Party Poker Review
Party Poker Room Review
Party Poker History
Party Poker opened in 2001 and it is credited by many as playing a central role in the creation of the online poker boom with its aggressive marketing strategy. Party Poker is currently listed on the London Stock Exchange (PRTY - PartyGaming PLC) and licensed by the government of Gibraltar and it carries the eCogra seal of approval for game fairness and banking responsibility.
Party Poker Player Traffic 9/10
Party Poker was once the largest online poker room and boasted over 5 million users. However, today Party Poker has been surpassed by Poker Stars. Having said that, there are still thousands of players logged in during the busiest times. In fact, Party Poker is still the third largest poker site in the world! Due to the number of players from all over the globe, you can generally find a game quickly, no matter the time of day or night.
Party Poker Quality of Players 8/10
Many of the players at Party Poker are beginners or casual players, especially at the lower levels. Cruising the low stakes hold'em tables is a great way to track down these kinds of players and cash in! As you play higher level games the opposition does get a bit tougher, although you can generally still find many players of a lower standard. Compared to other major poker sites, Party Poker gives you a great chance to find soft games.
Party Poker Games Offered
Party Poker Software 8/10
The software at Party Poker is fast and reasonably reliable. There can be some glitches with the waiting list to get into games and other minor annoyances, such as noises and graphics. However, there are no major problems at all. Tables are re-sizable and hand histories are stored on the hard drive. Players can play up to 10 tables simultaneously and the software includes statistics showing the average pot size for each table in its lobby section, which gives a pointer to finding the juicier games. To get a better look, sign up for free today and take the software for a spin.
Party Poker Bonuses and Promotions 7.5/10
Party Poker is an excellent site for ongoing bonuses. Usually every month or two you will be entitled to receive a 20% bonus for any extra money deposited. The welcome bonus, though, is a significantly more impressive 100% match bonus with up to $/£/€500! You have sixty days to clear this bonus by playing cash games and tournaments, and it will be paid out in ten smaller increments so you can start enjoy your rewards as soon as possible. Factor in the special freeroll opportunities for new players and your bankroll will be thanking you. They also have a fairly standard players club where players can earn points that can be traded in for merchandise and cash prizes.
Party Poker Customer Support 7.8/10
Party Poker claims to respond within 24 hours to emailed questions although we have found that they are usually much quicker than that and they often respond within the hour. For immediate support there is also a 7 day, 24 hour telephone support available which is toll free from many countries (check their site for the appropriate numbers).
Sometimes there can be miscommunication as the support is based in India, but Party Poker does value their loyal customers highly and generally provide good support and do their best to help. You can absolutely rest assured that the person on the other end of the line has all of the information necessary to help you out of any problem and, from our experience, they are surprisingly friendly.
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