August 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm #25772
Last week rumours started circulating that Everest Poker would be scrapping their independent poker room and moving to the iPoker network.
Currently Betclic-Everest operates an international poker room and an ARJEL-licensed poker room in France. They have lost around 30-40% of their overall cash game traffic in the last six months.
Pokerfuse announced these rumours and also published a statement from Roei Gavish, Head of Poker at Playtech, confirming them. Shortly after publishing his statement, they removed it from their report. The statement at the time said:
“We are very happy to welcome Betclic-Everest into our dot.com and dot.fr networks. We are confident they will be in great synergy with the upcoming recreational structure. It’s a win-win merge which will secure iPoker’s dominance in the B2B market.”
While these rumours look quite strong it is important to note that nothing has been officially confirmed by Betclic-Everest yet.
August 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm #25773
After losing nearly 40% of its traffic over the last six months, Everest Poker is rumoured to be moving to the iPoker Network.
Independent poker site Everest Poker is planning to scrap its own software platform and move onto the iPoker Network, according to sources close to the issue.
Everest consists of two poker rooms, a small international poker room licensed in Malta and an ARJEL-licensed poker room in the regulated French market. Both have performed poorly this year, losing 30-40% of their cash game traffic in the last six months, according to PokerScout. Although the dot.FR site has held its position as the third-largest in France (ahead of PartyPoker.FR), the dot.com site has fallen behind other struggling networks like IGT/Entraction and Microgaming.
For Everest players, they will see a significant increase in game liquidity, with a lot more action across multiple games. They should also have access to iPokerÂ’s new fast-fold poker product, Â“Speed Holdem.Â”
We are very happy to welcome Betclic-Everest into our dot.com and dot.fr networks. We are confident they will be in great synergy with the upcoming recreational structure. ItÂ’s a win-win merge which will secure iPokerÂ’s dominance in the B2B market.” says Roei Gavish, Head of Poker at Playtech.
There are no details yet as to when the transition to the new platform will occur, and a representative from Everest was not available to confirm this report nor provide further details.
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