Microgaming Forms Network Management Board

The Microgaming Network announced Thursday the formation of a new management board that will vote on key decisions and control the direction of the poker network.

The board will comprise of a single representative from each of the primary “skins” on the network. Popular brands among more than 30 poker rooms on microgaming include Ladbrokes, 32Red, Stan James, NordicBet and Unibet.

Lydia Melton, Head of Network Games at Microgaming, said that it was “essentially ceding control of the [network] to the primary operators.” The software company will “continue to develop and progress our poker software” as guided by the board.

The goal is to create a network “in which all members contribute towards the success of each other and to the network as a whole.”

The network currently resides in 8th place on PokerScout’s online poker traffic report, that ranks networks by average daily cash game players. It court controversy recently with the development of an “auto-fold” feature in its software that allowed players to define hands to automatically fold preflop, coming with predefined ranges.