888 Holdings plc and Microgaming, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, are to launch a first of its kind joint poker network for the soon-to-open French market that will offer a shared pool of player liquidity on a single platform to licensees of Microgaming and 888’s Dragonfish business-to-business arm in France as well as to 888’s own B2C poker customers.

The venture will see the combination of Microgaming’s superlative software with 888 Holdings’ plc outstanding technological and marketing capabilities provide the French Poker Network</strong> to become one of the leading Poker offerings in the French Market.

French regulators, the ARJEL published an article stating that Microgaming and 888 are currently engaged in the regulation and certification processes.

Gigi Levy, Chief executive of 888, stated that “This is an important step in the development of the industry, and marks the start of European regulated companies collaborating in the poker field to increase their competitiveness.”

Microgaming’s CEO, Roger Raatgever commented ” We are delighted to be working with 888 to deliver a poker solution to the French market. We look forward to combining our wealth of experience and knowledge to bring the highest global standards to the local market. We are working hard to ensure quick and seamless integration of our software, and are fully committed to the French market, ensuring that we are fully compliant with all French regulatory standards.”

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