Party Poker Review

Pros
  • 45,000+ Players
  • Plentiful Tables and Games
  • World Series of Poker Satellites
  • Regular reload bonuses that are very easy to clear
Cons
  • Minimum $5 + $1 Sit-n-Go's
  • Blackjack and Sidebetting?! I thought this was a

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Overview

Party Poker is one of the most popular and populated online poker rooms. It still boasts one of the softest games in the industry and should definitely be one of the first online poker rooms that you check out.

Bonuses

Party Poker has two sign up bonus options:
25ADDED will give a flat $25 bonus on any sized deposit.
SIMPLY100 will give a 20% matching deposit bonus up to $100 free chips.

Player Competition

As one of the largest and most popular online poker rooms, it stands to reason that you will find the most fish here as well. Loose tables abound and the solid player can make extraordinary profits here, no matter what limits or games you play.

Software

Party Poker's software has become more stable as it has aged. At one time there were many complaints about disconnects and server crashes, but it seems Party's software has managed to catch up with it's player base. Much of the interface is customizable, with on/off switches for everything from card animations to the avatars sitting in the seats. The "windows explorer" look of the lobby makes it very easy to find the games and limits you want to play. Recent feature additions: BlackJack, Sidebetting, Tournament Deal Making.

Traffic

45,000+ players during prime time. Any game, any limit, around the clock.

Games Offered

Texas Hold'em, 7 Card Stud, Omaha, and Tournaments. Plenty of variations such as hi/lo, no limit and pot limit to keep any poker player entertained.

Promotions

While Party is not known for reload bonuses and such, they do send lots of players to the World Series of Poker every year. Hundreds of satellite tournaments allow players many chances to win their way into major buy in tournaments.

Security

Party Poker's security is handled by Thawte (www.thawte.com).

Customer Service & Cashout Speed

As can be expected with such a large player base, Party's customer service team is challenged to keep up. They do offer a live chat feature as well as the standard email and telephone calls.

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