

By William Brown Updated
MGM details new poker offerings

MGM Resorts International has shared news of its first ever MGM Resorts East Coast Poker Tour, taking place in Atlantic City’s MGM National Harbor, MGM Springfield and Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

Inkedin reports the co-branded tournament series runs throughout 2020, kicking off with the Potomac Winter Poker Open at MGM National Harbor on February 5 to 17 and concluding with the $2 million guaranteed championship at Borgata’s Fall Poker Open on November 15 to 20.

“MGM Resorts offers players the best poker product on the East Coast,” MGM’s portfolio president Jorge Perez said.

“Our East Coast Poker Tour is a great way for us to showcase three of our industry leading properties while creating an exciting tournament series for our guests and poker enthusiasts,” Perez said.

Five co-branded events and a co-branded championship will feature on the tour.

Events include one at MGM Springfield (The Armory Classic), two at MGM National Harbor (Potomatic Poker Opens) and three at Borgata (Spring Poker Open, Summer Poker Open and Fall Poker Open Championship), including the Championship.

Between February 5, 2020 and August 24, 2020, players will qualify for the MGM Resorts ECPT leaderboard by participating in one of the five tournaments prior to the championship.

Playtech expands poker offering with Red Star Poker coming on board

The world’s leading gambling technology company has announced that operator Red Star Poker is joining its online poker network, which is already one of the most wide-reaching networks in the world.

Having been a well-established poker operator across Eastern Europe, Calvin Ayre reported last month that Red Star’s agreement with Playtech reaffirms Playtech’s commitment to the poker vertical continues to strengthen.

With several other collaborations already in the pipeline, Playtech is driven to increase investments into their iPoker offerings, ensuring their network grows even stronger.

Red Star Poker was established in 2005 to provide a comfortable and secure poker experience to players across the globe.

Since then, it has been chosen as a safe and reliable partner by hundreds of thousands of players looking for a high-quality gaming solution that focuses on the Eastern European marketplace.

With a focus on growth in regulated markets worldwide, in line with Playtech’s wider strategy, the iPoker network offers an excellent liquidity pool, backed by software and services developed to comply with regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions.

The scale and stability of the network allows Playtech to cater to a wide range of partners, regardless the size of their player base, core business or marketing strategy, thanks to the sophisticated Source Based Rake player valuation method.

Chief operating officer at Playtech Shimon Akad comments: “We are delighted to welcome Red Star on board with Playtech. At a time when the poker market is facing undeniable challenges, at Playtech, we are completely committed to addressing those challenges head on.

Red Star’s decision to collaborate with us is a testament to our long-term investment in our poker network and its ongoing development – and of course our commitment to our operators.

Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a technology leader in the gambling and financial trading industries.

Playtech and GVC pair up

The world’s leading omni-channel gambling company, Playtech, has announced the successful roll out of its industry leading casino offering in multiple markets across leading GVC brands including bwin, Sportingbet, partypoker, PartyCasino, Foxy Bingo, Foxy Casino and Crystalbet.

Calvin Ayre reported in July that markets in the UK, Spain, Italy and Georgia have become the latest key markets in which the GVC brands have launched Playtech’s award-winning contents on its legacy brands following a partnership between the two companies announced last year.

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