Poker News –Online Poker Site launched by APAT

This was published 17-07-2012

The popular Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) has announced that, after years of running their online poker leagues across numerous sites including William Hill, 888poker, Betfair and PokerStars, they are now stepping into the online poker world and have acquired


Managing Director of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour, Des Duffy, said that they are very excited that APAT has added an online poker room to their product range and that they are looking forward to delivering the same high quality online poker to their customers as they have been doing in the casino environment since the year 2006.


Although players can already download the software they will still be seeing the old branding until later in the year after which they will see the APAT images and table felt.


APAT has issued a press release where it was revealed that satellites and direct entry to its Live and Online Championships as well as the National Online League and the inaugural National Online Cup will be hosted on their new site.


Although APAT’s penetration into the online poker world has been long overdue, and APAT will be part of the International Poker Network (IPN) which is also known as the Boss network.


It has been revealed that approximately half of the Boss network’s traffic was lost over the past six months and that there has been a seven day average of only 510 cash players at the site.  This is partly due to the fact that its software has not been rated very well and despite the fact that the software is functional, most players today require the software to be more than just serviceable.


According to Karl Mahrenholz, a poker player and co-owner of Poker Encore on the iPoker Network, APAT’S move into the online poker room will make it much more independent and he is certain that a huge section of their loyal 50,000 members will support the move.  However, Mahrenholz is puzzled by the fact that a great organization like APAT is joining a network that has lost so much of its popularity.




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