There are several variations of poker. The standard version uses a 52-card deck, sometimes with one or two jokers. For speedier games, two-pack games are played. The best players use two-pack games. Players buy-in by purchasing chips. Each player’s share of the kitty is equal to the number of chips he or she buys. However, players are not entitled to their share if they leave the game before the end.
IDNPlay has been virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the internet until last year. The poker site connected to IDN servers in a matter of seconds. Afterward, a lobby appeared. The interface was simple and did not have many filters. There were buttons for cash games, tournaments, and ring games, but no waiting lists. The client was not marketed heavily to the English-speaking market. However, it is assumed that its popularity stems from its strong marketing campaign in local markets. It participated in gaming conferences and hosted charity events in Asia.
IDNPoker is the second largest poker network in Asia and ranks third worldwide. It began operations in Cambodia in 2010 but struggled to gain much traction. In 2016, IDNPoker rose to second place in the PokerScout rankings. Although the company is based in Cambodia, it is largely focused on the Asian market. It does not advertise its services internationally and only offers its games in the local language. The success of IDNPoker can be attributed to a massive promotional campaign in Asia and active participation in charity events and gaming conferences.