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RedBet Poker leaves IGT; South Point Poker delayed until Xmas; PKR mobile poker on the way

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poker news round upRedBet Poker is the latest poker room to leave the IGT Network and will now reside on the Ongame Network. Pokerfuse reports the transaction will be completed by December 1 and the company said it would be a “seamless and smooth” transition. That was before the message added: “Funds are of course secure and will not be affected by the change of room”. An unconfirmed source is also quoted as saying Redbet’s sister site, WhiteBet, is now likely to see its players move onto RedBet with everything going through the one platform.

Nevada’s online poker market won’t open on time with the news that South Point Poker’s start date has been put back to December. Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Vaughan told Vegas Inc that they planned to launch last month and that in truth they could “launch today”, were it not for a plethora of different factors that will affect anyone applying for a licence

“You’ve got to go through the independent testing labs, you have to satisfy the State Gaming Control Board and because we are the first, we’re going to be under the microscope. They’re going to prod us every which way, and that’s good. We don’t want to come out and fall flat on our face and be an embarrassment for Nevada,” Vaughan said.

3D-poker pioneers PKR could release a free-play version of their mobile app next month with a real-money app set for release a little while after. Leon Walters, the firm’s COO, told eGR: “Ultimately our goal is to have PKR for real-money in regulated markets and a best in class social/play-for-fun game for the rest of the world. So, the challenge there, of course, is how to make money from a free-to-download and play-for-fun app.”

PKR has already released non-poker apps and explained that releasing them first was “To get a feel for how we navigate through the Apple process and discover what life is like working with them [and] also to get our feet wet in the social/play for fun space.”

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