Tue, Apr 9, 1:59pm by Staff Writer
One of the staples of online gambling, Red Kings, will cease its online poker and betting services on April 28.
Flush Draw is reporting that the company, which has been in operation for more than 13 years, most recently as a skin on the Microgaming Poker Network, gave its customers the news in an update last Thursday.
Though Red Kings is steeping away from the poker and sports-betting sectors, its online casino offerings will remain available for the foreseeable future.
It is one of the older online poker sites in existence, although has never been a particularly large site, even among the top tier microgaming skins.
The company was founded in 2006 by a small group of online poker players and it was briefly available to players in the United States.
The platform was targeted at the European market and was able to survive through various industry upheavals.
Red Kings’ online room was its first offering, with a sportsbook and online casino following.
The demise of the Ongame Network could have spelled disaster for the company, but they survived, though that network’s high rake and antiquated software impacted virtually all of its former sites.
Red Kings Poker finally moved to the Microgaming Poker Network in 2016 as Ongame turned off.
It’s not clear who owns Red Kings nowadays, or if any of the company’s original founders remain within the company in an active role.
Red Kings plans to honour its existing long-term promotions, but has terminated its short term, month of April offerings.
The company has also directed its customers over to fellow Micorgaming Poker Network site Betsafe, which has promised to continue the longer term promotions to their conclusion, but its unknown if Betsafe will conduct any sort of hard migration of Red Kings accounts over to Betsafe once Red Kings takes its poker and betting software online.
A Maltese-based iGaming software supplier, Tom Horn Gaming, announced its content is now available to players in Lithuania on Betsafe.lt, one of many brands owned by the leading Swedish online gaming company Betsson Group.
Calvin Ayre is reporting that Betsafe is one of the most trusted online casinos, offering gaming content to players in Lithuania.
Tom Horn’s content will include blockbusters such as Hot Blizzard, 243 Crystal Fruits and Book of Spells.
It was the first online casino supplier to enter the Lithuanian market and the partnership is in line with the supplier’s long-term strategy to further expand its footprint in the Baltic regulated markets.
The chief executive officer at Tom Horn Gaming Ondrej Lapides said, “this is further evidence that our content is in high demand among players in Lithuania and we’re delighted to have joined forced with such an acclaimed brand like Betsafe.lt. I believe that with this latest partnership, we will further grow our presence in the Baltics,” he said.
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It was a sentiment shared by the managing director of Betsson Group’s Baltic operators Kaido Ulejev who said, “Tom Horn Gaming is a modern-thinking company that has built a reputation for developing beautifully designed games, that are packed full of intriguing features, complex math and mechanics that players love.
The company has a well-established presence in Lithuania and we know that our casino offering is strongly positioned among players in the market,” Mr Ulejev said.
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