Simply the best
Many poker sites claim to be the best, but only one truly puts its money where its mouth is — Party Poker!
With a first deposit bonus worth up to $500 they have to be pretty sure you’ll like what you see. And
their confidence is understandable. With a list of features a mile
long, Party Poker stands head and shoulders above other internet
poker rooms. More
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More than a pretty (inter)face
The Party interface is uniquely customizable. You can
select your own avatar and even control its facial expressions based on
the way you are feeling at the moment. You can also choose from many
table/background themes. If you want, you can choose a
black or generic background. Or you can pick a view of the Las Vegas
strip, outer space, a jungle, a beach scene, or a ski lodge. If you are
fortunate enough to make a final table in a multi-table tournament, the
background will be a “TV set” with lights and an audience, similar to
what you would see on a televised TV tournament. Additionally, you can
choose the table perspective. It can be shown from an angle which
creates a depth of field, or from a flat “overhead” view.
The main lobby is easy to navigate, making it a breeze to
find the games or tournaments you want. The tournaments are
color-coded to help you quickly distinguish the different types.
There’s even a feature to tell you what tournaments you are registered
into, just in case you forget. You can take notes on players during a
game (great for keeping track of each opponent’s tendencies). And use
the “Search for Player” function to find your friends or your favorite
pro at any time.
|For experienced players, one of the best features is the “Last Hand”
button which allows you to view up to the last fifty hands played.
Unlike other sites, you do not need to check your email to look up a
hand that just happened. Even better, hand histories can be downloaded
directly to your computer without the hassle of emailing them to
yourself. This is invaluable for using a statistics program like Poker Tracker, which no serious player should be without.
More games, more players
Thanks to a strong marketing effort and its team of poker
stars, Party Poker has managed to attract a huge amount of online
poker players. Whatever your game, high stakes or low, you can find a
seat right away. Ring games, Sit & Go’s, or multi-table
tournaments. Hold’em, Omaha Hi, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven-Card Stud, Seven-Card
Stud Eight or Better, and Razz. You can also play mixed games like HOSE
and HOARSE. Stakes range from micro-limits specially designed for
beginning playes up to $200/$400 Limit and $50/$100 No-Limit. There are
even $1 max buy-in No-Limit tables with ten cent big blinds, perfect for
players just looking to get their feet wet.
Poker Pro Chat
Highlighting pro players
Have you ever thought about a hand you played and
wondered, “What would Tony G have done?” Now you can find out!
Have a chat with Tony G, Kara Scott, Mike Sexton and
all the other Party Poker pros. You can ask them anything about
poker strategy, reads, memorable hands, and bad beats. You can even ask
them what the life of a pro is like.
From now on our pro players will be highlighted on the tables where they are playing. You will be able to spot a pro player as they will have a chip icon on their avatar.
Pro players will also be highlighted with a chip icon before their screen name in ‘Player Info’ box in the main lobby for cash games and under ‘All Players’ in the tournament lobby.
Special Game Types
If you enjoy playing No-Limit and Pot-Limit games, but
prefer not to risk all of your chips in a single hand, you’re going to
love Party Poker’s Cap Games. Hands are played exactly the same as in
regular No-Limit and Pot-Limit games until the cap is reached. Once the
betting cap is reached, all players left in the hand will be considered
all-in. Now when you get caught betting that flush draw, you will still
get a chance to catch as the betting might be capped.
Do you have a need for speed? Are you tired of players who
take forever to pull the trigger? Then Party Poker has the perfect game
type for you. They’ve super charged some of the ring games, cutting
action timeouts in half, auto posting blinds, and removing all
animation. Now you can play poker the way you like: fast. Look for these
games with the word “Speed” next to them in the game window.
Party Poker has turned up the heat in some of their Sit
& Gos and Multi Table tournaments. These new formats are designed to
keep the pressure on players, increasing the blinds in half the time.
That means, in the Sit & Gos, blinds go up every three minutes
instead of every six. In multi-table tournaments, the blinds go up every
five minutes instead of every ten. Just look for the games with the
word “Turbo” next to them in the game window.
Double Stack Tournaments
Do you want more action for your tournament dollar? Then
try the Double Stack Tournaments where you start off with $3,000 worth
of chips (regular tournaments start each player with $1500 in chips,
forcing riskier play). With more chips, you can see more flops and
choose your spots more carefully. And when you do decide to push all-in,
the reward is twice as nice!
4-Player Heads-Up Shootout
It’s winner takes all in a Heads-Up Shootout Sit & Go
tournament. Four players are spilt into two heads-up matches, and each
first-round winner will square off at the final table. Whoever wins that
match scoops the entire prize pool. If heads-up play is your favorite
kind of poker, you’ll love this tournament format.
Party offers a variety of satellites and qualifiers
for different televised events such as the World Poker Tour, World
Series of Poker and the Ultimate Poker Challenge. Unlike other sites,
Party Poker runs satellites and qualifiers for many specialty tournaments
in addition to the $10,000 Hold’em main event. You could even win a seat
in a Razz event on Party Poker.
$500 for free!!
And don’t forget, by entering the special bonus code MITPOKER
when making your first deposit, Party Poker will match the entire amount
up to $500. That’s $500 completely free, just for trying Party
Poker. So pull up a chair, we’re ready to deal you in!