The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is looking to the future with the creation of a Network Management Board (NMB). It’s being put in place as a body to oversee the development and operational running of the network and comprise a number of different dignitaries. A single representative will be drawn from each of the network’s primary operators including 32Red, Stan James, Unibet, Ladbrokes and many more. In addition, a representative from Microgaming’s Network Games Team will be present with a chairman sourced from the gaming industry as a whole.
According to the press release, the formation of an NMB is part of the project to change MPN into a Sportsbook Poker Network. For those that aren’t omniscience, that means “all members contribute towards the success of each other and to the network as a whole.”
NMB’s first meeting is in early November when the construction of a developmental roadmap will be carried out. We’re assuming it will be done whilst beer and wine is supped in equal measure.
PokerStars has let the curtain drop on plans for next year’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). The ninth annual edition takes place at the Atlantis in the Bahamas from January 5-14. It features over 40 events including the $10,300 Main Event that kicks off on the January 7 and the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller. Galen Hall came away with the spoils from last year’s PCA and a tidy prize of $2.3m. It’s estimated that 10,000 people will be attracted to the island as a result of the tournament taking place and they’ll all be looking for a ticket to the invitation-only closing party on the festival’s final night. We’d better stop bloggin’ and start blaggin’!