- Russian skin Red Star Poker leaves Revolution Gaming for MPN.
- Legacy US players at Red Star will no longer be allowed to play.
- Players will switch to a lower 30% rakeback system and VIP points will be awarded via the “weighted contributed” method rather than the “dealt” system.
The Revolution Gaming skin Red Star Poker migrated to MPN earlier this week. Red Star was a member of the Cake network and joined Revolution when the network was formed.
Prior to joining Cake, Red Star was an independent poker room with its own software which mainly served the Russian market.
US players on Red Star Poker will no longer be allowed to play on the site.
Players who decide to stay will experience greater liquidity as MPN enjoys more than double the average cash game traffic than Revolution, according to PokerScout.com.
Red Star players will also find that the terms of their rakeback have changed. Revolution’s standard 36% rakeback will be reduced to MPN’s maximum of 30%.
Along with the Winning Poker Network (WPN)—which serves US players—and a few smaller operators, Revolution continues to use the “dealt” method of assigning VIP points based on rake paid at cash games.
MPN uses the “weighted contributed” method which allocates points to players according to the proportion of the pot they have wagered, rather than awarding an equal number to points to every player dealt into the hand under the “dealt” system.
Promotional benefits such as Gold Cards and Gold Chips will not be transferred or exchanged for equivalents under the new MPN VIP scheme.