IDN Poker is an online poker service based in Malaysia. The company is led by Tan Sri Ong Yap. In its early days, IDN Poker was known simply as Internet Casino Network. Currently, the focus has switched to becoming a leader in the online gambling industry in Asia.
This article will discuss the background of the erstwhile major online casino network, and what makes it stand out from its peers. First off, I should mention that there are many Asian poker networks including the likes of Playtech, PokerStars, and Full tilt. However, there are only two major ones – i.e., the two mentioned above – in Asia. Given their size, their stakes and jackpots generally mean that they are far more lucrative than the other two.
As compared to its competitors, i.e., other online poker networks, iDn poker holds a much larger rake. rake basically means the amount of money that is kept by the house per hand played. This is normally higher than that of recreational players. In addition, its rake is generally more consistent across all stakes. While some casual players may find it lacking and look for alternatives, iDn poker does not; this is largely due to the fact that it is catering to the more serious gamer, who is interested in winning more money at once, and is unlikely to be impressed by the small amounts won on cheaper stakes. While most other recreational players would rather lose a few dollars on a daily basis than gaining a few hundreds over the weekend, this is a much more attractive option.
Also, most major online casinos in Asia offer a private VIP system where players can get the advantages of a higher rakeback deal without being subjected to the public gaze of other players. Unlike in conventional private VIP systems, which are usually open to everyone, players in private VIP systems are not subjected to the scrutiny of non-residents and other members of the gaming community. For instance, a private VIP system in an iDn poker game is not subject to the rules of ordinary poker games, which means that a player can be confident of earning more money.
Players who have been very successful in their past private VIP game are often given “special” prizes, which include rakeback deals. The advantages of such an offer should not be underestimated. First of all, players have the advantage of earning high cash weekly or monthly. Also, if they win, their winnings are automatically doubled. This allows them to get as much money as they can out of the deal.
While the concept of rakeback deals is relatively new to the world of online gambling, players may be already aware of it. In traditional poker games, players earn money by winning or placing high bets. For example, the player who raises the most money during a poker tournament will receive the prize over and above his initial stake. This is known as the peak hours rule, and is a fundamental rule in IDN poker.
Private VIP gaming is also beneficial for any online poker game in Omaha. If players participate in a high stakes game, chances are that they won’t have the financial resources to play in the high stakes games, or else they wouldn’t participate at all. By offering a special rakeback deal, the Omaha poker agent makes his online customers eligible for a higher cash amount. In this way, the online casino makes more money off of the transaction than it would with the regular tournament prices. Of course, the poker agent has to make sure that the special prices he offers are not advertised through too many sources. Otherwise, players might complain about having been taken advantage of.
As more gambling sites emerge, some have started to offer IDN poker online. These sites allow players from across the country to play against each other in a virtual poker room. While many traditional casinos have similar offerings, some are better than others. The popular among them are those that are based in the US. In this regard, Omaha, Texas hold em poker online has become very popular among players.