Name Changes Coming To MPN

Name Changes Coming To MPN

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The industry-wide trend of making some poker games less exploitable has hit the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) this week after the developer announced that it will now allow players to change their screen names.

Following in the footsteps of sites such as Full Tilt that have done away with table selection in ring games in a bid to make them more appealing to casual players, Microgaming will now allow players to change their screen name every 30 days or 1,000 hands.

The decision to implement this new system, which will come into effect from September 22, was based on Microgaming's desire to make it easier for players to avoid being the target of sharks. Many regular players will identify and mark players they believe are weak and they will then repeatedly find these players each time they sit down.

This predatory culture is a natural part of poker but it's also one that's slowly turned off novice players. Microgaming's latest initiative is designed to tackle this and give players a chance a hide themselves by regularly changing their screen names.

Of course, in the spirit of the game, the people behind the decision wanted to ensure players were able to get some handle on their opponents. For this reason the 30-day or 1,000 hands time limit was put in place.

According to representatives of Microgaming, this level of exposure should be enough to satisfy regular players and protect the casuals. Moreover, it should help to protect the network's customer base, which averages around 700 cash game players per day.

Tags: Microgaming, Full Tilt