Party Poker review
|$500 welcome bonus|
|Extremely busy traffic|
|Excellent reward scheme|
|Huge choice of games|
Why play at Party Poker?
Party Poker is the second largest/busiest online poker room after Poker Stars. With excellent software, busy player traffic and great customer service, this is a great all-round poker site. If you're after fast action then this is the poker room for you.
It's a great site to play on whether you're brand new to poker or a full time professional, as there's such a good mix of games and stakes on offer. And their PartyPoints reward scheme is one of the best in the business. Also at the moment they're offering new players a very nice welcome bonus of up to $500 on making your first deposit on the site.
Party Poker software
The Party Poker client is quick to install and open. Everything is quick and stable. The table play is smooth and information easy to read even when the tables are set to be their smallest. Definitely one of the better interfaces and smooth and pleasant to play on. It's a really well designed poker lobby so you can drill down and find the right table really quickly. Once you've played on this site for a while you'll definitely see why it's so popular.
Multi-tabling is especially good at Party - you can play up to 18 tables at once and choose to cascade, tile or stack them. The stacking facility is a great feature of the software and adds a sidebar to the right hand side of the stack. This gives you at-a-glance information on the hands playing out in the stack making your moves easier and quicker.
The Party Poker client comes with seven table themes to choose from, two types of table and several card decks. You can also choose to upload your own player image or choose one from the pre-installed image library.
It all adds up to be a great piece of poker software that's fast, efficient, and user-friendly.
Party Poker screenshots
Party Poker games
Party Poker offers Holdem, Omaha and Stud, plus Blackjack and Roulette if you fancy a (proper) gamble. There's a good range of stakes, for example, with their NLHE cash games you can play at stakes between $0.01/$0.02 right up to $50/$100. It's also a fantastic site to build up a bankroll on as there's a lot of micro stakes action.
Party is also an excellent all-round gaming brand and also offers Bingo, Backgammon and a popular Casino in its range.
Party Poker welcome bonus
Party Poker is currently offering a great first time deposit poker bonus, matching 100% of your deposit, up to $500!
How do you earn the bonus? You need to earn 6-9 (depending on your currency) times the bonus amount in player points. $1 in rake - 2 player points. Every time you play real money poker you'll be earning these (Party Points). How soon you get your hands on the bonus is up to you - the more poker you player, the quicker it will be and the more of that nice cash you'll get!
Party Poker player reward and loyalty scheme
The Party loyalty scheme is based around you earning Party Points whenever you play poker on the site. The more Points you earn the higher your status in the scheme, from opening Bronze to Silver (400 Points in a month) and Gold (1,000 Points in a month). Each level gives you cash, poker bonuses and cashback.
For serious players, there's another side to the scheme called Palladium VIP. To achieve this level of status you need to earn 9,000 Points in a quarter, or 40,000 for Palladium Elite. Each of these levels means some seriously excellent benefits, including cashback (from 12% to 33.3%), cash and poker bonuses (the highest being a whopping $75,000!)
What this all means is regardless of your level and volume of play, Party offers one of the best player reward schemes in the world. And for full time professionals it's extremely lucrative indeed.
Party Poker traffic
The levels of player traffic here at Party are truly excellent, and second (at time of writing) only to Poker Stars. Games fill up really quickly, especially the sit n gos which are very popular at all of the stakes at Party. Regardless of what stakes you choose to play at the action is going on around the clock and if you're wanting to put a high volume of games in each month, this is a great site for you to choose.
Party Poker pros
Party Poker has attracted some of the biggest names in the poker world to play at their site and be part of 'Team PartyPoker.com'. The most recognisable names include Tony G, Kara Scott, Mike Sexton and Dragan Galic.
Party Poker factsheet
USA online poker players allowed? No
Party Poker is Mac Friendly
How many games can I play at once? 18
Launched in: 2001
Deposit options: Visa, Visa Electron, InstaDebit, Switch, Maestro, Solo, Mastercard, PayPal, NetTeller, Skrill (MoneyBookers), Ukash, Paysafecard, Entropay, Western Union, UseMyFunds, Click2Pay, myCitadelWallet, ClickAndBuy, Instant Banking, Bank Transfer, Bank Wire Transfer.
Minimum/maximum deposit: $25
Withdrawal options: Bank Transfer, Bank Wire Transfer, Check, Click2Pay, Mastercard, MoneyBookers, myCitadelWallet, NetTeller, PayPal, Switch, Solo, WebMoney
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