Interpoker

2003
2016
Voluntary closure
All players paid
Malta
Poor software

Interpoker launched as the flagship of the Cryptologic Poker Network.  Cryptologic owned Interpoker.  The company was already a successful online casino company under the Intercasino brand.  The poker network opened in 2003.  U.S. players were banned in October 2006.  This made it difficult for Cryptologic to compete in online poker, especially since it did not improve its software as competitors invested heavily in that aspect of the product line.  It shuttered in 2009.  Interpoker moved around networks until 2016 when it closed for good.

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History of Interpoker

Interpoker launched in 2003.  It was sister site to Intercasino.  Interpoker was the main site on Cryptologic.  It was owned by the network.

Interpoker offered large bonuses and rakeback deals.  It did great until the UIGEA passed in the U.S.  Interpoker left the U.S. market in October 2006.  Traffic on Cryptologic collapsed after all other skins adopted that policy.  The platform closed in March 2009.  Interpoker moved to Boss Media and later Ongame before closing in June 2016.  All players were paid.

Lessons Learned from the Failure of Interpoker

Interpoker struggled after it left the U.S. market.  It was a member of three separate poker networks during its life.  None were ever large enough to give players a decent game selection.  While Interpoker paid all of its players, one lesson learned here is to be cautious of sites that recently banned large countries and moves networks.

What Interpoker Was Like

Interpoker started out on Cryptologic.  The software was primitive.  It never improved during its six-year run.  The software was buggy and slow.  There were not many games.  Those that existed were of low quality.

Interpoker’s move to Boss Media was nearly identical.  Poor software accompanied a small game selection.  Ongame’s software was also below average.  Interpoker joined Ongame during the last period of Ongame’s life so its traffic was not any better than Interpoker’s first two homes.

One thing Interpoker did well was paying players.  Most transactions were processed in less than 24 hours.

Where Are Interpoker Components Today?

Interpoker’s sister site Intercasino is still in business.  The Boss Media software is still used by lotteries in Sweden, Austria and some Canadian provinces. None of its other former business partnerships are still in operation.

Scandals Related to Interpoker

Interpoker was always a legitimate poker site.  Its only problem was the marketing of the product that failed to attract players.  There were never any scandals related to Interpoker.

Interpoker Failure Player Impact

Interpoker paid all players in full when it ceased operations.

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Timeline of Events

  • 2003
    Interpoker launches.
  • 2006
    Interpoker leaves U.S. market after UIGEA passes.
  • 2009
    Cryptologic Network closes, Interpoker moves to Boss Media.
  • 2013
    Boss Media closes, Interpoker moves to Ongame.
  • 2016
    Interpoker closes, pays all players

Frequently Asked Questions

When did Interpoker launch?

Interpoker opened in 2003.

Which networks were Interpoker on?

Interpoker was on Cryptologic, Boss Media and Ongame networks.

What company owned Interpoker?

Cryptologic owned Interpoker.

Did Interpoker accept U.S. players?

Interpoker accepted U.S. players until October 2006.  It left the U.S. market after the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act was passed by Congress. It did not wait until it was signed into law.

When did Interpoker close?

Interpoker closed in June 2016.

 

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