Party Poker Review

BACKGROUND

Party Poker is one of the largest poker sites on the Net. This is still the case even after the blocKings of USA players due to the banKings law that was passed in the middle of the night which made US players funding of gaming accounts very difficult. When this legislation was passed, the site lost almost half of its players over night.

The site was launched in 2001 and offers both real money poker games and play money poker games. Many new players use the play money games to learn how to play poker more skillfully. The real money games range from very small limits to higher limits. This site definitely can accommodate almost any player and a level of play that they will be comfortable playing. When Party Poker went public on the London Stock Exchange in 2005 the four owners sold 23% of the stock that they owned and the IPO made the company valued at about ?4.64 billion. This was an eye opener to the gaming world and other moneyed people who went into the gaming business.

If and when the US pulls back from its anti gaming stance in the Congress, the poker world will explode again and so will this site and it's affiliate sites Party Bingo, Party Gammon, Party Casino, Party Markets, and Party Bets. The Party Gaming family is large and would do well with the passing of legal gambling laws.

GAMES OFFERED

the basic variety of poker games is offered which include Holdem both limit and No Limit, tournaments, freerolls, Omaha, Omaha Hi Low and Stud. The Tournaments have entry fees to fit just about any budget including many satellite events for major tournaments like the WSOP or the ESOP. There are also satellites for the WPT and the sites own larger tournaments. Some of this sites freeroll games have significant prize money for a free game.

SITE MEMBERSHIP

Peak hour player count is over 10,000 players consistently. This high player count means that games in progress stay filled and new games can be started with ease. It also insures that the tournaments as a group are well attended which keeps prizes for tournaments higher and more stable.

GAME PLAY

With the traffic and the large listing of scheduled games and tournaments, the site has the ability to keep games up and running easily. This means that player choices are not limited and there will be a game for almost every player that will fit their comfort level of risk.

SOFTWARE

Party Poker's software is proprietary and not very flashy, but it works well and is usually glitch free. When they first brought it out for play, it was the in thing as it allowed for multiple player games which is what poker is all about. The programmer that wrote the software became very wealthy when the site went public in 2005.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Customer support is open 24/7 and is handled via phone, email, Fax and Live Chat. The support staff is capable of answering most question immediately. If the question needs research the answer may take a little longer to get accurately.

PROMOTIONS

A new player sign up bonus on the first deposit is 100% up to $500. there are other best poker bonuses that can be earned throughout the year like referral bonuses or reload the account bonuses . Active players receive loyalty points which can be converted to cash, buy merchandise or used to buy into some games.

CONCLUSIONS

Another great UK site from Gibraltar. Excellent game choices, playability and prize money on the many tournaments. Players will find a game to their liKings from the extensive list of ring games and tournament games. The support is professional and the cashier is helpful for both deposits and withdrawals. All is all this site is one of the quality sites online.