Microgaming Awaits Further Development with Suspended PKR Poker Site

Publish: 10.05.2017

It has been a turbulent beginning of the month for one of world’s leading online casino software developers – Microgaming – and their online poker site PKR which has been suspended due to financial difficulties.

PKR Boom

PKR first appeared in 2006 and did well to take the poker community by storm, thanks to its video game-type graphics and the options for players to fully customize their 3D avatars, which helped players enjoy a unique poker experience.

The site joined the Microgaming network MPN a decade later, in 2016, when PKR migrated to MPN through Babelfish technology which preserved the site’s 3D poker client intact.

The tenth anniversary and a successful migration were celebrated by launching of the PKR Live Casino site and a bonus offer of up to $1,200 for new customers. Still, the honeymoon was short-lived as it was announced last week that PKR site has been suspended from the MPN Network after experiencing ‘recent financial difficulties’.

Unexpected Difficulties

PKR players were initially unable to access their accounts for more than 48 hours and the widespread speculation on social media turned to be true when Microgaming confirmed on their website that the site was suspended following a request from PKR itself.

The following statement followed on PKR’s status page:

“Further to earlier announcements, PKR limited and PKR Technologies Ltd have filed applications to Court for Administration orders, which will be heard in the week commencing 8th May 2017.

Further information will be placed on this website following the hearings.

This information will include contact details for players and creditors to address queries and details of the process.”

In the meantime, Microgaming confirmed that PKR have filed applications to Court for Administration, expecting further information together with the rest of the public.

Contact details for players and creditors to address queries and details of the process are expected to be revealed following the hearings.