- Fast paced FastForward poker, where the next hand is just a click of a button away
- Great tournament structures and game types
- Brand new updated software
- Great Software
- Amazing RakeBack
- Largest tournaments ever held
- Many live events to qualify for
- Games are limited to Hold'Em and Omaha
PartyPoker was initially launched in 2001 by PartyGaming. Today, the site is run by GVC Holdings and is available in 14 different languages. PartyPoker is really making some headway in the Poker scene in the last few years, the moves they are making seem to really have brought the focus back to the player. They have recently started acquiring some of the best Poker talents from all over the world to their team, including high rollers such as Isaac Haxton, Fedor Holz and Sam Trickett and not forgetting their heavy hitting Online Pros such as Jaime Staples, Jeff Gross and Hristivoje Pavlovic better known as AllinPAV. They have a great live tournament schedule set up too, with 20 events currently listed, including WSOP Circuit events, WPT events, as well as their own branded PartyPoker Millions Events.
The long-awaited overhaul of the PartyPoker software has come and it looks slicker than ever, everything is crystal clear and layouts are very pleasing to the eye. As with many of the top poker clients on the market nearly everything is customizable to the user’s taste, so if you want to change the decks of cards or backgrounds you may.
PartyPoker has a very clean and user-friendly App for mobiles available on IOS for iPhone and Android. All the usual games can be accessed and players can play up to 4 tables at once. One thing that is refreshing using this app compared to competitors versions is how easy the menus are to navigate. With the click of one button on the left of your table, you can add another game of your choice.
PartyPoker bringing the Rakeback
Players can receive up to 40% cash back in their accounts every week! With no Cap on the amount of Rakeback you can receive, 1 point is earned for every $1 Rake you pay at the tables, players can get rake back once the minimum of 25 points has been accrued, from there the more points earnt the better rake back percentage you will receive. Cash is paid directly to all players accounts every Monday, making Mondays less drab for poker players worldwide!
For example if you are a cash game grinder and you pay $1200 in rake over the course of your 1 week of playing, on other sites you may get a few chests to open or a few free bets emailed to you along with some points to claim in a store, with PartyPoker you simply get $480 back into your account!
In line with there straight forward attitude to the new look of this classic poker site, the game selection is a simple one with just Hold’Em and Pot Limit Omaha taking the headlines. Whilst this isn’t much of a downside for the casual player if you are looking for mixed games, PartyPoker isn’t catering for that just yet.
With regards to No limit Hold’Em cash games, they are running from $0.01/$0.02 to $200/$400 typically though play only occurs in the micro stakes and some heads up action occurring at the $5/$10 and $25/$50 level.
Much the same is true when it comes to the Pot Limit Omaha tables, stakes run from $0.01/$0.02 to $200/$400 with most action spreading in the Micro limits up to $5/$10 games. However recently with the addition of ‘Trickett’s PLO Room’ based at the dizzying stakes of $200/$400 blinds huge pots are played with the likes of Isildur, Rob Yong, Matt Kirk and Leon Tsoukernik.
In 2018 PartyPoker pulled out all the stops and broke the record for the largest online poker tournament in history, with their main event of the MILLIONS online festival final prize pool getting past the $20M guarantee to generate a huge $21,835,000 and creating millionaires out of the top 4 spots in the tournament with the overall winner collecting a payday of $2,329,944!
The team obviously know what the poker world is craving for because their game selection is full of poker player’s favorite game types such as Knockout, Hyper Turbos and 6 Max games, included in the structure are many Pot Limit Omaha tournaments, which in my eyes is lacking on other competitors tournament schedules.
There are great value tournaments on a daily basis, hosting games like the Gladiator with buy-ins from $2.20 – $320 with midweek prize pools as high as $100K and reaching $200k on Sundays. Bounty Hunter tournaments with progressive knockouts run every 2 hours, 24 hours a day. Buy-ins start at just $2.20 all the way up to $520 for the high rollers.
PartyPoker has a fast-paced alternative to regular ring games, exactly the same to virals ZOOM poker every time players decide to fold a hand, a new table is populated with players within the same pool and a new hand dealt instantly, stakes run from Micro stakes games of $0.02/$0.05 up to $2/$5 for No-Limit Hold’em and games can be found running from $0.10/$0.25 for Pot-Limit Omaha tables.
Similarly to PokerStars Spin & Go’s, PartyPoker SPINS are three-handed Sit & Go tournaments where a multiplier between 2 x and 240,000 x randomly determines the size of the prize pool before the game begins. The $5 SPIN boasts a jackpot prize of $1,000,000
SPINS are mainly cash prizes however there are special edition SPINS made for live tournament events too, so keep your eyes peeled for those.
Deposit and withdrawal options
Depending on which part of the world your account is in these deposit methods may vary slightly however getting money on and out of poker sites as trusted as these industry leaders has never been easier.
This is an excellent part of the site and where they are again raising the bar, offering free phone support in most countries, the usual email support alongside a live chat. Other poker sites could really take a leaf out of PartyPoker’s book here.
The fastest up and coming poker site in my eyes, with the big moves they are making in gathering the biggest online Twitch streamers and highest level Live pros to represent the brand, coupled with the excellent value tournaments both online and live they have been creating all over the globe, they are really trying to bring back the poker boom. It is a smart choice for grinders with regards to the rake back offer, this is unlike anywhere else on the internet at the moment, 40% back to the players is unheard of from the other market leaders in the space, look out for PartyPoker in the years to come, they are making a run for a large chunk of the market share.