How the iPoker Network changed over the years

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iPoker Network

How the ipoker network has changed in the last years?

The iPoker network is by far the largest and most well-known poker network in the world. It was founded in 1999 and is part of Playtech. Some big names like our partners William Hill and Betfair are part of iPoker. For years, the iPoker network was among the top 5 in terms of cash game traffic, but if you look now at PokerScount, then iPoker always ranks between 10-13.

But to be fair we have to say that this is just pure cash game traffic. The iPoker network is one of the top 5 online poker sites in the world, considering the number of tournament players.

What are the reasons for the decline in cash game traffic?

One big reason is, that the iPoker network switched to the SBR (Source Based Rake) almost 3 years ago. Experienced poker players and grinders will certainly like to remember the days when iPoker had 80-120% rakeback.

You do not have to be a genius to understand that such high rakeback numbers are not really profitable in the long term for any kind of company. Sure, for the rakeback grinders and there were a lot in the past, these times were a dream. Since the beginning of 2015, as already mentioned, SBR has been changed over and the idea behind it, is that players who deposit more as they cash out, get also more rakeback and are more valuable than a very good winning player. The change had the result, that many Rakeback Grinders stopped to play at the iPoker network, because of lower rakeback they simply made not enough profit anymore. Others were just annoyed and therefore left iPoker.

The automatic result is obvious. The tables were softer as there were fewer regulars. Sure, the traffic and the number of players is not quite as strong as a few years ago in the cash game area, but still completely acceptable and with the fact that the tables are much softer than it was 3-4 years ago, is the development not that bad.

The benefits of the iPoker network

It is still very profitable to play at one of the many iPoker skins. The software is stable, very suitable for multitabling and is also very simple to understand for poker beginners.

The iPoker Network offers a lot of interesting promotions every month for different iPoker sites, in addition to the normal promotions which each provider offers.

There are enough players available, no matter which variant or game type you play. As mentioned earlier, iPoker is one of the sites with the most traffic in tournament poker. Sit & Go and MTT players always get their money’s worth here.

And not to forget the popular Twister Sit & Go tournaments. Twister SNGs are a Spin & Go variant and offer players 24/7 great action on all limits. Within minutes, a player can multiply his buy-in by as much as 1,000. Especially with this type of game, the amount of bad players is incredibly high.

Payouts are actually processed on all skins within a maximum of 24 hours. Especially with the e-wallets Neteller and Skrill.

How much rakeback is there at iPoker?

As mentioned earlier, the golden times are over with 80-120% rakeback. But that does not mean that you do not get a good and profitable poker rakeback deal anymore.

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Our Winner Poker deal gives you 70% weekly rakeback SBR rakeback on your player account. In addition, there are two exclusive Rake Races for all YourPokerDream players.

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Daniel Berger

Hi Guys, I am Daniel the chief content manager of YourPokerDream. I have been working in the poker industry for almost 10 years now. I do my best to keep you all up to date regarding our partner sites all promotions and about general poker topics arround the world.

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