PartyPoker Review

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PartyPoker Online Rewards

PartyPoker have been simplifying their VIP poker rewards program, although sadly each time they do, it gets worse. Players earn 2 Party Points (PPs) for every dollar of cash game poker rake contributed or tournament fee paid. Players who earn enough PPs in a month or quarter gain Key levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Palladium). PPs can be used to purchase tournament tickets, cash bonuses, or converted directly to cash.

Although PartyPoker offers plenty of free online poker tournaments to all players every day, the value of each is extremely low, making them a good deal only for Casual to Enthusiast players.

A new feature launched with their poker room overhaul in Sep 2013 is the inclusion of Achievements and Missions, a concept video gamers will be very familiar with. Earning achievements offers nothing more than bragging rights, but completing missions earns entry into freeroll tournaments. There are 13 missions to choose from, and each is pretty easy to complete.

The lack of additional freerolls for players who achieve higher key levels, along with a weaker than average rewards program makes PartyPoker a poor choice for any online poker player who generates more than $1,000 per year in rake and/or tournament fees.

Pros & Cons

 
  ++   Great freerolls for Casual & Enthusiast players
 
  +   3rd largest poker network  
  +   Software for Android  
  -   Terrible sign-up bonus
 
      Weak rewards program  
  -   No US players  
  -   No Mac software  

PartyPoker Bonus

PartyPoker offers a 100% poker signup bonus to a maximum of $50, which is one of the lowest deposit bonuses offered online. Players earn the bonus in 10% increments, so you need to plan ahead to maximize the benefits. That is, if you will only earn $14 of the bonus, then you do not want to deposit $50 as that will create $5 increments and you would lose out on $4. The bonus is released each time you generate 4 times the bonus increment (i.e. you need to generate $20 in rake and fees to release a $5 bonus increment). Players have 120 days to earn the bonus.

PartyPoker offers good value from their new player freerolls. There are two daily satellites (worth approximately $0.15) to their weekly $5,000 Bankroll Booster as well as a weekly $1,500 New Player Freeroll, worth approximately $0.61.

The ability to grind daily freeroll satellites may be appealing to players who enjoy low limit tournament poker. However, players who generate more than $9,000/year in rake & fees will find the $500 maximum deposit bonus disappointing.

Party Poker Freerolls

Status Freeroll Name Frequency Time (UTC) Value
Bronze $50 Freeroll Daily 10:00am $0.01
Bronze $50 Freeroll Daily 3:00pm $0.01
Bronze $50 Freeroll Daily 7:00pm $0.01
Bronze $50 Freeroll Daily 1:00am $0.03
Bronze $250 Freeroll Daily 10:00pm $0.03
Bronze $1,000 Daily Giveaway Daily 4:00pm $0.09
Bronze $2,000 Daily Giveaway Daily 6:00pm $0.13
Bronze $2,000 Daily Giveaway Daily 10:00pm $0.16
Bronze $5,000 Daily Giveaway Daily 7:00pm $1.62
Bronze $5,000 Bankroll Booster Sundays 5:30pm $0.51

 

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Peak hours: 7pm - 10pm UTC
Peak Traffic: 5,900 players
Peak Cash Traffic: 1,950 players
Avg. Cash Traffic: 1,050 players
Low Hours: 3am - 12pm UTC
Low Traffic: 3,000 players
No US players
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Maximizing Your PartyPoker Rakeback

To maximize your rewards from any online poker site, you should play as many freerolls as possible. However, most Party Poker freerolls have very low value, so unless you are interested in grinding low value freerolls, they are not worth playing. Instead, complete the missions to earn entry into higher value freerolls - the missions are easy to accomplish, but you can only work on one at a time.

Until you achieve Silver Key level, the best use of your Party Points (PPs) is to buy into the following points tournaments:

  • $5,000 Bankroll Booster 1 Point Qualifier (1 PP): 1:45pm UTC Daily: $1/25.1 PPs
  • $500 Gtd (50 PPs): 6:40pm UTC Daily: $1/49.4 PPs
  • $250K Gtd Sunday 10 Point Qualifier (10 PPs): 3:05am UTC Daily: $1/36.7 PPs
  • $250K Gtd Sunday 25 Point Qualifier (10 PPs): 2:15am UTC Daily: $1/19.0 PPs
  • $250K Gtd Sunday Qualifier (50 PPs): 6:10pm UTC Daily: $1/32.5 PPs

Note that only those tournaments listed (at the times listed) offer a better return than the $10 cash reward ($1/50 PPs). The next best option is to buy bonus cash.

If you play online poker for money and earn at least Silver key status, the best use of points is to purchase bonus cash, which then must be earned in a similar way as the deposit bonus. However, with bonus cash rewards you have 180 days to earn the bonus, it is cleared in 5 increments (each increment is 20% of the bonus total), and the requirement to clear the full bonus is 25% of the points spent. This dramatically reduced requirement makes the bonus cash very easy to clear. Unless you plan to never play again on PartyPoker, spending your points on cash instead of bonus cash is a huge waste, as the bonus cash reward offers as much as double the value of the cash reward for the same points!

Platforms

Windows

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Mac

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iOS

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Android

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Linux

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Deposit Options

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Withdrawal Options

Bank Transfer, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, Electronic Transfer, ELV, EntroPay, eWire, Instadebit, Kalixa, Laser, Moneta, myCitadel Wallet, NETELLER, PayPal, Skrill, Ukash, VISA, VISA Electron

Country Restrictions

Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, USA (including minor outlying islands)

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