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Party Poker Review

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Party Poker has always been one of the fastest growing poker rooms online. Even when the UIGEA hit and the company had to withdraw from accepting US players but they still expanded and consistently remained at the top of the list. The company has been successful in maintaining their rewards program for players, offering great promotions not just for sign up bonus but in tournaments as well. Party Poker recently introduced the Hellkat tournaments and offers a casino, backgammon, bingo rooms within the same company. Players can choose between the full download as well as a flash version, but if you want to enter any of the MTT’s you will need to download the poker room. The Party software is available in 13 different languages, with multi-currency options and offers a Poker School and Poker Trainer. is owned by Party Gaming plc which is publicly traded company in the London stock exchange. They are licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gaming Control Commission and the Government of Gibraltar, with a certified RNG tested by iTech Labs. Since their initial launch in 2001 they have always provided a great level of financial security.


Party Poker Bonus

At the time of this writing, the Party Poker bonus is a 100% up to $500. (Use Party Poker Bonus Code: AINTLUCK) The bonus is awarded in 10 equal parts. For example, if a player deposits $200, he will receive a release restricted bonus of $200 divided into $20 each. For each $20 he needs to earn 160 Party Points on Poker. He will have 120 days (from the date of deposit) to fulfill the requirement for entire bonus of $200. This is done through playing any of the real money tournaments or ring games with 5 party point awarded per dollar taken in rake. You should also expect to receive regular emails from Party offering you various reload offers and free cash bonuses. Party Poker is one of the better companies for bonus rewards programs.


The competition at PartyPoker has always been relatively weak at the lower stakes which is about average with any online room. Party Poker has developed this reputation for a site that is full of fish and this is true to an extent, but Party still has a good number of skilled players which can be found at the higher limits. Micro games are reckless and loose, but once you start increasing your game level to a higher staked game, the skill level will also increase.

Personally I like the limit tables here, mainly because I do enjoy limit games and they seem to pace a little better than the no limit. The no limit ring games are fast and furious especially in the micro stakes where many of the players are seeing all flops. does offer the standard game selection including; Texas Holdem, Omaha, Stud. Party Poker can reach a player base of 9,000 + with real money ring table players during peak hours. The minimum stakes available at Party starts 1p/2p up to€25/€50 NL. While writing this review the highest limit found to be active with at least three full tables running was the €10/€20 tables. Party takes a fixed rake of 5% up to $3 from each pot. Tournaments

Party Poker Tournaments are featured throughout the day with each game well structured and highly populated. They never seem to have any troubles filling the tournament requirements to lead into overlays so you won’t come across these that often. You will however find some pretty nice guaranteed payment tournaments with huge prize pools. Every day the room hosts a $20,000 GP with a $109 buyin. The largest guaranteed tournament available on Party Poker is the $300,000 with a $215 buy-in or you can win your seat through daily qualifiers and satellites. Party Poker is known for creating innovative tournament promotional packages like the current Million VI, which is an eight day cruise from Venice to Italy plus a buyin for the NL Texas Holdem event. PartyPoker is giving away two of these packages in their weekly Party Poker Million event with an estimated value of $12,000 each.

Party Poker Sit N Go’s

Party Poker Sit N Go tournaments are incredibly busy and during peak hours you do need to be quick to register because they fill up very fast. Party Poker offers a wide spread of SNG’s ranging from heads up, turbo, full table, shorthanded, and the newest feature “The Hellkats”. The Hellcats are formatted to allow players to play a quick game of poker without having to get involved in a game that can last from 45 minutes to an hour. These mini tournaments are based on allotted time with a 5 minute tournament to a 15 minute tournament. What we mean by this is these games literally are only 5 or 15 minutes long. Software

The software is on its own network, and thus one key element PartyPoker has maintained is…speed. I have never experienced delays in the software which is a big plus in my books. They provide all your necessary information within the lobby with an easy to use navigation separating games and tournaments, lobby statistics such as hands per hour, player stack size, etc.

One thing I do find is the lobby seems to be a bit cluttered with the scrolling window and player information found on the left of the screen. The tables are displayed in a full table view with seated players. Your player stats are offered in the standard approach – pre-flop, flop turn and river stats. Two features that stand out about Party Poker with their software platform is the instant replay allowing you to go over the hand played in animation and the tournament chopping option. This allows all players in the final table of an MTT to decide if they want to play the game out till there is one player remaining or if they would prefer to make a deal which would stop the tournament as is and players will be paid accordingly. Multi tabling is available for up to 12 tables simultaneously. This feature works very well and is available with full screen mode, cascading tiles.

Party Poker Player Support

Support is available 24/7 through three methods; email, live chat and phone. I do have to admit this room offers excellent support to the players and the customer service is great. I have used all three options and each response was received in a quick time-frame with average wait time down to a few minutes. email:

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Toll-free numbers: Canada


Toll-free numbers: Europe

(UK, Rep. of Ireland, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Luxembourg, Hungary, Poland, Norway and Portugal)

00-800-PRTY-PKER Deposit Options Deposit methods:

  • Citadel
  • FirePay
  • Wire transfer
  • IGMPay
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • NETeller
  • Bank draft
  • Cashier’s check
  • Money order
  • Echeck