Infiniti Poker Finally Launches in Beta
Delayed at least twice and by over a year, Infiniti Poker is finally moving closer to a live launch. Infiniti Poker has emailed those people who signed up to its newsletter informing them that they will be provided with a username and password to test out the site’s beta version of the software.
Infiniti’s founder Michael Hadjuk expressed his “intention to unveil innovations that will change how the game is perceived and played and to become the new paradigm of online gaming moving forward”. His ambition is not limited to technical development; he wants to change the social status of poker:
Through the combination of our Infiniti Connected social networking platform and our association with Profit 4 Purpose, L3C, a social benefit enterprise, we intend to introduce the next standard of social responsibility with our “Gaming for Good” campaign. Through this alignment, Infiniti Poker will be empowered to do its part in giving back to the global community and helping to provide sustainable funding for various social business enterprise endeavours that benefit humanity.
Among other promised innovations, the site will accept the digital currency Bitcoin as well as real money deposits. Seals with Clubs exclusively uses Bitcoin, and mobile specialist Switch Poker has pioneered accepting Bitcoin alongside real money deposits.
Although Switch Poker does not take US customers, one of the possible reasons for using Bitcoin is the ability to avoid the payment processing issues involved with offering services to US players. No announcement has yet been made to indicate whether Infiniti will accept US players.
Infiniti has signed Gavin Smith as their first Team Pro Captain. Gavin was World Poker Tour’s “Player of the Year” in 2005 and won a WSOP bracelet in 2010 in the $2,500 Mixed Hold’em event. The popular Canadian pro lends some much needed credibility and enthusiasm to the launch.
There is no news of any regulatory approval having been received but being based in Calgary, Canada, Infiniti will be able to apply to any of the major offshore regulatory bodies.