Party Poker Network
The Party Poker network is owned and operated by Party Gaming, PLC which was founded in 1997. It has been listed on the London stock exchange since 2005. The Party Poker network is operated out of Gibraltar and is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar. Party Poker does not accept US players. The Party Poker network used to share its players and traffic with its licensees (or skins), Empire Poker, Eurobet Poker, Intertops Poker and Multi Poker. In 2005, Party Poker split to create two networks. Changes are still occurring with the movement of some of the skins. Despite the split, Party Poker is a huge room, meaning that the Party poker network is one of the largest online poker networks on the Internet with very high levels of player traffic. The Party Poker software can be downloaded and used for PC, Mac and Linux users which also adds to its popularity. The software features crisp clear graphics with many useful functions, including multi-tabling, a quick-seat feature and the option for a live-action preview of the games. They offer a decent variety of poker tournaments with some very profitable guaranteed prize pools.
Traffic on the Network
The Party Poker network is one of the biggest networks available on the Internet, despite the fact that it split from its other skins. During peak hours, which are during European night hours, you are likely to find up to 10,000 cash game players, plus a further 60,000 tournament players active in their poker room. Poker games are available at all hours of the day or night so it is always possible to find a game. Competition on the network tends to be loose and soft which makes it profitable for players who play a steady poker game.
Customer Service on the Network
Party Poker offers customer service support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can contact their customer service team via email or telephone, although telephone is the recommended method. Alternatively, you can access the frequently asked questions in the FAQ section on the website. This may provide you with answers to your more general queries and it is recommended for you to look here before you contact their customer service team if you have any specific questions or if they are not answered by the FAQ section.
Games on the Network
The Party Poker network offers the standard games of Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Li, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo. These come in no limit, fixed limit and pot limit games and you can find plenty of full, shorthanded or heads up tables to choose from.