Partypoker first launched in 2001 and at one time was the leader in online poker. Partypoker is still one of the largest online poker sites in the world and their software has been downloaded more than 30 million times.
In March 2011, PartyGaming and sports betting giant bwin merged to create bwin.party Digital Entertainment, the world’s largest publically listed gaming company.
In September 2013, partypoker launched new social networking poker software that incorporates a number of features designed to attract new and casual players including player achievements and the ability to easily see what partypoker friends have recently been up to.
partypoker Bonuses and VIP Scheme
100% Match up to £250 Bonus
Download partypoker via PokerNews and enjoy a 100% match up to £250 first deposit bonus. The bonus is released in 10 chunks, with each chunk being released when you earn the required points. You have 120 days to clear the full bonus.
The bonus clears at a rate of £1 per 12 points earned and you earn 2 points for every $1 you rake or spend on tournament fees.
partypoker VIP Scheme
On March 1, 2015, partypoker revamped its VIP scheme, making it much easier to reach the higher levels of the program. Players still earn points at a rate of 2 points per $1 paid in cash game rake or tournament fees, but the four VIP tiers are now easier to reach.
|Loyalty level||Old points requirement||New points requirement|
|Silver||400 per month||50 per month|
|Gold||1,000 per month||750 per month|
|Palladium||9,000 per quarter||2,000 per month|
Players can spend their points in the Points Store, which like the VIP scheme has been overhauled. Points can be exchanged for casino bonuses of between $5 and $1,000, poker tournament tickets from between $2 and $200 and cash amounts of $50 to $1,000.
The higher your loyalty level the better rewards are available to you.
Games Offered at partypoker
Regardless of what you prefer to play, partypoker has you covered. With cash games running from $0.01/$0.02 and increasing up to $5/$10 you will find a game to suit your bankroll and skill levels.
There are plenty of freeroll tournaments at partypoker and events with buy-ins ranging from as low as $0.10 and increasing up to its weekly High Roller tournament that has a $500 buy-in.
Games offered at partypoker:
- Limit Hold’em
- No Limit Hold’em
- Pot Limit Omaha
- Omaha Hi/low 8-or better
- Seven Card Stud
- Fast-Fold Poker
Notable partypoker Features
Partypoker is home to fastforward poker, its offering to the world of “fast-fold” poker. When playing fastforward, you can fold if you don’t like your hole cards and are instantly whisked away to a new table with new opponents and a fresh set of hole cards. Don’t like these and you can fold and keep folding until you find a hand that you like!
Other partypoker features include:
- Auto top-up during cash games
- Resizable tables
- Auto rebuy and auto add-on for tournament play
- Preferred seating
- Changeable avatars
Should you experience a problem while playing at partypoker you can contact its support team via email or the live chat feature. Should you wish to try and solve your problem or query yourself, there is an extensive FAQ guide for you to use.