The Insider’s Guide To Party Poker

Our Audit Results Are In... Newbie or Pro, You’ll Play In Easy Games At Party Poker
Greg Shaun
Party Poker review by Greg Shaun

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Online Sit'n Go and Satellite Specialist

Our Expert Rating

8.19/ 10

Average User Rating


What Party Poker players say about it...
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I was about to give up on party until they revamped all their software. It was long overdue, cos their old software sucked in a really bad way. It was irritating because their game...Read More - qwertBB (August 28th, 2015)

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Loving party's new loyalty system. There's a big drop in points required to move up and you can earn big cash back just for playing....Read More - rWhites (August 23rd, 2015)

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I wasn't really a fan of Party until they took over the World Poker Tour. After that I started playing their WPT satellites online. Good poker room and the software's ok, if not th...Read More - BreakBad (July 31st, 2015)


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Party Poker Review

At one time Party Poker was the hands down giant of the online poker world. Started in 2001 by a group of investors including former porn star Ruth Parsol, The site quickly grew to become the largest online poker site in the world.

An unfortunate departure from the American market in 2006 has had an impact on Party Poker's traffic, but they still draw large numbers from the European and Asian markets. This poker room is home to some very loose games and some of the largest tournaments on the Internet. They are a leader in the industry and continually seek to break the mold and redefine online poker.

State-of-the-art Poker Software

Party Poker operates on an independent network and with its own privately developed software. They released brand new software to download in October 2010, which is a giant leap forward from their last release. The new update features smooth, clean graphics and cool features like rabbit hunting and a show-a-card feature during heads up play. The new Party Poker download also features improved ergonomics and button locations, better note-taking and a chat client that is easier to read and manage.

Ring Games

Ring game action at this site is very solid and this site consistently has the second or third most traffic of any online poker site in the world. Players will find a large selection of games in limit, no limit and pot limit formats. While no limit Hold'em is the most popular game, they long been known for its excellent selection of limit Hold'em games.

The following game selection is available to play:

  • Texas hold'em (limit, no limit and pot limit)
  • Omaha (Omaha high and Omaha high low, fixed and pot limit)
  • Seven card stud
  • Double Hold'em

Tournament Play

Tournament selection at Party Poker is excellent. They have their coveted Sunday $200,000 guaranteed tournament as well as many other guaranteed tournaments each month. In fact, the site gives away over $6 million a month in guaranteed payouts! When you download Party Poker you will find it is a great place to go to find consistent sit n go action as well.

VIP Poker

Party Poker has an excellent VIP program. While normal volume players can receive party points that can be used for cash and prizes, large volume players can get some very good treatment! They have has a special department dedicated to their biggest players. These players get monthly cash bonus awards for hitting certain goals and they have priority access to help and support.

Customer Service

Customer service at Party Poker is very consistent and reliable. Party operates their own payment processor called IGM Pay Pro, and getting help in regards to financial transaction and for information on your account is always just a phone call away. In addition, they offer fast and reliable email support from competent service agents.


This is a great poker site that has been able to weather the ups and downs of online poker very well. They have been at the top and know how to operate that way. The site has consistent action 24 hours a day and is an excellent place to call home in terms of your regular play. Download Party Poker software now!

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Hits & Misses
  • Groundbreaking loyalty program with up to 22.22% cash back
  • Huge player base and you can always find a game to get into no matter what time it is
  • Fast connections: one of the fastest connections out of any online poker room
  • You can set up private tables with a password for real or play money
  • They have one of the most secure software platforms out there
  • Supports all major stats software like Pokeroffice and Calculatem
  • Downloadable Mac software
  • Freerolls fill up very quickly
  • Very basic stats/player stats
  • There is no instant messenger support they do have phone and e-mail support though
  • Does not accept USA players, except for New Jersey residents.
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Payments & Withdrawals

(All legitimate, real-money poker sites like Party Poker have strict anti-fraud screens, and that creates a short withdrawal delay.)

Party Poker Bonus
Party Poker Bonus Code:
EXCLUSIVE 100% up to $500 ?
Party Poker will match your first deposit 100% up to a maximum of $500. Your bonus is released in $5 chunks which is credited to the your account each time 20 points are earned.
Unlike other review sites, PokerSites displays real money players traffic only. So no numbers are inflated. This is updated on an hourly basis.
  • The lobby at Party Poker
  • Party Poker Table View
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User Rating:


Freerolls 7.5
Tournaments 8
Rake 8
Sit & Go 9
Ring/Cash Games 9.5
Traffic 10
Bonus 8
Software & Graphics 9
VIP Program 8.9
Support 9