Bonus Code: none needed
Deposit Bonus: 100% of your first deposit up to €500 / $1,000
& exclusive new player freerolls.
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- Average Players Online: 22500
- Games available: Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi / Lo, 7 Stud, 7 Stud Hi / Lo,
- Online since: 1997
- Official Website: www.partypoker.com
- Network: Independent
- Licensed by: UKGC
- Compatible with: PC, Mac, Linux, No Download, Java Instant Play, iPhone App, Android App, Blackberry App,
Powerfest is running from 22nd January to 5th February 2017 and carries a prizepool of over $11 Million! There are 4 tiers splitting players into featherweight, middleweight, heavyweight and high roller with buy-ins from $5.50 to $5,200. Compete in 3 tiers of leaderboards for a share of $225k in tickets to Party Millions.
Grand Prix Cork – Satellites from just $2.20 running now for Grand Prix Cork starting 23rd February 2017.
Party Poker Millions – the first ever million dollar online poker series is back and there will be plenty of opportunities to win your seat for peanuts until the event starts on 4th October 2017.
- Recommended Poker Site
- Segregated tables for beginners
- Long established and secure
- Listed on the London Stock Exchange
Party Poker is one of the best known sites in Europe. One of the earliest to offer games online Party was once the number 1 site in the world, but times have changed and although only a medium sized site they still have plenty of options for most players.
Party Poker veterans will get a surprise if they haven’t visited the site for a while, it’s all been overhauled with a brand new twist. Party are moving towards more social integration and have introduced ground breaking (for poker sites) MMO type achievements and missions which can earn you extra goodies. The best reward at the moment is entry to a $30,000 freeroll – who wouldn’t be interested in that? I must admit although initially being sceptical that it was all just a gimmick, it’s actually quite good fun and brings an extra dimension to the game. Only time will tell but I can see this being a great hit with players and being introduced by other rooms pretty soon.
Party has controversially introduced a new segregation policy across it’s poker tables, essentially you now only see tables based on your perceived skill level. This is intended to benefit new and ‘losing’ players by hiding their tables to the more seasoned and predatory ‘winning’ players. How exactly Party work this out is unclear, but it seems new players get to see all the tables and as their play is judged by the system, if they are consistent winners, the tables visible are reduced.
Segregated tables can only be good for new players so if you’re a bit green in the poker department then Party is one of the sites you should try first. If you’re a winning or significantly profitable player then maybe play here for a while but as you see the number of tables reduce it may be time to visit new pastures.
An advantage of setting up your own Party Poker account is that you can use that same account for any of their other online gaming sites. There’s a choice of Backgammon, Bingo, Casino, Sportsbook and of course Poker, all of which can be accessed with the one account. They have also recently introduced Party TV with a good range of online programs, news and tutorials which can only be accessed through your PartyGaming account. The tutorials are very informative and it’s worth setting up your own account for them alone, especially if you’re new to poker.
New Player Bonus
No Deposit Bonus:
Deposit Bonus: $25 Free Play, plus
Deposit Match Bonus: 100% up to €500 / $1,000
Time Limit: 14 / 40 / 60 / 90 days
Minimum Deposit: $25 | £15 | €20
Bonus Code: none needed
Link: Sign up here
Party are offering all new players who use the bonus code none needed a no deposit bonus, plus freeplay and a match bonus when you deposit. See our dedicated page for the full bonus code offer with terms & conditions.
- Minimum Blinds: 1c / 2c
- Maximum Blinds: $5 / $10
- Standard seats: 2, 6 or 9
- Options: 1×1, Regular, Speed, Super Speed, Fast Fold (Fast Forward).
- Games: Texas Holdem, Omaha, 7 Card Stud, Double Holdem.
As you would expect from a medium sized site, there are plenty of No limit Texas Holdem tables to choose from. Unfortunately the other game variations, such as Stud and Omaha, can be disappointing with quite low traffic even in peak hours.
- Lowest entry: $0.50
- Highest entry: $750
- Usual starting stack: 2000
- Usual level increments: 15mins
- Buy-in fee: 10% included
- Final table deals allowed: yes
- Options: Regular, Rebuy, Shootout, Speed, Heads Up, Bounty.
- Games: Texas Holdem, Omaha.
There’s a range of tournaments on offer around the clock at Party. Most tournaments are, as usual, in Limit or No-limit Texas Holdem but you’ll also find tourneys in Omaha and less frequently 7 Card Stud.
Apart from regular tournaments there are also plenty of guaranteed prizepool and shootout tournaments to suit most budgets. Here’s a few tournaments worth trying:-
Guaranteed $200k on Sundays at 6.30pm UK (1.30pm New York) where you can buy-in for £215 or join one of the many satellites through the week, including the 50 Seat Frenzy when, yes, you’ve guessed it there are 50 seats up for grabs every Saturday at 6.35pm UK (1.35pm New York).
There are two ways to get into the 50 Seat Frenzy Tournament as follows:
- Buy in direct for $15
- Play in one of the qualifiers from just $1.
Saturday Night Guaranteed $30,000. The fun kicks off at 7.00pm UK (2pm New York), buy in direct for $215 or play in one of the low cost satellites which run throughout the week leading up to the tournament.
Please note that you cannot unregister from a multi-table tournament within 15mins of the start time at Party, this is quite unusual as most sites allow players to unregister right up until the point at which the tournament begins.
Sit and Go’s
- Lowest entry: $0.25
- Highest entry: $5010
- Buy-in fee: 10% included
- Usual starting stack: 2000
- Usual level increments: 10mins
- Standard No. seats: 2, 6 or 10
- Options: Regular, Turbo, Double or Nothing, Coinflip
- Games: Texas Holdem
The Sit and Go’s at Party have a good amount of traffic 24/7, although at the moment they only offer holdem as an option.
Something that should really interest the keen Sit and Go players is the Party Poker Steps tournaments. Work your way up through 6 levels of Sit and Go’s for a grand prize of $2000 from an initial stake of just $3. This is a great way to perfect your sit and go skills whilst enjoying some great value poker at minimal cost.
There are also multi-table sit and go’s for 20, 30 or 50 players (the tournament will start as soon as the full number are registered). You can buy in from $3 to $33 so you should find one to suit you.
Party have a loyalty scheme called Palladium Rewards where you earn points with every game you play. There are four different Party Points key levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Palladium), the more points you earn the higher the key level you reach.
You can spend your PartyPoints in the store (which is great value), in exchange for gift certificates and tournament buy-ins. The higher your Palladium key level the greater the poker bonuses you can earn plus you can get cash back up to 22.22%.
Leaderboards & Leagues
From time to time promotions are introduced featuring tournament leaderboards where you can boost your ranking by playing in multi table tournaments and sit n go’s.
Maximum: $250k per month
Options: Bank Wire, Click&Buy, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Diners Club, entropay, Maestro, Mastercard, Moneybookers (skrill), Neteller, Paypal, Paysafecard, UK Debit Cards, Ukash, Visa, Western Union
Options: Bank Wire, Cheque by mail, Click&Buy, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, entropay, Mastercard, Moneybookers (skrill), Neteller, Paypal, UK Debit Cards, Ukash, Visa,
Prompt payments are the norm at Party with payouts usually processed within hours.
- Customer Service Email: Email form on the site
- Live Chat: Contact an online agent.
- Customer Service Telephone: Int: 00-350-20050509
- Registered Address: ElectraWorks Limited, Suite 6, Europort Avenue, Gibraltar
If you have an urgent problem then it’s best to use the phone contact, on the website there’s a dropdown box giving toll free numbers specifically for the Country you’re in. There can be a fairly slow response (24hrs) for email. Standard email answers can be vague if you have a specific query.
Languages SupportedEnglish, Czech (Čeština, Česky), Danish (Dansk), Suomi (Finnish), French (Français), German (Deutsch), Greek (Ελληνικά), Hungarian (Magyar), Italian (Italiano), Polish (Polski), Portuguese (Português), Romanian (Română), Russian (Русский), Slovak (Slovenčina, Slovakia), Spanish (Español), Swedish (Svenska), Chinese (繁體中文),
Where in the world you can play:UK, Canada, Australia, Europe, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Bangladesh, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Uruguay, Venezuela, South Africa, New Zealand,
Party Poker last reviewed by DirectoryOnlinePoker.com January 2020. All rights reserved.