You may have read that the PokerNews Cup returns this November and brings with it a massive €200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Taking place at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic and costing €250 to enter, the 2015 PokerNews Cup Main Event is one of best-value live events that you can play this year. It will be even better value if you manage to win one of the four PokerNews Cup packages, each valued at €1,100, by taking down the PokerNews-exclusive freerolls at partypoker.
The four freerolls run at 2:00pm ET (7:00pm BST) on September 16, September 30, October 14 and October 28 at partypoker and are only open to players who created their partypoker accounts via PokerNews’ link and who have made a deposit of at least $25 during the current year. If this describe you, you’re eligible to play in the freerolls where the champion walks away with:
- €250 buy-in to the PokerNews Cup Main Event
- €400 paid into your partypoker account for flight and spending money
- Three-nights’ accommodation at the King's Hotel
If you don’t have a partypoker account, simply sign-up to partypoker through PokerNews and make a deposit of $25 or more and you can play in each of these four amazing freerolls, and also receive a lucrative welcome package that will reward you with a free $10 in cash, a free $10 in tournament money, and a 100% first deposit bonus up to $500!
Good luck and we hope to see you in the Czech Republic in November!
Get Your Free $20 Bonus Before It's Too Late!
If you have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to become a partypoker player now is time to jump off the fence and sign up for a free account via PokerNews because by doing so you are going to give your bankroll a nice boost.
All new players, except those of you residing in the United Kingdom, can now help themselves to a three-pronged welcome package when they sign up for a new partypoker account.
Firstly, when you make your first deposit at partypoker, you will be rewarded with a 100 percent matched first deposit bonus of up to £250 / €325 / $500 depending on your chosen currency.
Secondly, if your deposit is of $25 or more and you use the bonus code 'PNCOM', a $10 cash-restricted bonus is applied to your account which you can withdraw as soon as you have earned 120 points.
Lastly, partypoker will place $10 worth of tournament dollars into your account that you can use for any sit-and-go tournament or multi-table tournament.
Please allow 48-hours for the free $10 cash-restricted bonus and T$10 to be credited to your account.
This excellent promotion runs for a limited time, meaning you need to act now to avoid disappointment - because you don’t want to be missing out on anything that’s free especially when that free stuff is cash and tournament dollars!
All-New Pokerfest Returns to partypoker
Satellite tournaments for the 2015 edition of Pokerfest can now be found in the partypoker lobby and we urge you to get involved in some of them. Why? Because this year’s Pokerfest is bigger and better than ever before thanks in part to partypoker adding a live poker element to be held at Dusk Till Dawn (DTD).
Pokerfest Online runs from September 27 until October 11 and during that time at least $2.5 million is to be distributed across 80 events. The grand finale, the 2015 Pokerfest Online Main Event, takes place October 11, costs $250 to enter and has a whopping $300,000 guarantee.
The inaugural Pokerfest Live kicks off slightly earlier than the online events, running at DTD from August 2 through September 6 and guarantees £620,000 across 10 exciting tournaments including a £300+£30 buy-in Main Event with a £300,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Qualifiers, starting as low as $0.10, for both Pokerfest Online and Live can now be found in the partypoker lobby along with some Pokerfest-specific missions and the chance to win Golden Chips that could see you walk away with £15,000!
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.
partypoker Bonuses and VIP Scheme
partypoker offers numerous bonuses and promotions to all the players who choose to open their account through PokerNews.
In order to be eligible for all the PokerNews-exclusive offers and be awarded with the welcome bonus up to $500 described below, all you need to do is to sign up for an account by clicking on one of the links on this page and use PNCOM as your bonus code.
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 100% match up to $500 first deposit bonus.
The bonus is released in 10 chunks, with each chunk being released when you earn the required points. You have 120 days to clear the full bonus.
The bonus clears at a rate of $1 per 8 points earned, and you earn 2 points for every $1 you rake or spend on tournament fees.
partypoker VIP Scheme
On March 1, 2015, partypoker revamped its VIP scheme, making it much easier to reach the higher levels of the program. Players still earn points at a rate of 2 points per $1 paid in cash game rake or tournament fees, but the four VIP tiers are now easier to reach.
|Loyalty level||Old points requirement||New points requirement|
|Silver||400 per month||50 per month|
|Gold||1,000 per month||750 per month|
|Palladium||9,000 per quarter||2,000 per month|
Players can spend their points in the Points Store, which like the VIP scheme has been overhauled. Points can be exchanged for casino bonuses of between $5 and $1,000, poker tournament tickets from between $2 and $200 and cash amounts of $50 to $1,000.
The higher your loyalty level the better rewards are available to you.
Complete the missions to get free money!
Partypoker isn't just about poker but is also about having fun. At any given time, partypoker has available a wide variety of 'missions' you can challenge yourself with.
It is not only fun to complete missions, but you can also reward yourself with prizes and a unique badge.
You can find these missions by heading to Achievements and then to Missions within the partypoker client. From there, just choose any mission you wish to complete, read the steps involved, and click on Start Mission.
If you are a sit-and-go player, you should consider to challenge yourself with the EASY Sit & Go Mission or the EXTREME Sit & Go Mission.
Completing the EASY Sit & Go Mission will reward you with $10 in free cash once you will be done with its three main objectives:to play 3 sit-and-go tournaments a day for 3 days, to win a hand with AA, KK, QQ, JJ and TT, and to eliminate 1 player a day for 5 days in sit-and-gos.
The EXTREME Sit & Go Mission, however, will require a little more determination, but along with harder work comes bigger rewards with $25 in free cash and a $5 bonus.
Cash game players can help themselves to a free $25 by completing one of the two cash game missions available, the Cash Game Mission – Pocket Pairs and the Cash Game Mission – Final Hands.
Each mission has a different objective, with the first mission requiring you to receive pocket pairs from AA to 22 in descending order, and the second mission requires you to win at showdown in consecutive order all hands up to a straight-flush.
Games Offered at partypoker
Regardless of what you prefer to play, partypoker has you covered. With cash games running from $0.01/$0.02 and increasing up to $5/$10, you will always find a game to suit your bankroll and skill levels.
Partypoker's tournament schedule includes plenty of freeroll events that run together with tournaments with buy-ins that range from as low as $0.10 and go all the way up to the world-famous weekly $500 High Roller event.
Games offered at partypoker:
- Limit Hold’em
- No-Limit Hold’em
- Pot-Limit Omaha
- Omaha Hi/low 8-or better
- Seven Card Stud
- Fast-Fold Poker
Notable partypoker Features
Partypoker is home to fastforward poker, its interpretation of the "fast-fold" poker variant.
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.
Other partypoker features include:
- Auto top-up during cash games
- Resizable tables
- Auto rebuy and auto add-on for tournament play
- Preferred seating
- Changeable avatars
Should you experience a problem while playing at partypoker, you can contact the room's support team via email or through the live chat. The poker room also offers an extensive FAQ guide.