In late January, UK & Ireland PokerNews informed you of the new “Babelfish” technology that the MPN believes will revolutionise online poker. Head of Poker for Microgaming, Alex Scott, said in a press release at the time that “a well-known major operator in the poker marketplace” would be going live using Babelfish and that operator is now known.
Georgian outfit Adjarabet are the first operator to develop its own unique and completely tailored client using the new API and are now live on MPN after being “plugged in.”
“Adjarabet has generated a lot of interest in the last couple of years and naturally I am thrilled that they have chosen Microgaming and our Babelfish technology to take their poker platform to the next level. It has been a pleasure working with Singular and Adjarabet to do something that has never been done before in poker, and I’m very excited to see how we can grow poker together over the coming years,” comments Alex Scott in a press release from the Isle of Man based company.
Founded in 1998, Adjarabet is the market leader for poker, sports betting, skill games and online casino products in Georgia. In 2013, Adjarabet launched its standalone poker site and it quickly grew in popularity and, according to traffic tracking site PokerScout, has an average of 150 more cash players than the entire MPN has.
Speaking of the new partnership, Head of Poker for Adjarabet, Alastair Ives, said: “We were looking for a partner to help us grow and improve our poker offering; when Microgaming presented Babelfish we knew it was exactly what we needed. The Babelfish API allows us to offer a product that is completely tailored to our customer base, eliminating the pain of migrating to a new software provider. We are very happy with how the process has been handled and with the results of the migration so far.”
Now that Adjarabet is live on Microgaming, it has been revealed that the planned Tbilisi, Georgia stop of the MPN Poker Tour is now to be run in conjunction with Adjarabet. This leg is set to run between May 28-31 at the Tbilisi Sports Palace and qualifiers for the €550 buy-in Main Event are now running on MPN for as little as €0.25.