PartyPoker is a large poker room that isn’t a part of any of the large poker networks. At the time of writing, PartyPoker is #7 on PokerScout’s list over poker rooms and poker networks with the most cash game traffic.
PartyPoker is available in several different languages. There are also a separate poker rooms for players in Fance (PartyPoker.fr), players in Italy (PartyPoker.it) and players in Spain (PartyPoker.es) but they will not be covered by this review. On this page, you will find information about the multinational PartyPoker room where players from many different countries congregate to play against each other.
Playing poker here
- The downloaded poker client
The downloadable poker client from PartyPoker is made for Windows, not for Mac. You can have up to 12 active tables simultaneously.
- Browser play
At PartyPoker, you can play poker directly in your web browser. This way, the operative system of your computer doesn’t matter. PartyPoker will work with most major web browser, including Explorer and Firefox. Your browser must be able to handle Java.
- Mobile play
You can play poker on mobile phones and tablets at PartyPoker.
As mentioned above, PartyPoker is currently #7 on PokerScout’s list over poker rooms and poker networks with the most cash game traffic. If lot’s of traffic is what you’re after, there are two other poker rooms that are more suitable: PokerStars and 888 Poker. When it comes to the other poker rooms and poker networks above PartyPoker on the list, the difference in cash game traffic is actually quite small and not really enough to warrant picking any one over the other. At the time of writing, Bodog has a 7 day cash game average of 1700 players and this is enough for a #3 spot on the list. Spot #4 is occupied by the poker network iPoker for which the 7 day cash game average is 1350 players, and spot #5 and spot #6 on the list are both held by poker rooms that aren’t open to players in the United Kingdom.
One interesting aspect of PartyPoker is the fact that you can find pretty loose players at mid-range Texas Hold’em. Virtually all poker rooms have their fair share of loose players at low-stakes Texas Hold’em, but PartyPoker has manged to attract loose players to the mid-stakes tables as well, e.g. $2/$4 No Limit and $5/$10 Fixed Limit. Also, there are quite a few loose Omaha players at PartyPoker – also a bit unusual when you compare it to the situation in most other poker rooms.
One possible explanation to these phenomena could be that Bwin.Party has made it very easy to click over to PartyPoker from anywhere else in the Party-family and start playing with a minimal amount of fuzz. This means that novice players are trickling over from PartyCasino and PartySports, sometimes with a big win from odds or casino games to risk.
Examples of available poker variants
- Texas Hold’em
- Double Hold’em
- Omaha Hi/Lo
- 7 Card Stud
- 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo
PartyPokers low-intensity Casual Cash Game tables are recommended for novice poker players. You can not have more than one table active when playing Casual Cash Game.
PartyPoker offers fast poker. Their version of fast poker is called FastForward. At the time of writing, FastForward is offered from $0,02/$0,04 and up.
PartyPoker has a great selection of scheduled tournaments and sit ‘n go tournaments.
- Free rolls
Each week, PartyPoker puts over $100,000 into the prize pots of free rolls. Some of the free rolls are open for anyone, while others are only open for players in a certain geographical area. Special free rolls are offered for new PartyPoker members.
Plenty of tournaments with guaranteed (GTD) prize pots are available at PartyPoker each week. Each Sunday, there is one with a $300k guarantee.
- Online tournament events
PartyPoker’s PokerFest is a big online poker tournament event lasting for two weeks. During these two weeks, there is a multitude of special PokerFest tournaments available at PartyPoker, including tournaments with big guaranteed prize pots. A lot of side activities are arranged as a part of the PokerFest.
- Offline tournament events
The owner of PartyPoker is also the owner of World Poker Tour (WPT), so there is a tight link between PartyPoker and WPT. There are always a lot of tournaments on PartyPoker where you can win a travel package to a WPT event.
PartyPoker also have travel packages to hand out for other major offline poker events around the globe, such as World Series of Poker, World Series of Poker Europe and Aussie Millions.
You get a £20 welcome bonus on your first deposit to PartyPoker. Your first deposit must be at least £10. This means, that with a £10 deposit, you get a 200% welcome bonus.
PartyPoker offers English language support by phone, email and live chat.
Phone #: 00-800-7278-9100 (international free phone)
General email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email address for issues concerning deposits and withdrawals: email@example.com
Email address for technical issues: firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of available transactions methods:
- Bank transfer
- Western Union
- Check (withdrawals only)
PartyPoker is owned by Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, the huge gambling company that also owns sites such as PartyCasino, PartySports and Bwin.
PartyPoker opened back in 2001 and is thus a very well-established poker room.
PartyPoker has a gambling license from Gibraltar, the jurisdiction where Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment is headquartered.