No More Sports and Poker for RedKings
SkillOnNet have made the decision to pull all poker and sports betting operations from its RedKings brand as of April 28, 2019. Customers were given until April 24 to login and deal with any remaining bets and balances they had, but they were told that only 4 days later the brand would cease to exist.
RedKings first launched a poker site back in 2006 and this was followed in 2010 by the addition of a sportsbook, the latter of which utilized the OddsMatrix platform, provided by EveryMatrix. They were never a dominant force in either of these industries and both are incredibly saturated, but while many thought they were doing very well and earning their fair share of the spoils, it seems like that might not have been the case.
A New Direction
RedKings was originally part of the popular OnGame Poker Network, which was used by a number of leading sports betting sites, including BetFair. They then switched over to the rapidly expanding Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) in 2016, but it seems that even that switch hasn’t helped them to gain stability in this competitive sector.
They will move many existing operations to fellow MPN operator, BetSafe, who will deal with the promotional aspects and other important features going forward. This means that players who had RedKings accounts and were taking advantage of promotions should still be able to benefit from those promotions as a BetSafe member.
The casino side of things will still operate, with RedKings announcing this fact recently, but they will no longer provide sports betting or poker after the 28th. Their regular poker promotions and sports betting promotions will also end, although there’s a good chance they will expend more time and tools into the casino, making that bigger and better than ever.
A Change for SkillOnNet
Established in 2005, SkillOnNet has provided a wealth of turn-key gambling operations for sites across the industry. They provide operators with a wealth of casino games and promotional tools and have over 1,200 titles for their licensees to choose from, including games that are exclusive to them and games that come from third-party developers like NetEnt, Scientific Games and Yggdrasil Gaming.
This side of the business is set to continue, which is good news for the many SkillOnNet casinos out there and for the countless players who call these casinos home.