Malta-licensed poker operator PokerLoco has become the latest skin to launch on Isle of Man-based software provider Microgaming’s MPN poker network.

The operator, which is owned by Loco Online Entertainment N.V., a company based in Curaçao, joins a number of high-profile brands on the MPN, including the likes of Betsson, 32Red, BetVictor and 188Bet.

PokerLoco’s head of poker Manuel Lopes explained that the company had selected the MPN as it believed that it offered the best possible poker experience in the market.

“Our players will now benefit from larger tournaments, unique promotions and the player-friendly features that the MPN has become renowned for in recent years,” Lopes continued. “We’re now a part of a network that has a well-balanced poker ecosystem, where the casual player is king.”

Since rebranding as the MPN, Microgaming has focused on developing the network to target recreational players, with new features such as achievements designed to retain customers. It also features a Bad Beat Jackpot and heads-up, fast-fold tables.

Microgaming spokesperson Alex Scott commented that PokerLoco was joining the network at a time when the supplier was looking to make a range of changes to the product.

“Over the next few years we are going to make a series of exciting changes to the MPN, to change the game of Poker for the better,” Scott explained. “We are proud to have PokerLoco on board, helping to shape the future that we share.”

The partnership will be extended to casino products, with PokerLoco set to integrate Microgaming’s Quickfire open platform.