Boss Media Poker Network

The Boss Media Poker Network (a.k.a. International Poker Network - IPN), has been running strong for a decade now, recently signing up it 3-millionth member in early May, 2009. The IPN/Boss Network includes over 60 online poker skins, each with their own customized twist on the lobby and tables. Developed to appeal to new poker enthusiasts and veteran professionals, the Boss Media Poker Network has a good game variety, and the 9th largest active player base in the industry. Unfortunately, due to US legal restrictions, the online poker network no longer accepts any USA players.

Boss Media Network Software And Games

The software, designed by Boss Media, was developed to include user-friendly features and extras that will accommodate all players, from novice to professional. The graphics are visually appealing, without 3D avatars to clog the view or slow down the game, and over-sized cards to relieve stress on the eyes. Players can multi-table at up to 5 simultaneous ring games, but you'll have to click from one tab to the next as there are no mini-view options. The lobby offers all of the essential stats to find a suitable cash game and is very easy to navigate. PC users can download the poker client, while Mac/Linux users will find a convenient Flash version available for instant play in your browser.

The game variety is pretty good, but lacks the standard addition of 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo. Games you will find include Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 Card Stud High and Five Card Draw, played in Fixed Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit with stakes ranging from the lowest, $0.05/$0.10 to ultra-high stakes of $500/$1,000 in Fixed Limit.

Boss Media Ring Games And Tournament Traffic

IPN / Boss Media Poker Network has been incredibly popular over the years, but the current restrictions on US player acceptance have held them back in recent years. The Boss Network holds the 9th overall position in terms of largest, active player base, averaging just under 20,000 players at peak hours. The Boss Media Poker Network just signed it's 3-millionth member in early May, 2009.

Ring game traffic averages about 3,300 active players, mostly concentrated in FL and NL Texas Hold'em. There are generally a few active tables in the other poker variants, especially 7 Card Stud High. Micro-limits and low stakes Hold'em games are notorious for extra juicy competition. Tournaments attract the most attention, averaging 13,000 at peak hours.

Promotions On The Boss Media Poker Network

Poker skins on the IPN / Boss Media Poker Network are given the freedom to invoke their own promotional schemes in most instances, including welcome bonuses, reload bonuses, and most loyalty rewards including rakeback. However, the online poker network does control several aspects of the tournament schedule, including the largest online poker tournaments and a number of prize packages to live events. For example, the IPN Network is promoting 50 Prize Packages to the 2009 World Series of Poker via cash satellites, qualifiers and 'Las Vegas Freerolls' that require only poker points to enter.