Well-established partypoker (formerly expressed PartyPoker) was launched in 2001 by PartyGaming. Until 2006, it was the biggest online card room – and it’s still one of the largest. It’s available in 14 languages and licensed in both Gibraltar and the UK.
Now run by GVC Holdings, the site has a range of offerings with varying prize levels for single and multi-table and Sit & Go tournaments. (The latter run 24 hours a day and include SPINS – three-handed Sit & Go tournaments in which a multiplier between 2 and 240,000 decides the size of the prize pool at random before the first card is dealt.)
Partypoker tournaments attract anything between 10 and thousands of players.
Games galore at partypoker
Games include Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Sting and 7 Card Stud plus a FastForward cash game format, which automatically moves you to a new table once your hand is over. Or try your hand at the increasingly popular 36-card Short Deck variation of everyone’s favourite table game.
Cash games, often considered the purest form of poker, have no start or end time here, so you can come and go as you wish, retaining complete control over how long you stay at the tables.
Sign up to play with fees from $1, and receive $40 in tournament tickets on making your first deposit.
The customer care team is on hand 24/7, while regulars are assigned a dedicated host offering further support. There’ a reasonable programme of bonuses and rewards, including the Diamond Club for VIP players, which has an Elite tier of membership offering up to 60% cashback.
You can also expect prompt payments and various deposit methods. Data and identity are protected by 128-bit encryption, state-of-the-art player ID and controlled-access log-in. Tables are anonymous, although tournaments aren’t.
Partypoker is endorsed by the presenter of the World Poker Tour TV show Mike Sexton, and itself hosts a couple of televised events. These include The Big Game (a cash variant) and Premier League, which has a tournament structure.
Reviewers have praised the site’s tournament schedule and the software at partypoker, meanwhile, there’s also a mobile app you can download.