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Founded 20001
Owned by GTECH G22
Software Boss Media
Structure Private Company
License Malta
Skins 37
Live Tours N/A
US Accepted Not since UIGEA
Former Names Boss Media & Bugsy's Club


The International Poker Network (IPN) more commonly referred to as 'Boss Media' has gone through some major changes over the years. The software company Boss Media was one of the major online casino software providers between 2001 & 2003.

Since then more Boss Media casinos have closed down than new have opened.

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IPN started off with many casino licensees and SportingBet. Later on the network was joined by poker operators as the network grew in size and demand.

Online poker has never been the main source of income for Boss Media which is why it has never seemed to be the focus of the company.

Despite Boss Media has been  busy developing and improving other aspects of the business IPN took off in the years after the poker boom and grew very big in 2008 - 2010. 



Boss Media introduced a win-ratio fine formula to protect mainly Sportingbet's interest. The formula was introduced to fine poker rooms which players had a too high win ratio compared to the rake generated. The fines are severe and can cost an entire months profit.


30% rakeback is allowed by IPN however it is not hard to get an 'under the table' deal on this network as many poker roms offer extra rakeback and unlimited bonuses increasing the total value to 50%+



Mangas Gaming bought Everest Poker so Betclick joined Everest Poker in September 2011.
Bought Ongame in March 2006.
Joined iPoker in August 2009.
PlayersOnly owned by Sportsbook.com left to Cake Network to be able to keep accepting US players post UIGEA in 2006.
  Classic Poker closed its doors January 2012.

1 BullseyePoker.com. International Poker Network was formed in 2005 and was before named after the software provider Boss Media. Bugsy's Club was using boss media software too but was running its own poker rooms on the sites PokerPages.com and PokerSchoolOnline.com. Post UIGEA Bugsy's Club switched software providers till it finally shot down its operations and was bought by PokerStars.

2 Gtechg2.com September 15, 2011 (PDF have been changed or removed)