A review of the PaiWangLuo Poker Network; information on game offerings, country restrictions, payout methods, and rewards.
The PaiWangLuo Poker Network is a new name for an old favorite. Formerly known as The Bodog Poker Network, the PWLPN network has all of the games players are familiar with, including Texas Holdem and Omaha cash games, sit and goes, and multi-table tournaments. The network, much like its predecessor Bodog, is a recreational player focused network utilizing anonymous tables and eschewing the use of tracking software and heads up displays. The resulting soft games are attractive for both newbie players to avoid overly predatory poker games and the seasoned professionals who enjoy playing against them.
The Pai Wang Luo network operates three poker rooms in a total of twelve different countries. Those brands are Ignition Poker, Bodog Poker, and Bodog88. The United States of America is serviced by Ignition Poker. The countries of Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentena, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile, and Columbia are serviced by Bodog. The Asian markets of China and Vietnam are serviced by Bodog88.
The network uses software that any former Bodog branded players will be familiar with already. One of its most striking features are anonymous tables on which players are assigned a seat number as identification, there are no player names. This completely anonymous environment is in place in order to protect the large recreational player base from being "bumhunted" by the sharks. Players report mixed feelings about this, and the biggest complaint is a fear of collusion. The PWL network however constantly monitors for collusion and cheating using the sophisticated IT and security tools developed under by The Bodog Network. The ability to download hand histories that reveal opponents hole cards is also a feature of the software.
The poker client offers all of the traditional game types including No Limit, Pot Limit, and Fixed Limit structures of Holdem, Omaha, and Omaha hi/lo. Cash games range from micro stakes penny games up to high roller $2,000 buy-in games. All games are denominated and played in the USD currency. Tournaments are plentiful, ranging from freerolls up to special $540 buy-in events during special tournament series.
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