IDNPoker is the biggest poker site that most people don’t know. As it happens, it is among the largest sites in the world.
Its great size is largely due to the fact that IDNPoker‘s network contains hundreds of member sites, or skins. The largest of these sites is ShenPoker.com.
The network opened in 2011 in Indonesia. As of 2018, the company is based out of Manila, Philippines.
The Western world is mostly in the dark about the site because IDNPoker only serves Asian countries. In fact, its reach is limited to the following countries:
IDNPoker Play Options
One distinguishing characteristic of IDNPoker’s offering is its massive game selection. The games available range from the staples on every site to more regional selections.
For instance, the site offers a Chinese Poker variant called Capsa Susun. There are also two domino games called Q-Kick and Ceme in the lobby.
These games reportedly draw only slightly less traffic than its traditional poker games. Based on Pokerscout‘s numbers, that means 5000 or so players in these local variants 24 hours a day.
Other available play options (managed through IDNSports) include:
- Sports betting
- Live casino
- RNG games
The site is mobile-friendly, offers tournaments, and carries a progressive jackpot that updates in real-time. Eight deposit options include US Dollars.
Is IDNPoker the real deal?
Yes. Although the site cannot compete with PokerStars‘ traffic, nobody else can compete with IDNPoker, either. Its main traffic sticks to the lower end of the money level, sometimes lower than any blinds found in other countries.
Its particular programming, however, makes play from Western countries quite difficult. Players must submit account information that includes full bank information from an approved list of banks, all of which are based in Asia.
However, BMM Compliance Singapore Pte Ltd has certified the site’s random number generator as truly legitimate. IDNPoker is indeed the real deal, and its place as the second-largest poker site in the world is quite secure.