The release of its version of Short Deck Hold’em is giving the GGNetwork a reason to celebrate in November.
With company preparing for its next major update on November 4, players on the network will soon have plenty of reasons to try the latest craze in poker.
Following the likes of PokerStars and Partypoker, the predominately Asian poker network is going live with Short Deck Hold’em next month.
Helping Short Deck Hold’em Shine
To mark the dawn of a new era, the GGNetwork is hosting a variety of promos. In line with its South East Asian focus, a ¥1 million/$141,600 cash race will get underway on November 4.
The premise for those involved is simple: play as many hands of Short Deck Hold’em as you can. The first players to hit a series of predetermined milestones before November 30 will win a cash prize.
In tandem with the cash giveaway, GGNetwork will be hosting a selection of Short Deck MTTs. With the total guarantee topping $42,500, buy-ins will range from zero to $35 and each one will use a 5-max format.
For players, the chance to try Short Deck Hold’em will be reason enough to ante-up in November. With other online operators introducing the format in recent years, GGNetwork has responded to popular demand and developed its own version of the game.
But, as well as bringing it in line with its peers, the update is another chance for the GGNetwork climb the global rankings.
Since going live in 2014, it’s has built up a solid fanbase across Asia. More recently, its presence in Canada has increased, as has its network in the UK thanks to its flagship site, GGPoker.
GGNetwork Capitalizing on Industry Shifts
This growth has helped it become the third most active online poker network in the world. However, with PokerStars falling from the top spot this year, opportunities to move up have arisen.
By launching Short Deck Hold’em alongside innovations such as cash game table caps, smart bet sizing and bubble protection, GGNetwork is aiming to capitalize on the changing dynamics.
In the same way Huawei became one of the leading mobile providers simply by focusing on the Asian market, GGNetwork and IDNPoker have done the same. Now, the former is hoping to gain further momentum by introducing a format enjoyed by players around the world.
From an industry perspective, the changing dynamics have made online poker interesting both for players and outside observers.
As more innovations are released and operators push for dominance, it ultimately means more action and value. For everyone concerned, that can only be a positive.