Launched in 2001, Partypoker was at one time the world leader in online poker. It still has the claim as being one of the world’s biggest online poker rooms today, it’s software has been downloaded in excess of 30 million times worldwide. PartyGaming, the site’s parent company, merged with betting titan, Bwin in 2011. Through the merger the world’s largest publicly listed gaming company was formed. Bwin.party Digital Entertainment was purchased by GVC in 2016 for a figure in excess of $1bn.
Partypoker is a tried and trusted poker room for millions of fans and the site is dedicated to orientating it’s play to those after a fun and recreational experience. As with most sites of this nature, it makes competition on Partypoker relatively soft.
Games and Tournaments Available
Partypoker has a variety of cash games on offer and these include, Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven Card Stud 8 or Better. Partypoker give players the chance to avail of the fast fold variant style of poker and have named their version fastforward poker, this however for the moment is only available in the form of no limit Hold’em.
As for tournaments, Partypoker has invested a lot of time in it’s tournament schedule and now ensures that there are weekly tournaments for customers to enjoy. Their main weekly flagship tournament, The Main Event, has a guaranteed prize pool of $150,000, buy in for the tournament is $109. There is also daily tournaments with prizes ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.
Bonuses and Promotions on Offer
There is a welcome bonus to new players of $20 which is added to an account. Partypoker has a variety of different promotions on offer.
The loyalty system in place has become less and less complicated as Partypoker has grew older. Players can earn PartyPoints. These points become credited to a players account straight away after they are earned, the players balance will be updated once they leave a real cash game. The rate here is two PartyPoints for every $1 in tournament fees. The more points that a player accumulates in a month the more chance they have of being inducted into one of Partypoker’s VIP programs.
Software and Features
Partpoker have redesigned their software in an effort to add new features for players. The graphics used on the site are sharp and the software runs very smoothly. Players can enjoy features such being able to customise their player image, in-depth hand histories, avatars, training tables and easy access to statistics.
Multi-tabling on Partypoker is effortless and players can now play at 12 tables simultaneously, which is above industry standard for multi tabling. Something which stands our about Partypoker is their hot-hand feature. This feature alerts players when they have a specific highly rated pocket hand. It has introduced a feature which is making an appearance on a number of sites now, it attempts to protect recreational players by assigning players to random tables.
The room can be played via a flash application on browsers which is perfect for Apple OSX users. The download is also available to Mac and Windows users.
Help and Site Support
Partypoker’s customer support team are very helpful and extremely knowledgeable about current promotions and offers. There is support available 24/7 via telephone, e-mail and live chat. There is a FAQ guide available to customers also.