Merge Gaming Network
The Merge Gaming network was established in 2007, making it one of the newest online poker networks in the industry. It is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. The Merge Gaming network does accept US players. The Merge Gaming network was originally headed by the poker room, Poker.com and so its software and player base has been around since 2005. The Merge Gaming network is run by the same management team as ran it when it was poker.com. The network is serious about security. It employs 128-bit SSL data encryption technology to ensure the security of all financial information that is transferred through the site. The software on the Merge network is excellent with many useful and unique functions. These include player note-taking facilities, a bad beat jackpot and rabbit feature. They also feature re-sizeable tables and the show one card feature and they are the first network to implement the run it twice feature. There are many poker rooms belonging to the Merge Gaming network. Players can hold an account at multiple poker rooms, but they will be eligible for a sign-up bonus and reload bonuses only at the first poker room that they signed up with.
Traffic on the Network
The Merge Gaming network is quite a small network, but it is growing steadily. It sees approximately 600 real money ring game players and a further 6,000 tournament players during peak hours. This places the Merge Gaming network at about number 19 in terms of online poker network size, according to the traffic ranking site, Poker Scout. The majority of the poker traffic on the network occurs at the no limit Texas Hold’em games with weak traffic numbers at any of the other games. All players on the site can be tagged as fish or sharks.
Customer Service on the Network
If you have any queries when playing at one of the poker rooms that are part of the Merge Gaming network, you can contact the customer support team that belongs to that poker room. For example, at their main online poker room, Carbon Poker, you can contact their customer service team via email and instant live chat. They provide four different email addresses so that customers can contact the department that is most relevant to their enquiry. The poker rooms also offer FAQ sections on their websites that should contain the answers to some of your more general questions.
Games on the Network
The Merge Gaming network supports an excellent variety of games, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, Five Cared Stud, Five Card Draw, Razz, Badugi, H.O.R.S.E, triple draw and other mixed games. Stake ranges depend on the poker room, but can be from $0.02/$0.04.