CoralPoker is leaving IPoker Network
There is only one-step left separating Coral Poker from joining the PartyPoker network. Actually, the big abrupt poker rooms’ merger was planned for early December. Later, it was canceled as spontaneously as the CoralPoker move was announced. Currently, the dates are set and as a result, CoralPoker is officially leaving the iPoker network to join the PartyPoker network on February 1st, 2020. It looks like a hard loss for the iPoker network in favor of the PartyPoker industry giant.
As previously reported, this is the first setback for iPoker but most probably not the last. It is assumed that Ladbrokes, a famous British betting company, will follow CoralPoker in joining PartyPoker, which will have a much bigger impact on the network. However, both PartyPoker and Bwin poker rooms will benefit from increased numbers of players caused by the transition of CoralPoker to the PartyPoker network. It means that the distance to the GG network might be reduced a little again. Currently, Party/Bwin online poker operators have significantly lagged from GG poker by the number of players, however, the big changes caused by Coral Poker and Ladbrokes company are made at the right time.
The fact of the CoralPoker transition into another network might cause positive company policy changes. One of the expected changes is extending the list of countries that would be accepted by the Coral online poker website. Over a long period, the operator has been accepting only a few countries. With a little luck, players from Germany and Austria will be allowed to play at the CoralPoker virtual tables again from February. Most likely CoralPoker will adapt the VIP loyalty program as well as the Rakeback system from Party and Bwin fellows. However, let`s see if expectations will coincide with facts.