Most would consider it accurate to call PartyPoker the most elite poker offering on the market. Their newly updated proprietary software is one-of-a-kind while touting one of the most innovative user experiences and the largest tournament variety and volume on the market. Not to mention they are the most secure poker room out there.
Software and User Experience
In the past, critics have harped on PartyGaming's in-house software development but their latest software update has critics singing a different tune. PartyPoker's proprietary software features innovation not seen with most other competitors including the cascading or "stacking" windows view, that lets you easily switch between tables. Players are also offered the opportunity to play 12 tables at once. PartyPoker features a hot-alert hand to notify players of a solid hand, an addition that really pays off during multiple table use.
Those are just a few of the newest features, not to mention the additions of four-color decks, quick seat function, comprehensive hand history, customisable sounds, deal-making, statistics and training tables.
PartyPoker can be accessed through a downloadable desktop icon as well as an Instant Play platform. A PartyPoker mobile app is also offered and can be found in the Apple App Store and through Google Play.
PartyPoker offers variations of Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud, and Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo. Lovers of each poker game will can be comforted knowing each game has plenty of action with Texas Hold'em leading the pack. Variations of each game include No-Limit, Pot-Limit and Fixed-limit games along with Full-table, Short-handed and Heads-up table games.
Tournaments and Player Competition
PartyPoker touts one of the largest poker tournament offerings in the world. They offer a monthly C$1 million tournament and a weekly C$300,000 tournament. Other tournament offers can range from a C$1 buy-in to several hundred. The loosest games tend to have lower buy-ins but PartyPoker maintains a wide selection of tables with soft players. The large pot tournaments are also notoriously loose.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) is owned by PartyPoker so numerous WPT satellite tournaments are offered though PartyPoker. During peak player hours PartyPoker typically welcomes up to 10,000 ring-game players and 60,000 tournament players.
PartyPoker offers the traditional promotions most elite poker providers offer like redeposit bonuses, tournament free-rolls, cash bonuses and credits to play at other products, including PartyCasino. Their software update coincided with a revamp of their PartyPoints program. The promotional update included an easier signup process and also added a new level for players who reach 5,000 points called the Palladium Club, offering larger rewards, exclusive offers and event invites, and VIP customer service.
PartyPoker has been a staple in the online poker industry for years and seems to be pulling away from the pack according to reviews about their new and improved proprietary software. PartyPoker's success comes from offering an all-inclusive poker product touting cutting-edge software, an innovative user experience, one of the widest tournament selections, droves of soft-players, and generous promotions. What is there to not love about PartyPoker? Not much.