A company which supplied 3D poker software to one of Britain’s biggest online bookies has been snapped up by Microgaming.

Playwize plc — whose biggest customer was Ladbrokes — collapsed last month under a mountain of debt with the loss of all jobs.

The new deal means Microgaming now owns rights to Playwize’s 3D software, including 3D poker game PokerWize.

New figures from online poker tracking site PokerScout, shows Microgaming’s Poker Network just outside the top-10 of leading networks in the world including the US-facing PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and the newly-created Cereus Network formed by Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker.

Competition

Microgaming boss Roger Raatgever said his company was committed to delivering the latest innovation in gaming software.

He said: “We’re well known for our ability to stay ahead of the competition by providing our operators with the latest thinking, technology and game features.

“The Playwize deal brings advanced 3D functionality to our poker portfolio which will be enjoyed by thousands of players worldwide.”

The sale of Playwize’s inventory — which once included games for the X-Box and PS2 — will raise funds to pay creditors.






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