Playtech has completed the latest step in its drive to overhaul its iPoker network with the merger of the upper and lower tiers, ahead of the planned launch of a new poker client by the end of the year.

Head of iPoker Joerg Nottebaum tells Gaming Intelligence that the two tiered system first introduced in September 2012 is no longer necessary, with a long-term project to develop an algorithm to assess player valuation, Source Based Rake (SBR), completed and launched in February this year.

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