Fledging online poker network, Digital Gaming Network (DGN) has seen an opportunity in the aftermath of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and is working quickly to capitalize on it. Last week, DGN announced that it acquired Dobrosoft, the software company that had been providing the platform for its poker room.
As many online poker rooms scramble to find new homes after some networks have shut down to U.S. customers, this move by DGN shows that it is serious in establishing itself as a major player in the industry. Taking on the assets of Dobrosoft is a significant commitment by DGN, one that it would not make if it did not have plans to be around for a long time.
DGN’s spokesperson, Nicole Sims, said of the purchase, “Dobrosoft's core software platform and untapped market potential is a cornerstone of our efforts in creating a leading alternative to existing multi-player software networks. We have already invested heavily in operational infrastructure and upgrades to the products scalability. We will be working diligently to continue to build on this base and to take the product to a whole new level.”
The biggest name client currently on the network is Full Contact Poker, Daniel Negreanu’s online poker room. FCP moved to DGN at the beginning of December, fleeing from the Ongame Network. DGN plans to announce the addition of several more clients in the weeks and months to come.
DGN will be showcasing its new software and features at the International Casino Exhibition in London January 23-25.