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THE MPN INTRODUCES THE CONCEPT OF SPEED DATING TO POKER WITH THE LAUNCH OF HEADS UP 8 MAN BLAZE

Published: 
2013-04-21 00:00:00

ISLE OF MAN – The MPN (www.thempn.eu), formerly known as the Microgaming Poker Network, is pleased to announce the launch of Heads Up 8 Man Blaze on the MPN.

Blaze Poker is the MPN’s fast-fold poker variant. Heads Up Blaze has been live on the MPN since Blaze Poker launched in May 2012, but this new version is bigger and better than the original. With Heads Up 8 Man Blaze, up to eight players enter into a liquidity pool to play mano-a-mano. Unlike traditional Heads Up fast-fold tables, players can only enter each liquidity pool once, and only eight players are allowed in each pool, thus closely replicating the experience of playing in a traditional Heads Up table, but with a lot more action. Think of it as a combination of poker and speed dating.

Heads Up 8 Man Blaze will replace all regular Heads Up tables, thus solving the industry-wide problem of ‘bum-hunting’, in which players park in a seat at a Heads Up table and wait for a weaker player to arrive, refusing play with any player of equal or better skill.

Martin Stalros, Head of Poker Operations at Unibet, comments: “Microgaming has always shown a strong commitment to innovation and unique product development, and Heads Up 8 Man Blaze is no exception.”

Lydia Melton, Head of Network Games at Microgaming, adds: “This release is the latest in a long line of recreational player-friendly developments for the MPN. I truly believe that we have developed an exceptional product for our operators to utilise, and I’m extremely excited about being, once again, first to market with such a player-focused software feature.”

The MPN is continuing its tradition of innovation and being first to market with products. Blaze Poker was the first network fast-fold poker solution, which is also available on the HTML5 Mobile platform. Heads Up 8 Man Blaze follows on the heels of the deployment of a patent-pending Bad Beat Jackpot, which has paid out close to one million Euros to hundreds of players since its release in March 2013.

For more information on the MPN, visit the network website at www.thempn.eu.