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Microgaming Network

Microgaming Network

The Microgaming network (formerly Prima Poker) is an average to high traffic network that used to play host to some pretty big names. At the moment it is still a healthy network, but it has seen better days.

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Microgaming Network Review

  • Mac, Poker Tracker and Holdem Manager compatible.
  • Software is okay. No real problems with it but could be better.
  • US players not allowed and no rakeback.

The Microgaming network used to be pretty crazy. There used to be a ridiculous amount of skins on the network with almost no guidelines or rules to how much rakeback each skin could offer. I remember the days of getting 60% legitimate rakeback from skins like BetHoldem and Battlefield Poker. Safe to say that these rooms no longer exist.

Since then, the network has been pruned down to a sensible number of skins and rakeback is no longer allowed. The network has seen slightly better days in terms of traffic, but it still remains as a healthy network with a handful of recognizable names on the roster.

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Microgaming network traffic and competition.

The Microgaming network used to receive more traffic a few years ago, but nonetheless it still remains as a "high traffic" network today. The network does not hold as many skins as it used to, but the traffic is still high enough to keep some of the higher stakes games busy throughout the day.

The network actually used to be renowned for high stakes action, but not so much these days as other major rooms like Full Tilt and PokerStars have taken over as the go-to rooms for high stakes action.

In terms of competition, the absence of rakeback means that many of the players are pretty exploitable. The players are weaker than at your average room from my experience.

Microgaming network software.

  • Mac, Poker Tracker and Holdem Manager compatible.
  • Euro currency tables available as well as standard USD tables. GBP tables are dead though.
  • Doesn't offer anything unique. Standard software.

The Microgaming software is very similar to that of Party Poker's. They do look very similar, although I would say that the software provided by Microgaming is more like a slightly weaker version of Party's. Nonetheless, the poker clients look sleek and they do their job well.

The lobby on the other hand is a little on the cluttered side. There is the option to change the lobby layout to another one, but this is even more complicated, despite its attempt to be flashy and useful.

Overall the software looks very good and runs well. There could be a few more features, but it's nothing worth complaining about.

32Red PokerTop room on the Microgaming network.

32Red Poker is my favourite room on the Microgaming Poker network.

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32Red was actually one of the first rooms I grinded at when I first started playing online poker. They used to give away a free $10 every thursday if you were dealt a red 3 and 2 as holecards, and ever since then I have always had a soft spot for the room.

Good bonuses, friendly support and an additional casino on offer if you fancy it. 32Red takes the top spot for me.

Other good Microgaming rooms.

Two other good rooms on the Microgaming network are Purple Lounge and GNUF.

Purple LoungePurple Lounge sponsor a fair number of live tournaments, so the room seems to be going places. Bonuses are okay there too.

GNUF PokerGNUF is one of the larger skins on the Microgaming network, having absorbed older skins like Dream Poker to create a new and improved room.

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