Party Poker was one of the first online poker rooms, launched in 2001. They were also one of the first to become a publicly traded company and are listed on the London stock exchange as Party Gaming.
Party Poker has always focused on keeping the games fun and easy to play, making it a great room for new players. They focus on the European market and offer their software and website in many different languages, making it easy for everyone to play, no matter where you are from.
Party Poker does not accept players from the USA, Israel, Italy & Asia.
Party Poker is always organising fun promotions. Right now they are running satellites to the World Series of Poker and the Party Poker Million cruise.
New players are eligible not only for the bonus mentioned below, but also the new lucky dollar tournaments at 14:35 every day and the rookie daily freerolls. For the first 30 days of your membership you can play in the 10:45, 13:40 and 16:45 $100 freeroll tournaments. There's also a $1000 freeroll for new players every Wednesday at 16:50.
Party is also very active in holding and promoting live poker events, like the Sports Star Challenge and the Party Poker Premier league. Sometimes they will offer spots in their televised events via online satellite tournaments.
New players signing up to Party Poker from Poker.com are eligible for a 100% bonus of up to $500! Just use the Party Poker bonus code POKERCOM when you make your first deposit.
Party Poker offers Limit Hold'em, No Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Hold'em, Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha and Seven Card Stud. They also have blackjack easily available from the tables and more casino games are just a click away.
Party Poker were the first to come up with some great features such as re-sizeable tables, a tournmanet deal making interface and the 'Play Anywhere' version of their software that works within a browser for play on any type of operating system. In September 2008, they upgraded their software to a brand new interface.
The software is very easy to use, with a simple layout and quick loading times. They have done a good job of retaining a stable and uncluttered interface, whilst still adding new features. It's one of the best online poker platforms around because it is so easy to use.
As they have been around since 2001, Party Poker has a very large database of players. You will always find plenty of opponents at all times of the day. There's a good mix of experienced and new players too.
Party is a great place to learn how to play, with special tables and tournaments for new players and an interactive poker trainer available on the Party Poker Website. Party Poker does not accept players from the USA, Israel, Italy or Asia.
Party Poker offers over $50,000 a month in free tournaments, with many country and regional specific tournaments in the schedule. They also offer a wide range of online poker tournament variations like Sit & Gos, Multi Table Tournaments, Shootouts, and satellites to live poker events such as the World Series of Poker.
Unique to Party Poker are the HellKat or time based tournaments. Instead of playing until there is one player remaining, the tournaments run for a set period of time. They're perfect for busy people who love to play poker, but need to finish games quickly.
Party Poker's signature tournament is the Party Poker Million. The million is a limit holdem tournament that is held in spring every year on a cruise ship, sailing the Mediterranean. You can qualify from just $1, and play for $1 million. It was the first major live tournament offered by an online poker room, and further information can be found on the Party Poker Website.
Every Sunday at 12:45 there is a huge $300,000 guaranteed tournament. You may buy in directly for $215, or you can win yourself an entry via the satellite tournaments that start at just $3. It's one of the biggest tournaments online.
The 'Party Points' system rewards players for their regular play and there's four levels of membership to aim for - Ace, King, Queen, and Jack. You earn Party Points whenever you play on the site and can then redeem the points for cash, tournament entries, or special promotions.
They also run weekly and monthly tournament leaderboards. The top ranked players each week & month earn seats in free tournaments thay give away up to $5000.
Party Gaming has a very good cashier and payment processing system, known as your 'Party Account'. With the one login you are able to not just transact to and from your online poker wallet at Party Poker, but also move funds to and from all of the other Party Gaming sites to play backgammon, casino games, bingo or place sports bets.
The Party Account system is excellent, with speedy processing and best of all, many different localised payment options. They offer more payment options than any other poker room such as Moneybookers, NETeller, Visa, Mastercard, bank transfers, WebMoney, paysafecard, eps, Diners Club, Click2Pay, uKash, Switch, Solo, UseMyBank and more.
Our cashouts have always been processed quickly to Moneybookers, NETeller or a bank account.
Support is offered 24/7 via telephone and email to [email protected]. You should visit the Party Poker website to obtain the best toll free telephone support number for your region, or the default number is +1 866 848 7537 (charges apply).
We've always found the Party Poker support staff to be courteous and helpful, if a little structured in their responses. They're perhaps too well trained and could do with a little personality sometimes! But that's hardly a major complaint and they certainly are better than most telephone support you would have exprienced previously.
Party Poker is part of the publicly traded Party Gaming group, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. They are licensed and regulated by both the government of Gibraltar and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The company has been in business since 1997 and are the largest online poker room that is not open to players from the USA. Due to their size, longevity & publc company status, they score very highly for management and integrity.
Some more ways to spend your Party Points would be good, and although the 'Play Anywhere' browser based poker software works perfectly, we'd like to see a downloadable MAC option for all the Apple users out there.
Party Poker is a great online poker room, especially for new players. They are a poker room you can trust, and you will always be able to find a game to play due to their good number of players online.
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