Partypoker first launched in 2001, and at one time it was the leader in online poker. Partypoker is still one of the largest online poker sites in the world and its 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 publicly listed gaming company. In September 2013, partypoker launched a new "social" poker software that incorporates a number of features designed to attract new and casual players. These include player achievements and the ability to easily see what your partypoker friends have recently been up to.
Since February 2016, partypoker's parent company, bwin.party entertainment, has been owned by GVC Holdings who purchased the company for more than $1 billion.
partypoker Bonuses and VIP Scheme
100% Match up to $500 Bonus
Download partypoker via PokerNews, make your first-ever real money deposit using the bonus code PNCOM, and enjoy a $22 worth of tournament tickets for free. Four $5.50 tournament tickets will be credited to your partypoker account within 48-hours of making a deposit of £10 / $10 / €10.
These tickets can be used in any $5.50 buy-in satellite tournament, but please be aware that they expire seen days after being issued.
You have 14 days from creating your account to make your first deposit otherwise you are not eligible for the free satellite tickets
partypoker VIP Scheme
partypoker offers weekly cashback to its players. Once a player has earned 25 points in a week, they can earn between 20 and 40 percent of their cash game rake and tournament fees back as cash every Monday. Points are earned at a rate of 1 point per $1 in rake and tournament fees.
40 percent cash back is awarded for every 200 points once 2,000 points have been earned in a week
Games Offered at partypoker
Hold'em and Omaha cash games running from $0.01/$0.02 and increasing up to $5/$10 for Omaha, and $25/$50 for Hold'em. Stud and Stud Hi/Low cash games are also available, but these games run infrequently.
partypoker's take on fast-fold poker is called fastforward poker and is currently only available in no limit Hold'em form, and with stakes ranging from $0.05/$0.10 up to $0.50/$1.
When playing fastforward - once you fold your hole cards, you are instantly whisked away to a new table with new opponents and a fresh set of hole cards. If you don't like your new cards, you can throw them away and keep folding until you find a hand that you feel comfortable with.
partypoker has put a lot of effort into revamping its tournament schedule and each tournament now comes under one of four categories, based on the buy-in level, in what is known as the Power Series; there is now $10 million guaranteed every week.
Two major online festivals run at various points throughout the year. POWERFEST is partypoker's flagship festival and sees hundreds of tournaments with buy-ins of $1.10 to $25,500 take place over the course of a couple of week. The Monster Series is partypoker's low-to-mid stakes festival that usually has buy-ins of $0.44 up to $33 yet still features some large guaranteed prize pools.
partypoker also has "jackpot sit and go tournaments" called Sit & Go Jackpots. These fast-paced games give you the chance to win potentially huge prizes of up to $1.02 million in a matter of minutes and for a relatively small buy-in.
Should you experience a problem while playing at partypoker, you can contact the room's support team via email, a free phone number, or through the live chat facility. The poker room also offers an extensive FAQ guide.