iPoker Network launches French-Spanish shared player pool action

November 29, 2018

In Europe the shared online poker market has received a boost with the announcement that the iPoker Network has launched French-Spanish shared tables, becoming the fourth major operator to do so. The network received the approval of the French regulator ARJEL back in March this year, and more recently was given the green light by […]

Playtech’s iPoker Network exits Polish market

April 27, 2017

Playtech’s iPoker Network has advised its licensees that it will no longer support operations in Poland, adding to the growing exodus of online gambling companies discouraged by a restrictive regulatory regime that permits online casino and poker activity only through the Totalizator Sportowy monopoly and limited sports betting, and a punitively high tax rate of […]

Is iPoker Network exiting Russia and Ukraine?

August 23, 2016

Starting August 15, a growing number of Ukrainian players have reported that there are no longer iPoker services available, whilst Russian player reports indicate that “some” iPoker skins have also exited from the Russian market as the regulatory clampdown in that country gathers momentum (see previous  reports). The Ukrainian players claim that they were contacted […]

Playtech iPoker Network merges tiers

August 11, 2015

Playtech’s iPoker Network has re-merged its Tier 1 and 2 player pools, saying an improved focus on recreational players had been achieved following their segregation in September 2012. Today (Tuesday), all players will again have access to SNG and full ring games following the integration of the latest version of iPoker software, a network representative […]

New rake structure at iPoker Network

November 13, 2014

Effective January 1 2015, Playtech’s online poker wing, iPoker Network, is to introduce a new rake structure designed to better attract purely recreational players to its skins. Dubbed “Source Based Rake” the new structure is based on the idea that recreational, net-depositing players are currently undervalued, whilst the more predatory professionals generate significant rake but […]

Betfred moves up at iPoker Network

March 6, 2014

Betfred Poker has been promoted to the top tier of the iPoker Network, ensuring that its players benefit from a larger player pool of mainly recreational players. Moving to the top tier means that Betfred joins some powerful companies already there, such as Titan Poker, Paddy Power and William Hill.

Ladbrokes iPoker migration date now December 21

December 7, 2013

The UK online and land gambling group Ladbrokes has announced that it plans to migrate its online poker operations to Playtech’s iPoker network on December 21. The decision on a specific date follows advisories earlier this year that the UK group is to switch to Playtech as its primary software supplier, although it will retain […]

Ringing the changes on the iPoker Network

November 16, 2013

Poker Strategy, the online poker information site recently acquired by Playtech plc (see previous reports) appears to have the inside track on new developments at Playtech’s iPoker Network, reporting this week on a number of changes at the network. * The network is to phase out the use of the US dollar in cash games […]