Intertops and Microgaming Part Ways
May 26, 2009
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Intertops is one of the most reputed online gaming sites. Its products include sports betting, poker and casino. For the last 10 years Intertops’ online casino has been powered by the leading online gaming software provider Microgaming. This online casino could be accessed through the main portal of Intertops. Now this main portal shows two online casinos. One is the old Microgaming powered one and the other is the new Intertops Red. Intertops Red displays the sign “U.S. customers are welcome”. This issue of U.S. customers had become the bone of contention between Intertops and Microgaming.
Microgaming withdrew from the American market in December 2008 following the Kentucky domain name seizure case. This dealt a blow to many of its licensees who had been concentrating on the American online casino market. Intertops was one such licensee. Needing to be in the American market Intertops tied up with Real Time Gaming, the online gaming software provider which allows its licensees to operate in the United States. The outcome of this tie up was Intertops Red online casino.
Reacting to the event Microgaming has issued a press release announcing the termination of its over a decade long relationship with Intertops. Microgaming said that the agreement would not be renewed due to Intertops’ intention to operate in the US market. However the parting of ways has been amicable. The press release highlighted that Microgaming has enjoyed a successful relationship with Intertops during which Intertops has established a sterling reputation. Michl Posch, Head of Marketing at Intertops, reciprocated the amicability. He said, “Intertops Casino is proud to have been powered by such a reputable, market-leading, gaming software provider over the past decade. The assistance that Microgaming has provided in the change process has been extremely helpful.”
Intertops Red is licensed and regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. It offers software in both the download and instant play formats. New players are being offered a welcome bonus of 100% of their first deposit at Intertops Red casino subject to a maximum of $100. A qualifying deposit of at least $20 will be required. Players who sign up at Intertops Red casino will also be eligible for the Intertops Comp Points scheme. There is also a special promotion in the month of May on the Wheel of Fortune slot game. 20 lucky customers who have wagered on this game will receive $50 each day of the month. Intertops Red will be accepting new players from all over the United States except for the state of Kentucky.
Till such time the license for the Microgaming powered online casino is valid players can wager at both online casinos of Intertops. The same log in details can be used at both casinos. Funds can be moved from one casino to the other through the sportsbook account. Further developments will be reported at both online casinos.