The Isle of Man-based online gambling software provider Microgaming has revealed that it is powering Maria Poker, the Unibet gambling group’s newest brand which launched online today at Mariapoker.com.
 
Maria Poker offers feminine focused gaming as the sister site to Maria Bingo, a successful bingo portal acquired by Unibet in 2007.
 
Petter Nylander, CEO of Unibet and Maria Poker said: “We are excited to launch online poker on the Maria brand, which is possibly the strongest female brand in Northern Europe. By implementing Microgaming’s platform on Maria Poker we can ensure that the products we offer are the most innovative and captivating, and well suited to the fun and feminine ethos of our newest gaming portal.
 
"Maria Poker appeals to all levels of player and is particularly suitable for beginners as it features an online poker school, specifically designed to guide novice players through their initial gaming experience on Maria Poker.  With quick tips, visual aids, step-by-step tutorials of the basic game plays, libraries and improvement techniques, they can soon learn how to hit their winning streak."
 
Microgaming’s new Flash Poker software will power the Maria Poker site, and feature an innovative no-lobby interface.  All games selection is available directly from the poker table so that once the player has made a selection, they are seated within seconds.
 
Roger Raatgever, Microgaming's CEO commented: “It is a fantastic testament to our experience that Unibet has continued to trust in Microgaming’s software platform for the launch of its latest venture.  There is currently a boom in female participation in gaming, so it is certain that Maria Poker is set to become an exciting portal in all countries.”