Isle of Man-registered online poker room Overbet.com is joining the Merge Gaming Network. The Australian-based Merge is the fifth largest US-facing poker network, and undoubtedly hopes that Overbet’s liquidity will help it close the gap between itself and the #4 US-facing network, Cake.
In other handshake news, AsianLogic has acquired fellow Philippines-licensed sportsbetting operator 12Bet. Terms were not disclosed. AsianLogic, which operates the Asian Poker Tour in addition to its online casino and poker products, views the marriage with 12Bet as complementary, given that each company uses the same platform providers and the two management teams know each other well. At least they think they do, until the morning after, when the groom wakes to discover the bride keeps her teeth in a jar on the bedside table. You did say ‘for better or worse,’ right?