PokerLoco Switches from Ongame to MPN PokerLoco Switches from Ongame to MPN

PokerLoco has switched online poker networks, from Amaya's Ongame to Microgaming's MPN.

Loco was founded in 2005, and has been on the Ongame network since at least 2007.

The poker room has established “a prominent position in the Latin American market,” according to the press release issued Thursday.

The website is available in English, Spanish, Swedish and Brazilian and European Portuguese. PokerLoco operates under a Curacao remote gaming license.

“We believe the MPN offers the very best online poker experience in the market and so joining the network was an easy decision to make,” Manuel Lopes, Head of Poker at PokerLoco, is quoted as saying.

“Our players will now benefit from larger tournaments, unique promotions and the player-friendly features that the MPN has become renowned for in recent years.”

Also touted is MPN’s renewed focus on the recreational player experience.

“We’re now a part of a network that has a well-balanced poker ecosystem, where the casual player is king; that makes it the perfect fit for PokerLoco!” stated Lopes.

Network Changes

Recent changes at MPN include a new bad beat jackpot structure, a live poker tour, an achievements system and a native Mac client.

The network has succeeded in coaxing other regionally-focused skins of late. The Estonia-licensed Olybet releaunched on MPN in August 2013 and the Russia-focused Red Star Poker switched to the network weeks later.

MPN suffered a blow in 2014 with the depature of the high-profile Unibet, which launched its own independent poker network.

Despite this loss, PokerLoco players will notice an immediate improvement to cash game figures. According to data provided by independent traffic monitor PokerScout, available in pokerfuse PRO, MPN boasts more than double the traffic of Ongame. It is currently 13th in the rankings of online poker networks globally.