Bwin Join the Party

Bwin Join the Party

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 has finally completed its move to the PartyGaming network following the completion of Ongame’s sale to Amaya Gaming.

The move date was always uncertain but chiefs had always stressed that the merger would be completed before the end of the year. That day finally came yesterday as the entire bwin playerpool was uprooted and replanted in PartyPoker's network.

The joint playerpool will now give both bwin and PartyPoker regulars a much greater choice of games and players to choose from. Indeed, early estimates suggest that bwin’s move on to PartyPoker’s network could bump traffic figures by 15%-25%. Such an increase should not only put the network ahead of iPoker, but help close the gap on the industry’s second largest site: Full Tilt Poker.

The merger will also see bwin players gain access to PartyPoker’s fast-fold poker variant. Moreover, a series of other features are set to be introduced in the future, including late registration for tournaments and custom avatars.

Overall, the move has been seen as a positive one by affected players and the community as a whole.

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