PartyPoker are one of the original online poker sites having launched back in 2001 and since that day their superb software has been downloaded more than 30 million times! PartyPoker is the largest non-US serving online poker site in the world and the second largest overall and really the name and brand you can trust.
In March 2011 PartyGaming and sports betting giants bwin merged to create Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment and became the world's largest publicly listed online gambling company.
PartyPoker Bonuses and Rewards
PartyPoker and PokerNews have a fantastic relationship with each other which is why we can bring you an exclusive bonus offer of $50 absolutely free, no deposit required, for all new players.
It is extremely easy to get your hands on this free $50 bankroll, all that is required are a few simple steps:
- Download the PartyPoker software through PokerNews
- Create a new PartyPoker account and enter the bonus code "UK50FREE"
- Fill in the registration form in the PartyPoker cashier
- Return to PokerNews and fill in our small registration form
- Check your email inbox for a confirmation email from email@example.com
Once you have received the confirmation email $20 will be placed into your PartyPoker account. You must earn at least 40 PartyPoints before they will be able to withdraw the free $20. If you do not earn 40 PartyPoints within 60 days the initial $20, or whatever remains of it, will be forfeited. PartyPoints are earned at a rate of two (2) PartyPoints per $1 in rake or tournament fees so earning 40 of them within a 60 day timeframe is quite an easy task.
Once you have earned 40 PartyPoints a further $30 will be deposited into your account bringing the total free cash amount to $50. Please be aware that this $30 is in the form of a release restricted bonus and you must then generate another 160 points before the bonus is released as cash into your account. This must be done within 120 days otherwise the $30 will be forfeited.
Palladium Rewards VIP Scheme
PartyPoker have one of the best VIP / Loyalty schemes in the industry where it is possible to earn the equivalent of 50% rakeback at the highest levels.
All new players start at Bronze level but can quickly work their way to Silver, Gold, Palladium then Palladium Elite. The table below shows the points requirement for each level:
All players start at the Bronze level but if they earn just 400 Points in a calendar month they will be upgraded to Silver. Those players who generate 1,000 points in a month will be boosted to Gold VIP status and if you regularly reach Gold status you will be well on course to become a Palladium member!
Those who earn at least 9,000 points during a calendar quarter attain palladium status. Benefits of being a Palladium VIP include exclusive promotions and the ability to purchase larger bonuses that clear at the inequivalent of 30% rakeback!
Although being a Palladium VIP member is a huge achievement, there is another tier to the PartyPoker VIP scheme — Palladium Elite. This special VIP category is reserved for those players who generate 40,000 points during a calendar quarter! Palladium Elite members enjoy a plethora of benefits including up to 50% rakeback on their play! It really does pay to become Palladium Elite!
Earning PartyPoints is easy, players earn two (2) PartyPoints for every $1 they pay in rake on PartyPoker. PartyPoints can also be earned on any other Party products including casino games, bingo and sports betting!
PartyPoker regularly has more than 20,000 players online at once at peak times, with just under 10,000 of those playing real money cash games. This is great for professional and recreational players alike as there should always be a game running at their chosen stakes. Even during slower hours of the day there are around 5,000 cash game players frequenting the PartyPoker tables meaning you should always find action around the clock.
The PartyPoker lobby is very easy to navigate thanks to the numerous filters players can apply in order to pinpoint the exact games they want to play. The lobby is also the home to a number of great features that help to speed up games and even aid those wishing to play multiple tables at once.
The speed the cards are dealt is one of the fastest in the industry with short-handed No Limit Hold'em cash games seeing more than 100 hands per hour, meaning it is very easy to log a lot of volume in a short period of time.
Unlike the majority of online poker sites PartyPoker offer a Windows, Mac and Linux client and for those who do not want to download and install programs there is the option to play in a browser!
Software and Extra Features
The PartyPoker software is one of the best in the business and it makes no wonder than tens of thousands of players use it each and every day. Some of the features the software has are:
- Tournament Reminders - Never miss your favourite tournament again with the built in tournament reminder feature.
- Preferred Seat - The software sits you in the same seat on every table you sit down at making playing multiple tables easier
- Auto Top-Up and Buy-in - The software can automatically buy you into cash games and tournaments plus top up your stack (cash games only) when it drops below a predetermined amount!
- Hot Hand Warning - Be alerted to a table when you have been dealt a certain hand or if there has been a particularly large raise. Never miss important action again.
- Stacking Help - The PartyPoker software aids players who wish to stack their tables with a funky stacking console platform. Those who stack tables will wonder how they managed before discovering this great feature.
- Choose Your Own Theme - Don't like the look of the original PartyPoker table or cards? Just download one of the other free themes or card decks!
- Blackjack - The popular game of Blackjack has been added to PartyPoker and is available directly from the tables.
- Player Notes - An easy to use, excellent notes facility is in place at PartyPoker.
- Party Account - Your account also grants you access to wagering at PartyGammon, PartyBets, PartyBingo and PartyCasino. Your bankroll can be used across a range of exciting Party Gaming brands.
As one of the internet's top poker outfits, PartyPoker delivers 24hr online support through their large team. Their Support Centre agents offer free phone support, support via email, a live chat feature and an extensive Q&A database on the PartyPoker site.