Vulcan Casino from the world of poker Many players who have come to poker in the last two years, and even some "oldies" who are fa...
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Many players who have come to poker in the last two years, and even some "oldies" who are familiar with poker scout, see the IDNPoker network in second place. But, despite such a high position, the rooms of the network do not promote major poker sites, and at WorldPokerDeals they are on the "Black List". Why this happened, we will talk today.
IDNPoker Network History
The IDNPoker network unexpectedly appeared immediately among the leaders of the world online poker in January 2017, with 6-7 thousand players at peak traffic. It belongs to the gaming company IDN Play. In addition to poker, she has engaged in a dozen different games, from live casinos and sports betting to rock-paper-scissors. Just two years ago, its website stated that the firm had five years of experience in the market. But for the first time at the conference of Asian game operators, she was noticed in 2015.
The place of registration is offshore - Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) in the Philippines. The license is issued by ICE Totally Gaming, located there. The beginning of the IDNPoker network can be considered the end of 2015 - the beginning of 2016, since the certificate for the RNG was received by it from the Singapore company BMM Compliance Singapore Pte Ltd on October 13, 2015.
That is, most likely, this network itself worked in Asia for about a year, until poker scout found out about it. Now its traffic figures have become even more impressive and the total online size has tripled at its peak!
The oddities of the IDNPoker network
IDNPoker is almost invisible on the internet
IDN Play has had social media accounts since 2016, but all of them still have a meager number of followers. No major marketing moves by IDNPoker have been noticed on the Internet all the time, and the number of games in it has been steadily growing.
This situation can be partially explained by the peculiarities of the market in which the network operates. Most of its skins are strictly tied to Asia (when registering, you must specify the details of a local bank), and the level of English proficiency among a mass player from this region is not high. So he is content with sites in the local language.
To attract new players from the region, IDNPoker uses either some offline events or sites in the languages of the countries where it operates. That is why we do not see the equality between its traffic and the size of its presence on the English-speaking Internet.
An unusual business model of working with skins was chosen as another method of marketing the network. There are about 200 of them in total! That is, you can launch a room at IDNPoker very quickly, cheaply, and with a minimum of requirements. It is because of the very low entry threshold that we compared IDN with Vulcan. We all know from the history of online poker that with this approach to recruiting rooms into the network, the likelihood of an outright scam among them is much higher. And this is without taking into account those common network "features" that we will describe below.
Despite the large volumes of the game, IDNPoker rooms work in a browser. The client is very similar to poker apps from social networks. Almost all traffic is concentrated in Hold'em, Omaha, and tournaments have appeared in the lobby relatively recently. One account can only play at one table. You cannot wait for the big blind and you enter the game immediately after landing at the table.
Trackers do not work here, it is impossible to collect some kind of hand base. The distribution progress is visible only in the chat.
Among other things, there are glitches in the client of IDNPoker rooms that you have never heard of in other rooms:
the disappearance of cards on hand, on the board;
dealing cards without a river;
invisible players at the table.
The gameplay at IDNPoker rooms has even more oddities, some of which allow us to conclude that there is almost no fair play here. The peculiarities of the purchase allow you to sit at the table with a stack of 20bb, which local players enjoy with pleasure. That is, very often the game is played at push-fold tables.
In the course of the game, the sizes of the stacks are also not remembered, that is, you can double, quit the game, and immediately sit at the same table with a stack of 20bb or any other.
Teamplay. The most important feature of IDNPoker is legal multi-accounting. Of course, the ability to register multiple accounts is made so that players can play multiple tables, but the organization of the game in IDN does not interfere with teamplay.
At the same time, deleting a chat at cash tables does not interfere with him in any way, if one person can be at one table under several nicknames. If Asians are famous for using bots and multiaccess when pumping characters in MMORPGs, why can't they do something similar in poker? In fact, this alone is enough to put an end to the game at IDNPoker.
Yes, teamplay is also found in some Chinese poker applications, for example, PokerMaster, but it becomes a problem only for those clubs where the administration does not fight it. We advise players on this matter and help them choose clubs without team play.
Superusers. But back to IDNPoker. Players found examples of even greater oddities in this network, namely the presence of unrealistically lucky users. One of these "stars" was "Anjing88". There is a 50-minute video in which he collected a full house 5 times and performed many very strange actions.
And here's another small example of his heads-up play.
Another example was "TUNGTANG" who won all of his 12 all-ins. The probability of such an event is 0.0022%. Moreover, such characters are not only at high stakes. The only reasonable explanation, in this case, is superuser, bots, or real people.
For dessert, another big oddity of IDNPoker rooms is a rake of 3% without caps, which is taken directly from preflop.
WorldPokerDeals work with the IDNPoker network
Our site started working with IDN rooms almost as soon as it became famous. In general, our players rolled to zero here, but in the end, we closed all deals and sent all rooms to the "Black List". Since there were a lot of complaints about team play and possible supervisors, and from the side of the network, there were no attempts to somehow deal with them.
Until the IDNPoker network shows real results in changing the situation with the software, team play, and examines the cases of the appearance of players with "God mode", it will not come out of emergency situations and we do not recommend playing here under any circumstances.
Up to this point, the management of the network seemed to be happy with everything. The growth of traffic, the number of deposits, and the amount of rake are important for him. If Asian players continue to perceive it, as we perceive poker on social networks, and play here purely for entertainment, then its owners have no incentive to change something in the rooms of the network.
IDNPoker does not show any desire to enter other markets, and in Asia, everything is fine as it is. There are many skins in the network, which means that they are not only easy to arrange, but also popular in the region
List of main IDNPoker rooms
IG Poker 303;