The thriving, growing world of online poker platforms has lost one operator which has been a prominent name for almost two decades. The operator is 32Red by Kindred Group. This saddening news came several days ago when the Malta-based online sportsbook and casino operator Kindred Group has announced that its prominent 32Red brand is pulling out of online poker following the closure of its Red32Poker.com domain which was licensed by the jurisdiction of Gibraltar.
According to several reports by several different news outlets, the Valletta-based company sent an official e-mail to all of Red32Poker.com registered punters several days ago. In this e-mail, Kindred Group revealed to all players at the site that the domain will not be operational from the 19th of May due to the unfortunate shuttering of MPN or Microgaming Poker Network that 32RedPoker.com was part almost since its beginnings.
Kindred Group and 32Red Poker
Formerly known under its name of Unibet Group Plc, Kindred Group is doubtlessly one of the biggest names in the world of online sports betting and casino gaming. The company emerged on the iGaming stage in 1997 which was over twenty years ago. It was founded in Malta where the company is still based. Besides being operational in Malta, Kindred Group also operates across many other locations including the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, France, Australia, Gibraltar, Estonia, and many others.
The company features eleven different brands including iGame, 32Red, Maria Casino, and Unibet which is probably the most popular. Kindred Group offers a variety of online gaming and sports betting products including online poker, online casino, online sports betting, and online bingo games across different domains. Needless to say, all of these brands operate only across regulated, licensed markers including the Danish iGaming market and the Swedish iGaming market which have been thriving for years now.
When it comes to its 32Red brand, it was established in 2002 or eighteen years ago. Both 32Red Casino and 32Red Poker were licensed by the jurisdiction of Curacao. While the casino venue will remain operational, 32Red Poker has closed its virtual doors. Launched over eighteen years ago, 32Red Poker is one of the longest-standing, veteran online poker sites whose Bad Beat Jackpot had been decommissioned before the 19th of May.
Five Party Jackpots at 32Red Poker Terminated
While the poker site’s Bad Beat Jackpot had been terminated several days ago, its Five Party Jackpots was terminated back on the 18th of May. All excess funds and unused deposits made were returned to players while some of Five Party Jackpots unused funds were invested into an upcoming freeroll tournament’s growing prize pool.
Kindred Group’s official e-mail notifying 32Red Poker players that the domain will be terminated on the 19th of May when the Microgaming Poker Network closes also shared some more details about this unfortunate decision. All registered players were notified that they can log into their 32Red Poker accounts as well as access payment options, and of course, play hundreds of casino games at 32Red.com as usual.
Kindred Group has invested around $213 million back in February of 2017 to acquire the prominent 32Red brand. While the brand’s poker site is closed, Kindred Group advises its customers to pay a visit to its the United Kingdom and Gibraltar licensed Unibet.com for awesome online poker, sports betting and casino gaming activities. Following the closure of the Microgaming Poker Network, many similar brands that were members of the MPN including Bet365.com, WilliamHill.com, GrosvenorPoker.com, and Betfair.com became members of the iconic iPoker Network which is owned and operated by Playtech.