The boutique poker room Hero Poker is planning to relaunch very soon, and when they do it will be on Microgaming’s poker platform, MPN. This new incarnation of the poker room will not be available to US players, with a current new site already in private alpha testing, with signup restricted only to invited participants. As such, we cannot bring you a casino review for the time being, but you can certainly expect to see great new things as soon as it launches again for new play. The site was previously part of the Merge Gaming Networks, up until July 2013 when it was forced to close.
“We’re in the Alpha testing stage of the client, but we are cutting it close [to launch by] the end of the year at this point – before we’re fully up and running,” Hero Poker CEO David Jung announced recently. The website is promoting the fast fold product which Microgaming’s software includes, Blaze Poker, and there is said to be a gladiator themed VIP program as well as a bad beat Jackpot for players to look forward to. The previous incarnation of the site was certainly a player favourite, with many communities such as 2+2 recommending it heartily thanks in part to excellent customer service. It was also recommended for the canned or of David Jung, who was frequently to be found posting in customer facing forums to let everyone know what was happening and keep everyone up to date with the latest of elements. It is not clear quite yet whether Hero will be sharing the player pool with the rest of the Microgaming poker network, since Jung wrote at length in August 2013 about the floors of using a poker network model and stated that time that Hero was not going to be joining any new poker networks, but the inclusion of the bad beat jackpot may mean that they are going for a bit of a strategy change. We have been promised more details before the full launch in December, so it may well be that we just have to bide our time and tap our toes until more details are forthcoming.
It will be certainly interesting to see what kind of direction Hero Poker are going to go for, with the new .net extension on their URL signifying a new change, as well as a short promotional video having already been released which hints at the idea of the new hero “rising from the ashes”. Just as before, there will be a strong hero based theme in the decor and the features, so we can expect to see the same strong character that we enjoyed before. If you are one of the lucky players who has managed to get into the Alpha testing system and would be willing to give as your opinions on how it looks compared to the old site, then be sure to get in touch before the full launch so that we can feature your views.
Published by John Sullivan of Online Casino Club.