IDN Play is an Asian Poker Network with a lot of traffic. According to Pokerscout it ranks 2nd in terms of total number of players online at peak hours, surpassed only by PokerStars and ahead of 888poker. Most of the traffic is generated by Indonesian and Chinese players. Shen Poker offers a huge variety of games, including Texas Hold’em and other popular games like Omaha, CEME or Capsa Susun. The site is available in both Android and iOS devices.
ShenPoker is part of IDNPlay, which has gained popularity in Asia thanks to effective marketing strategies and events. It’s a legitimate platform with a PAGCOR license and a random number generator certificate from BMM Testlabs, demonstrating that it is fair to its players.
The software is outdated and unattractive, but it doesn’t affect the overall game experience. The tables are incredibly soft and a regular grinder can easily find a table for his stakes in any hour of the day or night. The only negative aspect of IDN Play is the fact that it doesn’t accept players from the US or Canada.
While there are scientific ways to handle complexity, these need to be translated into practical tools for the general public. The problem space highlights aspects that need scholarly attention, such as the design of IDN (approach, methods and building blocks), evaluation to verify effectiveness, professional training for creators and the education of adult audiences and school-age children. IDN also requires new business models to sustain it as a contribution to the public discourse, much like journalism or commercial video games.