Currently headquartered in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines, IDNPoker has been a B2B provider of online gaming platforms. It is known for its focus on the Asian market, and has been able to establish itself as the second largest poker network in the world. However, despite its popularity, IDNPoker has not been able to gain much traction in the Western market. This may be because of the nature of its programming, which makes it difficult for players from Western countries to participate in the game.
Founded in 2010, IDNPoker started out in Cambodia, and has since then operated in several other Asian countries, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. IDNPoker holds a PAGCOR license, and has a certified random number generator (RNG) from BMM Compliance Singapore Pte Ltd. In addition, IDNPoker’s approved list of banks are all located in Asia, which makes it difficult for players from Western markets to participate.
IDNPoker has been involved in several local gaming conferences and charity events, but has never promoted their services to the English speaking market. In fact, until the beginning of 2016, their website was nearly invisible in the Internet. They were also not participating in social media or any other marketing tactics. However, in the last year, IDNPlay has become a popular network, and has moved to second place in the PokerScout ranking.
IDNPoker’s lobby features several different skins, such as ShenPoker, 12BetPoker, and Pokerdee. These skins are used in their HTML5 client, which is available for desktop computers. This software saves hand histories and equity information, and displays previous statistics for known players. The software also displays odds and variance, and provides quizzes.
Unlike some online poker rooms, IDNPoker does not have a waiting list, and only allows one table per account. Players may hide full tables from their lobby. It also offers API integration for skins, which allows players to create their own skins and participate in the games without having to download an app. It has over 200 skins currently operating in Asia, and is considered to be one of the leading B2B providers of online gaming platforms.
The IDNPoker lobby also offers multiple cash games to choose from. However, players must submit full bank information from the list of banks approved by IDNPoker. This process is meant to prevent players from registering fake accounts and attempting to circumvent restrictions imposed on previous accounts.
IDNPoker also uses digital device fingerprinting to identify new accounts and block players who have been banned from the site. These sophisticated tracking tools are not available to the public. However, they can detect unusual patterns and prevent players from circumventing account restrictions. Similarly, players who attempt to manipulate the game by dealing cards in an unusual way can be caught by a third party.
Although IDNPlay’s success has yet to be proven in the Western market, it is believed that the network’s success is based on intense marketing campaigns in Asian markets. This has resulted in the network’s rapid growth, and it has hosted charity events in Asia.