Party Poker is the third largest poker room in the world, and is known for its lucrative promotional offers. Not just that, Party Gaming recently merged with bwin to form bwin.Party Digital Entertainment Plc, the largest online gaming company in the world. Party Poker was established in 2001, and has been running strong ever since. In fact, it is so popular that a lot of the tournaments on Party Poker are qualifiers for major tournaments like the World Series of Poker.
Party Poker has one of the best gaming softwares in the industry today. The download software is only compatible with Windows but Linux and Mac users can play the online version of these games. It will provide you with all the popular features and a few that you will not find in any other software, like the hot hand feature. This feature alerts whenever you get a strong hand like a pair of aces. This can be very useful while playing on multiple tables
Party poker software has other user-friendly features, and the most important one being the ability to play at multiple tables. You also have the option to cascade, resize, or tilt the tables.
Games and tournaments
Party Poker offers its players the most popular poker variants. You can play 5-card stud, 7-card stud, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, and Texas Hold’em poker at their site. There is a wide range of tournaments for players to participate in. The ever popular sit n gos are there, but along with them you also have head to head tournaments in which you play on a table facing only a single opponent. You also have bounty tournaments in which you get paid to defeat a particular player. These tournaments come at various buy in prices, some as cheap as a dollar, including the tournament fee.
Initial deposit bonus: When you make your first deposit, you can get a party poker signup bonus of 100% on your deposit amount up to a maximum amount of $/£/€ 500. You have to earn a certain number of bonus points before you can withdraw the amount. The bonus points you need to earn would be 6 times the bonus amount if you deposit in dollars, 8 times the bonus amount when deposit is in euros and 9 times the bonus amount if you deposit in pound sterling.
You can earn these points buy playing on money tables or in tournaments. Every dollar that goes into the rake gives you 2 points and every dollar as tournament fee gives you 2 points.
Refer a friend: Party poker also has a referral program. If a player referred by you joins Party Poker, then for every 60 party points that your friend earns, both of you will receive a bonus of $10 up to a maximum limit of $100.
Banking and security
Party Poker provides you with multiple banking options including Visa, MasterCard, Click2Pay, Neteller, and Moneybookers. There is a monthly limit of $20,000 on withdrawals. The site is backed up by the largest and one of the most respected companies in the industry. It is certified by eCogra, and uses 128-bit SSL encryption by Thawte security.