The iPoker network is currently the biggest open network in the world and is made up of some of the most popular poker rooms online including Titan, William Hill, Bet365, Chili Poker, Expekt, Galacasino, BlueSquare and many more.
iPoker is owned and operated by Playtech, which is a top-tier software company when it comes to gaming. Playtech's casino software is currently holding the number one spot when it comes to overall turnover across the Internet.
iPoker Network Traffic
iPoker will often have between 15,000-20,000 players online and have up to 5,000 cash game players online at peak times with an average of around 2,500 at any one time, enough to make them the biggest online network out there. This is made all the more impressive as currently iPoker do not accept US players.
iPoker Rakeback and Bonuses
The loyalty program offers VIP points, which accelerate with multipliers as you reach higher and higher levels - ie: the points you earn enable you to reach new VIP levels and with each new level the amount of points you earn per $1 of rake is multiplied. Accumulated points can then be exchanged for cash/rewards (available rewards are dependent on which poker room you sign up with, see individual sites for details). Points are initially earned at a rate of 25 points per $1 raked. Rake is determined on a "no flop, no drop" basis - ie: rake is only taken from players seeing at least the flop. Top rakers can earn the equivalent of 60% rakeback with the VIP programme.
When it comes to iPoker rakeback, there are unfortunately no rakeback deals readily available. Instead the ipoker network utilizes different VIP programmes which fortunately can make up for this if you are a medium to high volume player. If you're not you can still get quite a good deal by making use of the freerolls, giveaways and free bonuses that many of the sites give out.
iPoker Network Game Variants and Stakes
As you would expect on a major poker network pretty much all the chief variants of poker are available in cash game format including Hold'Em, Omaha, Omaha Hi Low, Stud and Draw games all on offer. You can play from micro stakes up to high stakes, with games at $50/$100 and $100/$200 not exactly available 24/7 but certainly not as rare as on other poker networks. ipoker also have their own fast play poker variant known as "speed poker" similar to Full Tilt's "Rush" and PokerStars "Zoom" poker.
There are always sit and go's filling up and ipoker offer the usual heads up, 6 max and full ring, deepstack, turbo's and super turbos's and also Jackpot Sit and Go's, double up's, knockouts and satellites with sit and go's available from pennies up to $5k entry. MTT's also frequently run across most variants with entries from a few cents up to $1,000 with freezeouts, knockouts, deep stack, turbo, rebuys, guaranteed tournaments and satellites all available. ipoker also run their own "ipops" (iPoker online poker series) events with over $1,000,000 guaranteed in prizes
The software at ipoker is both mac and pc compatible. The playtech software is pretty slick and is regularly updated, easily navigable and constantly evolving.