This is an archived page. The information is probably out of date, but I've left it here in case you find it useful for something.
IPN Poker Network
The IPN network (or "Boss network") is an average-sized poker network that uses the Boss Media software for its poker clients.
The network's software is pretty basic and is less popular than it once was.
Top IPN (Boss Media) network rooms.
- Website: www.IPNpoker.com
- Network traffic: Average
- US players:
- Mac compatible:
- PT compatible:
- HEM compatible:
IPN Poker Network Review
- 30% rakeback available on this network.
- Average software. Does its job but nothing impressive.
- US players not accepted.
- Not Poker Tracker or Holdem Manager compatible.
IPN (Boss Media) rooms have average player traffic on some pretty typical software, so don't expect anything special from this network of rooms. However, they do offer 30% rakeback, which is likely to be the sole reason why you would want to play at an IPN skin like Poker Heaven.
IPN network traffic and competition.
The IPN network has a decent volume of traffic. There isn't a huge amount of traffic, but you shouldn't have any trouble finding a seat (or multi-tabling) up to $400NL (or the currency equivalent of that).
The level of competition is pretty standard again. However, the fact that this network offers rakeback means that it attracts the experienced players looking for a good rakeback deal. Other than the extra few grinders thrown in to the mix, the rooms on this network should be beatable across all of the limits on offer.
IPN network software.
- Average design and software at best.
- Too many tables of different currencies mixed together with no filtering option.
- Not compatible with Macs or Holdem Manager.
The worst feature of the IPN network's software (Boss Media) is that all of the different currency tables are shown in the lobby without the option for you to filter certain ones out. This can make it difficult if you are looking for USD tables and you are swamped with EUR and GBP tables.
Other than that, the software works well and I have not experienced any glitches playing at IPN skins. Just don't expect to be bowled over by the basic design and standard features available in the settings tab. The ability to resize tables is cool, but the graphics are horrible if you go too far one way or the other.
In all fairness, there is not a lot in it between Poker Heaven and other IPN skins, they're all pretty much the same with their bonuses and rakeback. However, Poker Heaven is one of the most reputable brands on the network and the support has always been top notch from my experience.
Other good IPN rooms.
I have very little preference when it comes to other rooms on the IPN network, so I'd just recommend visiting the IPN Poker rooms page and choosing the room you like the look of the most.
If you had to press me for another 2 respectable rooms on the IPN network, I would choose Paradise Poker and InterPoker. Paradise used to be huge back in the day (actually used to be the largest online poker room) and InterPoker is a pretty big company.
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