Party Poker Review
- – Software upgrade in 2008.
- – Bankroll builder for beginners.
- – Fast software and graphics.
- – Don´t accept U.S. player.
- – Slow software updates.
Summery of Party Poker
PartyPoker is the online poker portal of PartyGaming. PartyGaming is listed on the London Stock Exchange and offers other online gambling products like casino and bingo. PartyPoker was launched in 2001 and is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar. The poker room uses proprietary software, which received a major upgrade in 2008. The software is available in 12 European languages. The software is tested for fairness by iTech Labs. PartyPoker has received eCOGRA’s “Safe & Fair” seal of approval, certificate for security from Thawte and certificate for responsible gambling from GamCare. The wagering at PartyPoker is in U.S. Dollars. PartyPoker does not accept players from the United States.
PartyPoker offers the standard set of poker games that include Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo. The peak cash game traffic is around 9,500 real-money players. The Poker School at PartyPoker explains the games rules and betting rules in detail and this will benefit new players. PartyPoker offers both Sit & Go and Scheduled tournaments with guaranteed prize pools amounting to $6 million per month. Out of this $100,000 worth of guaranteed prizes are given through freerolls. One of the more popular tournaments is the Monthly Million. This takes place on the first Sunday of every month and offers a prize pool of a million dollars. Qualifiers for this tournament start at $1.
PartyPoker offers a sign up bonus that is 100% of the first deposit up to a maximum of $500. The Bad Beat bonus at PartyPoker is in the form of a progressive jackpot. $0.50 from every pot of raked hands goes to the jackpot. If a player loses with a hand that is four of a kind eights or better then the accumulated jackpot is triggered. Another bonus offered at PartyPoker is Tell-A-Friend.