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.
Since February 2016, partypoker's parent company, bwin.party entertainment, has been owned by GVC Holdings who purchased the company for more than $1 billion.
Games Offered at partypoker
Hold'em and Omaha cash games running from $0.01/$0.02 and increasing up to $200/$400 for both Omaha and Hold'em. All cash games are played on six-handed or heads-up tables. All cash games are anonymous until you are seated at the tables, a measure put in place by partypoker to prevent higher skilled players from targetting weaker players.
partypoker's take on fast-fold poker is called fastforward poker and is available in no limit Hold'em and pot-limit Omaha form, and with stakes ranging from $0.05/$0.10 up to $2/$5.
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.
partypoker has put a lot of effort into revamping its tournament schedule and there is now at least $6 million guaranteed every week.
Three major online festivals run at various points throughout the year. POWERFEST is partypoker's flagship festival and sees hundreds of tournaments with buy-ins of $1.10 to $25,500 take place over the course of a couple of week. The Monster Series is partypoker's low-to-mid stakes festival that usually has buy-ins of $0.44 up to $33 yet still features some large guaranteed prize pools. Rounding off the trio of series is the KO Series which focuses on progressive knockout tournaments.
partypoker also has "jackpot sit and go tournaments" called SPINS. These fast-paced games give you the chance to win potentially huge prizes of up to $1 million in a matter of minutes and for only a $5 buy-in.
Should you experience a problem while playing at partypoker, you can contact the room's support team via email, a free phone number, or through the live chat facility. The poker room also offers an extensive FAQ guide.