20 Feb 12

iPoker to Split into Two Networks?

According to information posted on Pokerfuse, the iPoker network plans on ring-fencing its top skins from the rest of the network. This move is supposedly planned to take place within the next two months.

ipoker networkAn article posted by Pokerfuse on Thursday said that iPoker network's top poker rooms in terms of liquidity are considering  separating their player pools from the rest of the network.

Should this come into effect, it would mean that there will be two different networks, with player pools completely independent from one another and no tables being shared. This is already happening with players on bet365, who are playing on tables separated from the iPoker network.

According to the article, the poker rooms to separate themselves from the main network include William Hill, Titan Poker, bet365, Betfred and paddypowerpoker, who make up most of the traffic on the iPoker network. It is not yet clear if the mentioned poker rooms are the only ones joining the ring-fenced liquidity pool.

Pokerfuse's source mentioned that if the deal is approved, the change could happen the next two months. However, PokerStrategy.com heard from an anoymous source that this move could actually happen in March.

We have attempted to contact involved parties but have not yet received a response. We will keep you up to date on the PokerStrategy.com website as this story develops - stay tuned!

by vhallee