The popular and well established online poker site CelebPoker.com is to switch networks, moving from Boss Media's International Poker Network to Playtech's iPoker network on August 12, 2009.
 
Management at CelebPoker recently completed a strategic review of the business and concluded that the iPoker operation would present better opportunities for the company and its players, in terms of both technology and player liquidity improvements.
 
Immediate player benefits include wider competition from iPoker's reputed 35 000 registered cash players and becoming part of CelebPoker’s VIP Club, claimed to be one of the most aggressive and competitive rewards programs available. In making the change, CelebPoker will be in a position to offer a new tournament schedule with large cash prize pools and progressive jackpots, and sponsored packages to play in global poker events.
 
CelebPoker founder Dave Donovan says: “Since 2003, we have always tried to offer our players the best possible poker experience available on the internet. After many successful years with Boss Media, we felt that the game had moved on and we needed to offer our players more. 

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"The iPoker network is held in very high regard by our valued customers. So we listened to them.
 
“This represents a great move and a major step forward for CelebPoker. Not only will players benefit from monthly jackpots that are 20 times greater than before, but some of the promotions and sponsored packages on offer are breathtaking.”