Party poker is, no doubt, one of the largest, most successful online poker rooms today. Even after it has closed its gates to the largest market in the world – the US. It may not have the best looking site of them all, in fact its site design is a bit old fashioned, but it is the most secure room of them all. Add this to its huge variety of promotions and tournaments and a one of a kind VIP club and you have got a decade of success.
Software & Design
Party Poker software is self developed. Although it is not considered as the best today, the company does its best to constantly improve it, with the latest upgrade taking place last year. This last upgrade seemed to allow the site to catch up with the other leaders in the industry and it is now offering most of the industry standard features. Its design is a totally different story. It is old fashioned and sometimes a bit messy, and is definitely not one of the parameters to lead to the site’s success.
Bonuses, Promotions & Tournaments
Party Poker’s exclusive bonus for poker-on-line players is a juicy 100% up to €325. Its tournaments offering are by far the best for a European site. With a huge variety of tournaments, headed by the Party Poker Million Tournament, its tournaments offering is second to none in the European online scene. The site offers freerolls, live tournaments satellites, including a huge variety of WPT satellites, and weekly tournaments, like the Monthly Million and the $250k Guaranteed Sunday tournaments.
Althoguh the huge traffic of the site promises that almost every table in every limit and game variety will be occupies, the site’s offering focuses on the more common games, like Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hold’em and 7 Cards Stud.
Party Poker has the highest traffic of players originating from outside the US. With around 10,000 players in its peak, that’s traffic worth noticing. Although Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker present higher traffic, theirs originates mostly from US citizens. Following the 2006 Unlawful Internet Enforcement Act (UIGEA) the site no longer accepts traffic originating from the US.
The Palladium VIP Lounge, catering for the Party Gaming brands is a true treat for people who like to be treated like kings. As a member of the program you get tickets for amazing sporting, musical and of course Poker events. Elite VIP members get a concierge service which caters to their every luxury need, from travel arrangements to privilege seats at sporting events to exclusive events access. You want it they will get it for you. This club gives VIP a new meaning.
With around the clock customer support, both via phone and email and a FAQ section in the website, there is no doubt that catering for the players is a top priority for Party Poker.