Over 30 Microgaming Online Poker Skins Liquidated

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C Costigan
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Online gambling and poker software company, Microgaming, once had a stellar reputation.  They are still a respected firm for the most part, but this year has been especially tough on the group beginning with the state of Kentucky singling out Micrograming in its efforts to seize some 141 online gambling domain names, an effort that failed thanks to a winning appeal by The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association.

The company has had its once impeccable reputation tarnished by licensee Grand Prive (Bella Vegas Casino), which decided to cut off all its "life time affiliate partners" and Microgaming has remained nonresponsive.

This week, licensees Eurolinx and BetonBet Poker were dissolved.  Over 30 online poker skins of Microgaming have been dissolved in the past year.

Dan Stewart of PokerScout.com explained to Poker News Daily, 'Microgaming has seen its market share decline, but then again so have a lot of sites, which have been losing share to PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The Microgaming Network still has a healthy amount of traffic and we don't know how much business the individual licensees are doing'.

One individual familiar with the online poker sector who wished not to be identified told Gambling911.com that "the Microgaming online poker network is full of poker sharks", players who win often.

"More so than most of the online poker rooms out there," he added.

As much as $140,000 in player funds are supposedly frozen on Eurolinx, according to CrunchPoker.com

Ladbrokes and Stan James remain two of the network's most reputable exponents.

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher 

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