11/9/09 – Virgin Games online poker subsidiary Virgin Poker has renewed its network contract with GTech G2-Boss Media's International Poker Network, extending a business relationship with the software provider that goes back to 2005.
 
GTech claims that with well over three million poker players, the International Poker Network is the world's largest independent poker network, operated by GTech G2 and managed by that group's subsidiary St Minver.
 
Attracting players from around the world, Virgin Poker offers seven different poker games including multi-table and Sit and Go tournaments. The company is also the host of the annual Virgin Poker Festival.
 
"Having a blue-chip client like Virgin renew their commitment with us is a terrific endorsement of the investment we have made in our product and, together with our partners, our success in building further liquidity on the IPN," said GTech chief exec Atul Bali.
 
Simon Burridge, Chief Executive of Virgin Games, said: "Virgin Games is very happy to extend our partnership. Since our launch in 2005 we have seen good growth in the UK poker market and we look forward to continued progress."
 
The IPN recently awarded a Bad Beat jackpot of nearly half a million dollars. The network claims that at any given time there are nearly 10 000 players on the network playing at more than 1 500 tables.