The software for the iPoker Network poker rooms is developed by Playtech. The software is the same, differing only in colour schemes and logos. Russian is also available among several interface languages. In order to log into your account and access the games, you can use the browser version of the client, or download the software to your computer or mobile device.
The downloadable application is designed only for personal computers running Windows. To use MacOS, you need to open the site through a browser. Searching for games is very fast and intuitive. The lobby page contains panels with the most demanded limits and disciplines. At the top of the window, the player’s balance data is presented, as well as links to missions and the incentive program.
To go to a specific poker discipline, you need to click on the corresponding tab. Inside each tab there is a filter system, with which you can sort games by various parameters. There are no waiting lists on the iPoker network.
Mobile software practically does not differ from desktop software in terms of its functionality and capabilities. Some poker rooms do not have a mobile version of the client, but a browser version has been developed for all rooms, adapted for smartphones and tablets on iOS and Android. Both the HTML5 version and the downloadable client have identical features. The possibility of multi-tabling is provided – several tables are opened simultaneously, switching between them is very convenient and understandable.
Among the programs-assistants in the rooms of the iPoker Network, iPoker Tools is especially popular. With its help, you can transfer chips and stacks to BB for easy counting, correctly arrange tables on several screens at once, display HUD on opponents, set keyboard and mouse hotkeys, automatically calculate bets on all streets, adjust the color and fonts of tables, remove elements table decorations that interfere with the game. In addition, this program is used to install layouts.
As for the software for collecting statistics, the rooms of the iPoker network are allowed to use programs such as Poker Tracker, Hold’em Manager, Hand2Note without restriction. Only fans of fast poker can experience some discomfort, because the stat will be displayed only at the first table of the played limit.
Traffic and games
The iPoker poker network is consistently among the ten largest pools in the world. During the peak time, which falls on the evening in Moscow, over 6000 poker players play simultaneously. The following poker formats and disciplines are available:
- Cash tables in 6-max and 9-max format with the rules of Omaha and Hold’em.
- Twisters – Jackpot tournaments with 3 players at the table.
- Fast poker.
- Hold’em 6+ cash games.
- Single-table SNG tournaments.
- Multi-table tournaments.
6-max short tables with the rules of no-limit Hold’em at iPoker rooms are the most popular. The game takes place in the range of limits from NL2 to LN1000. Fast poker is played at the limits of 2-100 euros. In pot-limit Omaha, the same limits are available as in Hold’em, but there are much fewer tables in this discipline. PLO is mainly played at low limits. The largest number of tables with the rules of Hold’em 6+ is held in the evening European time (up to 20 tables) at limits from 4 to 100 euros.
Multi-table tournaments are also held in the rooms of the iPoker Network. Several dozen regular MTTs with guarantees are organised every day. The most numerous tournaments with the highest guaranteed prize pools take place on Sundays. There you can compete for a part of the guarantee of 10-25 thousand euros. Major poker series are also periodically held in which over 100.000 euros are played.
Lottery tournaments, called Twister in iPoker rooms, are held in 3-max format. The multiplier is randomly selected before each game, and can reach x1000. Twisters can be played at limits from 1 to 100 euros, there are 7 limits in total. In addition, there is such a Spins format as Age of Gods, where a separate jackpot is formed due to the increased rake. Thus, in one game, you can win two prize pools at once.
iPoker rake and rakeback
Rake in the rooms of the iPoker Network is withdrawn by the SBR system. Half of the commission is charged in proportion to the contributions of the participants in the distribution to the bank, the other half depends on the source of the player’s money. If a poker player plays for the money won, then the rake will be counted less than if he played with his own funds (deposit). A good regular may not get rake from the second half at all. This is done in order to attract more recreational players.
The rake depends on the limits played and the number of poker players who took part in the distribution. The highest commission (6.67%) is withdrawn at tables of limits NL2-NL10. The cap ranges from 0.5-2 euros. On bets above, the rake is 5% and is capped at 4 euros. In multi-table tournaments, 10% of the rake is withdrawn, in Spins – 7%, in SNG – 5-10%.
Rakeback in iPoker is different for each poker room. However, the principle of calculating rakeback is identical – the higher the level in the VIP-system, the greater the percentage of rake the player returns. Regardless of the chosen room, contacting our managers and registering using our link, you can expect more favourable conditions for the game and increased rakeback.
iPoker network poker rooms
The iPoker network unites a large number of poker rooms for every taste and choice. The most popular is RedStar Poker, which joined iPoker after Microgaming ceased to exist. RedStar is one of the few online poker rooms that are ideal for Russian-speaking poker players. Payment systems convenient for players from the CIS countries operate here, as well as a Russian-language support service. Another advantage of RedStar is the high rakeback, which is calculated taking into account the real rake, and not withdrawn by the SBR system. The first deposit bonus is 200% up to 2K euros.
Following RedStar, another room, Guts Poker, moved to the iPoker network. In this room, as in the previous one, players from Ukraine can register. The poker room is very popular with poker lovers from Eastern Europe. The main advantage of this room is the high fixed rakeback of 35%, which will start crediting from the very start of the game.
BestPoker is another iPoker network popular in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, which has left the GG Network. The bonus to the first deposit is also 200%. When it is cleared, the rakeback reaches 55%. In the room, you can take part in the Twister rake race, complete missions for cash prizes and participate in free rolls.
Betfair Poker is part of a well-known bookmaker’s office. The bookmaker section is an excellent source of weak poker players who, in the absence of interesting sporting events, happily spend time at the poker tables. Many promotions and bonuses, high rakeback, rake races and a large first deposit bonus make the game in this room as profitable as possible.
Betsson Poker joined the list of rooms in the iPoker network, leaving Microgaming after its liquidation. This room is geared towards players from both the Scandinavian and Nordic countries. The Betsson Group rooms attract the most weak amateur players.
Almost all the poker rooms of the network offer identical opportunities, and in terms of rakeback and bonuses, they are as similar as possible. Therefore, many players are faced with a difficult choice – which room to prefer? To make your choice easier, answer the following questions:
- Is it possible to register in the room from your country?
- Are there among the proposed payment systems those methods of making a deposit and cash-out that are convenient for you?
- Is the rakeback high enough and are the proposed bonuses right for you?
What is the advantage of playing at iPoker
The iPoker network attracts with its high traffic, with the peak traffic occurring in the evening European time, which will be convenient for players from European countries. A wide range of disciplines and a wide range of limits will allow you to find suitable tables and tournaments for every player, regardless of his preferences and bankroll size.
The iPoker network includes many rooms that differ in the bonus system, rakeback, available payment systems, support work (including in Russian). Therefore, you can choose a room that will fully satisfy your needs.
Support for poker trackers will be an undoubted advantage for players who are used to using programs for collecting statistics. Such poker players will be able to gain an additional advantage over recreational players. There are no complaints about the software of the iPoker rooms – it is as functional and flexible as possible in settings, allows you to use it in browser mode and download the application to mobile devices and PCs. For beginners, the advantage of the fact that the rake here is distributed according to the SBR system, so they will receive a higher rakeback compared to regulars.