To find out if iPoker is the best option for you, we recommend reading the entire review. However, if you already know that this is where you want to play, you can start playing on the iPoker network today by clicking the banner below:
iPoker software quality is decent, with good graphics, but the navigation can be annoying due to excessive grouping. The “favorites” option is nice; it allows players to bookmark their favorite poker cash games and tournaments.
Rake & Rakeback with iPoker
iPoker rooms used to offer some of the best rakeback deals available online. They then stopped offering traditional rakeback, and instead just offered loyalty rewards (which is just rakeback by a different name). However, all iPoker sites have since slashed their loyalty rewards, resulting in significantly less equivalent rakeback for their players.
This considerable reduction in iPoker rakeback rewards is compounded by the fact that iPoker rake is one of the highest online.
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iPoker Cash Games
iPoker Sit & Go's
iPoker Cash Games Rakeback
Active Tables (Full Table):
€0.01/€0.02 - €0.10/€0.20
Active Tables (6-Handed):
€0.01/€0.02 - €5/€10
€0.02/€0.05 - €0.50/€1
€0.02/€0.04 - €1/€2 & €20/€40
€0.02/€0.04 - €0.25/€0.50
€0.05/€0.10 - €3/€6
PL Omaha Hi/Lo
Active Tables (Heads-Up):
€0.05/€0.10 - €5/€10
€0.50/€1 - €20/€40
€0.25/€0.50 - €1/€2
€0.10/€0.20 - €5/€10
PL Omaha Hi/Lo
€2/€4 - €5/€10
iPoker network sites offer a decent selection of games for heads-up and 6-handed play and are one of the best options for heads-up play from €2/€4 to €5/€10. For full table play, iPoker skins only offer micro-stakes No Limit Hold'em. If you prefer to play full table cash games, we recommend either True Poker or PokerStars.
For fast games, check out iPoker's Speed tables, which are only available for 6-handed NL Hold'em and deal up to 160 hands/hour.
However, iPoker rake is very high (frequently the highest of all networks we've reviewed at each stake level). The only games for which their rake structure is competitive is €2/€4 to €5/€10 heads-up play. Combine this with the fact that they have slashed their poker loyalty rewards program and you can see why we recommend most cash game players play elsewhere.
Most iPoker tournaments have a guaranteed prize pool. Although they get a high number of entrants (typically more than a hundred), the number is not so high as to create ridiculously top heavy payouts. As a result, the variance in your results is reasonable. iPoker Tournament entry fees are competitive with the rest of the industry for all buy-ins.
The best iPoker skin for freerolls is William Hill, which you can download by clicking on the banner below:
However, since iPoker dramatically slashed their rewards program, you are probably better off playing tournament poker on another poker site. Casual players who enjoy playing freerolls should download bwin by clicking on the banner below:
Players can also play Double or Nothing tournaments, although only for 6-handed No Limit Hold'em.
However, iPoker's rewards for sit and go poker are truly terrible. In fact, their rewards are amongst the worst available online for full table and short-handed SNGs, and are below average at best for heads-up. If you still want to play sit and go's on the iPoker network, then we recommend you download Boylesports Poker by clicking the banner below:
Boylesports offer slightly better rewards for SNG poker players than the other iPoker skins, but it's still pretty terrible. Our top picks for sit-and-go poker are TruePoker for full table SNGs, Full Tilt Poker for short-handed sit & go's, and for heads-up SNGs we suggest you download PokerStars.
Of the iPoker rooms we have reviewed, only William Hill lets you play poker on a mac. Unfortunately, William Hill do not offer specific poker software for mac, but rather allow you to play from within your browser.