Boss Network

The poker network of Boss Media is also known as the International Poker Network. Boss Media was founded in 1996 in Sweden by poker entrepreneurs and began with online casino operations. In 1999 it was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The poker network was launched in 2002. In 2008 Boss Media was acquired by GEMed. In the latest development Cryptologic’s poker network is merging with Boss Media. The game server of Boss Media is located in Malta. There are about 70 online poker rooms on the Boss Media Network. The major ones are Paradise Poker, Virgin Poker, Celeb Poker, Paddy Power Poker, Devilfish Poker, Svenska Spel and Poker Heaven.

Traffic on the Network

Boss Media draws an average of 1,800 real money players at any given time over a 24 hour period. The average peak hour number is as high as 4,000. Boss Media is the eighth largest poker network in the online poker industry. One of the reasons for the relatively low traffic on Boss Media Network is that it does not accept players from the United States.

Customer Service on the Network

In the first instance Boss Media offers the software in the download and in the instant play formats. The software is available in as many as 16 languages. Boss Media also allows players to choose between currencies like U.S. Dollars, British Pounds and Euros. There are different tables for different currencies and thus the hassle of converting from one currency to another is eliminated. Boss Media permits players to have a single account across the different gambling portals belonging to the same operator. For gaming operators Boss Media handles the maintenance, upgrading and other technical aspects of the software. Also operators can choose to operate the Boss Media products in isolation or in integrated form. Boss Media can provide payment services, if required through WebDollar. Fraud detection and related services are provided through St Minver Ltd.

Boss Media customer support operates 24/7 and caters to players all over the world. Customer service is offered through telephone and e-mail in English, Swedish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Turkish, Greek and Russian. The customer service is quick, courteous and efficient.

Games on the Network

Boss Media offers four online gaming products, which are casino, poker bingo and side games. The poker network covers a wide range of poker games. Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo and mixed games like H.O.R.S.E. are the notable absentees. The games are offered in various betting structures as detailed below. Texas Hold’em is offered in Fixed Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit structures. Omaha is offered in Fixed Limit and Pot Limit structures. Omaha Hi/Lo is offered in Pot limit structure. Seven Card Stud and Five Card Stud are offered in Fixed Limit structure. Five Card Draw and Five Card Draw 7-A are offered in Fixed Limit and Pot Limit structures.


One of the biggest advantages of the Boss Media’s poker network is that the game speed is significantly faster than other networks. The other positive featuresen included are opportunities for multiple languages and multiple currencies and the wide range of poker variants. The new management is progressive which the decision to merge with the Cryptologic poker network shows. This is bound to result in increased traffic in the future.


The biggest drawback with Boss Media’s poker network is that it does not accept US players. Another disadvantage is that it offers no on-promotions. All operators are free to offer their own promotions. Some see this as an advantage because it enhances the operator’s individual identity. Boss Media’s software offers no special features which distinguish it from the rest but is still, however, adequate.

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Is connected to this network.

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