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Unleashes Card Rush Instant Win Promotion - 5th April
the worlds third largest online poker room,
is offering up 1.8 million prize cards as part of
its Card Rush Instant Win promotion in April. The
promotion will run through April 30th or until the
prize cards are given away and offers numerous chances
to earn extra cash by playing on the site this month.
can obtain a Card Rush card simply by playing in a
real money game on PartyPoker and earning points.
The first card will cost five points and subsequent
cards will cost 15 points. Players may obtain up to
50 cards per day, but the promotion will end when
all 1.8 million are assigned.
card will instantly give players a monetary prize
between $1 and $5,000, a points prize up to 25,000,
or entry into a freeroll. The freerolls will run on
the following days:
Rush $2,000 Freeroll May 5th at 1:00pm ET
Card Rush $15,000 Freeroll May 5th at 2:30pm
Card Rush $3,000 Freeroll May 6th at 1:00pm
Card Rush $10,000 Freeroll May 6th at 2:30pm
Card Rush $5,000 Freeroll May 7th at 1:00pm
Card Rush $7,000 Freeroll May 7th at 2:30pm
Card Rush $20,000 Freeroll May 8th at 1:00pm
can also earn cash in the Card Rush Race, a leaderboard
that will pay the top 200 point-earners a minimum
of $100. Points will be awarded as part of the Card
Rush promotion ranging from one to 20 points per card.
The more points a player earns, the more money theyll
receive. Heres a look at the payouts:
2nd place $7,000
3rd place $5,250
4th place $4,000
5th place $3,500
6th place $3,000
7th place $2,500
8th place $2,000
9th place $1,500
10th place $1,000
11th-18th places $800
19th-30th places $700
31st-45th places $600
46th-60th places $500
61st-75th places $400
76th-100th places $300
101st-125th places $200
126th-150th places $150
151st-200th places $50
addition, every 20th spot from 220 to 2,000 will earn
a Hot Spot prize of $50.
is also running daily qualifiers to the 2011 World
Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas. Qualifiers are
running now until June 19th, with satellites available
for as little as $2. Each $14,000 package includes
the $10,000 Main Event buy-in, travel and eight days
hotel accommodations, and $2,000 spending money.
are also special qualifiers exclusively for first-time
depositors. Every month, new players can enter an
exclusive freeroll to win one of 10 seats, each worth
$750, in the WSOP weekly satellite.
which owns and operates PartyPoker,
recently merged with bwin to form the largest gambling
group in the world. With the merger, Party Gaming
hopes to even the playing field in the online poker
arena as it positions itself to re-enter the U.S.
new company also hopes the merge will expand the PartyPoker
brand in Europe. bwin previously resided on the Ongame
Network, but now combines its client base with PartyPoker
to create the third largest online poker room in the
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Reviving Million Dollar Hand in January - 22nd December
will be bringing back one of its most popular promotions
ever, the Million Dollar Hand. All you have to do
is make a pair in a five-card poker hand to be awarded
a prize, and a $1 million jackpot is on the line.
cards is quite simple. Youll get one for every
15 PartyPoints you rack up between January 5th and
January 30th. When youve amassed five cards,
youll have a hand. If it contains a pair, then
$3 will be coming your way. If it contains two pair,
then your prize will be upped to $10. If you manage
to score three of a kind, then youll get a $20
cash prize. Thats pretty simple, right?
who land a straight in the Million Dollar Hand will
take home $50, while those who pick up a flush will
see $100 come their way. Players who make a boat will
get $150, while anyone who hits quads will receive
a $1,000 cash prize. Now, were into the big
money, as straight flushes are worth $10,000. Finally,
anyone who manages to score a Royal Flush will divide
a $1 million prize pool, which means if two players
hit it, each person will actually take home $500,000.
If only one person makes a Royal Flush, theyll
take home the seven-figure jackpot.
best part about the Million Dollar Hand is that PartyPoker
is awarding every player his or her first card for
free. No play is required! Just log into your PartyPoker
account to see what your first card is.
lets review some of the terms and conditions
of the PartyPoker
Million Dollar Hand. First, youll only be able
to acquire 10 cards per day for a total of two five-card
poker hands. Second, if you fall short of 15 points,
PartyPoker will carry them over to the next day. Third,
you have to reveal your cards manually. In order to
do so, log into your PartyPoker
account and see what youve amassed. If you dont
reveal your cards, they wont count.
players will have until the end of the day Eastern
Time on January 31st to reveal any cards theyve
received and only points accumulated at cash game
tables will count. Finally, as text found on PartyPokers
website notes, Cash prizes will be paid
to players within an hour of them revealing their
hand apart from Royal Flush winners, who will be paid
on February 1st.
is one of the industry leaders when it comes to unique
promotions like the Million Dollar Hand. In fact,
the site is concurrently running a Million Dollar
Hand VIP Points Race for Palladium Lounge members.
Players will earn the same cash prizes as in the Million
Dollar Hand and also rack up points based on their
hands value. The top two spots on the leaderboard
pay out a World Poker Tour (WPT) L.A. Poker Classic
prize package worth $14,000.
top 200 spots in the Million Dollar Hand VIP Points
Race pay out, with a minimum prize of $100 up for
grabs. The top 30 spots award four-figures and everyone
who reaches the top 500 scores a seat into the Million
Dollar Hand VIP Freeroll, which doles out a WPT prize
package to its winner. Palladium Lounge members will
receive extra race points for accumulating over 300
PartyPoints in a single day.
to the traffic ranking site PokerScout.com, PartyPoker
is the third largest site worldwide in terms of real
money ring game volume with a seven-day running average
of 3,600 players. It just edges out the iPoker Network,
but is well behind PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker,
which rank first and second worldwide, respectively.
team of sponsored pros includes Poker News Daily Guest
Columnist Mike Sexton, poker bad boy Tony G, and High
Stakes Poker hostess Kara Scott. (Credit:
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VIP's - Spoil Yourself With As Many Presents As You
Want From PartyPoker
- Santa's Party Pack Open To All On PartyCasino
Win your share of $5,000 every day in December. See:
The first episode of PartyPoker.com
World Open VI is now online.
of the players involved will remember the jaw dropping
quads over quads Andrew Robl, Toby Lewis, Mike
Sexton and Jesse May talk about this in a special
post here: PartyPoker.com
Aussie Millions qualifiers are up and running. Team
Party pro Tyron Krost won the event last year and
gives his own guide to satellites. PartyPoker.com
VIP's - Spoil Yourself With As Many Presents As You
Want From PartyPoker
- Santa's Party Pack Open To All On PartyCasino
30th November 2010 -- The festive season is
drawing closer and PartyPoker.com
is making sure they treat their most-valued players
to a whole stack of presents. Palladium VIPs have
the opportunity to pick up six presents and fill their
very own Santa sack by just earning points by playing
online tables from the 1st to 14th December 2010.
spokesman said: "The premise is very simple
Palladium VIPs earn points that make prizes. At the
bottom end there is a $50 cash bonus, while 30,000
points delivers a $5,000 WPT entry. Players are entitled
to keep all of the prizes they can win - so with six
prize levels theres six fantastic presents to
Heres whats on offer in the VIP Gift Accumulator:
Prize level Points required Prize Prize Draw tickets
1 1,500 $50 cash bonus 1
2 3,000 $100 cash 2
3 6,000 iPod Touch 4
4 12,000 $700 cash 8
5 20,000 16GB iPad 14
6 30,000 WPT entry 20
feast of presents doesnt just end here though.
Every time a player hits a prize level PartyPoker.com
award tickets for the VIP Gift Accumulator prize draw
which offers the chance to win a share of $10,000.
The more prizes a Palladium VIP earn the more entries
theyll get into the draw, giving more frequent
players a better chance of winning the $5,000 first
prize, the $3,000 second prize or the $2,000 third
prize. Winners will be announced on the 17th December.
Please note that this is an OPT-IN promotion. For
more information see: PartyPoker.com
Santa is also coming to PartyCasino.com.
Unlike the poker promotion this is open to non VIPs
too and runs from the 1st 14th December, whether
you have been bad or good. Points mean prizes including
a luxury Caribbean holiday!
for more information.
whether youve been good or bad!
00:00 ET, 1st December
Ends: 23:59 ET, 14th December
is making an early appearance. Hes spreading
Christmas cheer, handing out killer Christmas presents
to non-VIP and Palladium VIP players.
1st to 14th December, you can celebrate Christmas
in style with a double whammy of festive winning opportunities.
Theres a prize giveaway where you can scoop
up to 6 prizes, and a massive cash prize draw!
a share of Santas Party Pack is simple, and
you dont even have to sit on Santas knee!
Simply opt-in between the 1st-14th December and collect
points by playing your favourite slots and jackpot
slots. The more you play, the more prizes youll
youre not a VIP yet, check out the Christmas
List below, Santa could bring you up to 5 fantastic
prizes worth $1,000:
20 $5 cash bonus
100 300 points
500 $50 cash bonus
1,000 $100 free cash
5,000 iPad 32GB WiFi*
iPad 32GB WiFi has a cash alternative of $600, this
will automatically be credited to your account. Please
see T&Cs for details of how to receive the
non monetary alternative.
youre a Palladium VIP player, check out the
Christmas list below. Santa could bring you up to
6 prizes worth $10,000:
2,000 $75 cash bonus
3,000 1500 points
5,000 $150 cash bonus
7,500 $250 free cash
15,000 iPad 64GB WiFi**
50,000 Luxury Caribbean Holiday**
iPad 64GB WiFi has a cash alternative of $1,000, **The
Luxury Caribbean Holiday has a cash alternative of
$5,000 these will automatically be credited to your
account. Please see T&Cs for details of
how to receive the non monetary alternative.
Big Prize Draw
a cracker! But wait
theres an extra present
under the tree Santas Big Prize Draw.
By taking part in Santas Party Pack, you will
be eligible for the draw. The more points you earn
the more entries you will receive. Check below to
see how much cash you can win:
Big Prize Draw
time you earn 20 points during the promotion, youll
get one entry to the Big Prize Draw. $10,000 will
be shared equally between 10 lucky players.
Big Prize Draw
time you earn 500 points during the promotion, youll
get one entry to the Big Prize Draw. $20,000 will
be shared between 3 lucky players in the following
amounts: 1st - $10,000, 2nd - $6,000 and 3rd - $4,000.
can collect points on any of our slots and jackpot
slots. To join the festivities you need to Opt-In
from the 1st-14th December. Win some exceptional presents
this Christmas with Santas Party Pack.
luck and Merry Christmas!
Introduces Five Star Poker Challenge - 29th November
will unveil the Five Star Poker Challenge, offering
31 freerolls worth $5,000 each plus other high-stakes
cash prizes. PartyPoker
offers some of the industrys most unique promotions
you have to do to take full advantage of the Five
Star Poker Challenge is rack up five Party Points
in a single day. Thats it; thats really
all you have to do. When you amass five points, PartyPoker
will grant you entry into a $5,000 freeroll the next
day. There are 31 freerolls that will be held in total,
meaning that the site is putting up over $150,000
for this part of the Five Star Poker Challenge promotion.
if you qualify for five of the aforementioned $5,000
freerolls, youll score entry into a $50,000
freeroll that will be held on January 2nd. Youll
be ringing in the new year in style as you vie for
a five-figure prize pool, all for playing on one of
the worlds largest online poker sites.
addition, repeat winners of the $5,000 freerolls will
be in for a special treat. Win two daily $5,000 freerolls
and youll take home a $5,000 cash prize. If
you manage to win three daily freerolls, then your
prize will be increased to $50,000. Finally, any PartyPoker
player who manages to take down five daily $5,000
freerolls will win a colossal $500,000 cash prize.
$5,000 freeroll victories dont have to be consecutive;
rather, they can happen on any days during the promotion.
is offering up one $5,000, $50,000, and $500,000 bonus,
so start playing early to claim your prize, as jackpots
will be paid out on a first come, first served basis.
found on PartyPokers
website explains how bonuses can be claimed: To
make a claim, players must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and confirm their account name. PartyPoker
will respond to all claims within 48 hours in order
to verify all claims and ensure no fraudulent play
has taken place. PartyPoker
expects to pay out bonuses within 48 hours.
$5,000 tournaments will kick off at 15:00 ET each
day during the Five Star Poker Challenge. According
to PartyPokers terms, a day runs
from 00:00 ET to 23:59 ET, so make sure to pick up
five Party Points during this time span to qualify.
in December, PartyPoker
is holding the VIP Gift Accumulator for its VIP
members. All players need to do is earn Party Points.
Then, at certain thresholds, theyll receive
rewards for their play, ranging from a $50 cash prize
to a $5,000 World Poker Tour (WPT) buy-in. Other prizes
include $100 in cash, an iPod Touch, $700 in cash,
and a 16 GB iPad, which will likely be one of the
hottest gift items for the holiday season. All prizes
are cumulative, which could make for a pretty full
stocking come Christmas morning.
VIP Gift Accumulator also includes a prize draw that
will shell out $10,000. The top payout in the prize
draw is $5,000, with cash sums of $3,000 and $2,000
also available. The VIP Gift Accumulator promotion
runs from December 1st to 14th, with the prize draw
occurring on December 17th. Players must opt into
the VIP Gift Accumulator in order to participate.
WPT buy-in is good for any event before March 31st.
Players who would rather not head to a live poker
tournament can opt for a cash alternative of $3,500.
In order to check out how many VIP Gift Accumulator
points youve earned, head to your PartyPoker
account after youve opted in.
for the full rundowns of the Five Star Poker Challenge
and VIP Gift Accumulator. (Credit:
Poker News Daily)
a brand new Aston Martin DB9 Coupe for absolutely
give you a brand new Aston Martin DB9 Coupe if you
finish in pole position at our live Drive the Dream
final in London.
can win your way to this fantastic event for free
as were giving away five prize packages to the
final on 2nd October: win yours by joining our daily
freerolls, qualifying through to the monthly satellites
where you can win your seat to the live final in London.
Take a look at the complete qualifying structure page
to see how you can book your seat at our exciting
well as the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, every player who
sits down in London is guaranteed an amazing prize.
Take a look at whats up for grabs:
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
Lamborghini Extreme Driving Academy package
Ferrari Driving Experience package
Porsche Sport Driving School package
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix package
F1 Italian Grand Prix package
also have $175,000 in cash prizes to be won in our
weekly and monthly finals. In each monthly final a
VIP package to London will be won which will include
return flights, hotel accommodation and PartyPoker.com's
the competition for dust and you could be driving
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Satellite Series Announced
Introduces Monthly $1 Million Guaranteed, by Tom
Jenkins - 17th January 2009
Beginning on Sunday, February 1st, PartyPoker
will host a $640 buy-in $1 Million Guaranteed
tournament once per month. Aptly called the Monthly
Million, it will take place at 17:45 GMT on the
first Sunday of every month. Qualifiers start
as low as $1 and are running constantly on one
of the largest online poker rooms that does not
accept U.S. players.
spokesperson explained in a press release distributed
on Friday, “With $1,000,000 up for grabs
in the Monthly Million, the first Sunday of every
month is definitely not a day of rest at PartyPoker.com.”
The tournament utilizes a Championship blind structure.
For $1, players can enter rebuys that feed into
either a $70 Monthly Million Qualifier with 18
seats guaranteed or a $35 Super Satellite Saturday
with 25 seats guaranteed. Alternately, on Fridays,
PartyPoker players can take advantage of a $55
buy-in tournament that doles out at least 30 seats
into the Monthly Million. Country specific freerolls
and points qualifiers are additional ways to enter,
so check out the online poker room’s tournament
lobby for more information.
PartyPoker’s premier tournament is the $300,000
Guaranteed, which takes place every Sunday at
17:45 GMT. The buy-in for the event is $215 and
it will likely be replaced by the Monthly Million
on the first Sunday of each month. Last week’s
$300,000 Guaranteed was taken down by Rev_Hwy61,
who bested a field of 1,451 entrants en route
to a $60,000 first place payday. The turnout meant
that the event had a $9,800 overlay, which occurs
when the guaranteed prize pool of a tournament
exceeds its actual prize pool. Finishing as the
runner up was HOTEL_, who pocketed $30,000. Others
who landed atop the field included paskwal (third
place for $20,700), DoiNW8BeTs (fourth place for
$16,350), Merseylad (fifth place for $13,800),
Sonygolf (sixth place for $10,350), og1512 (seventh
place for $7,950), RAGEUNIT22 (eighth place for
$5,250), Poortwacht3r (ninth place for $4,050),
and BrngMrRssns (tenth place for $2,850).
recently launched the Palladium Lounge for members
who generate more than 5,000 points in a calendar
month. Perks include 24 hour customer service,
exclusive promotions, and additional deposit methods.
Palladium Lounge Elite is available for players
who accrue 75,000 points per quarter and 300,000
points per year. Benefits of Elite status include
“snowboarding trips and adventure getaways”
as well as the chance to “represent PartyPoker.com
in televised events.”
parent company, Party Gaming, is traded on the
London Stock Exchange under the symbol “PRTY.”
In December, one of its co-founders, Anurag Dikshit,
admitted to violating the Wire Act of 1961 in
a New York court room. He agreed to shell out
$300 million to the U.S. Government in three installments.
Dikshit may also face up to two years in jail,
although a sentencing hearing is not scheduled
until December of next year. In the process, Dikshit
sent shares of Party Gaming climbing, as his actions
may serve to clear the air legally of any wrongdoing
by the company in the eyes of the U.S. Government.
Party Gaming was one of several publicly traded
companies to withdraw from the U.S. market following
the 2006 passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling
Enforcement Act (UIGEA).
to PokerScout.com, which tracks online poker room
traffic, PartyPoker ranks as the fourth busiest
worldwide by the number of cash game players,
boasting a seven day running average of 4,500.
It trails only PokerStars (23,200), Full Tilt
Poker (9,900), and the iPoker Network (5,700)
in that department. The iPoker Network, which
like PartyPoker does not accept U.S. customers,
is owned by Playtech.
PartyPoker added Quick Seat and table preview
features to its lobby. Players also now have the
ability to open similar tables to the ones they’re
playing on without having to visit the lobby.
Tiling and manual resizing of tables are also
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New promo from Party Poker is a big investment
for the company
11, 2009 (InfoPowa News) -- Gibraltar-based Party
Poker.com launches its audacious Million Dollar
Hand promotion today, which will run through to
22nd March. The promotion offers the chance to
win a cool $1 million or more through action at
the website's real money tables.
Players will get a playing card for every 15 PartyPoints
they earn during this period and will receive
a prize when they’ve built a five-card hand.
There’s a guaranteed cash prize if the hand
features a pair or better ... and a Royal Flush
will pay $1 million!
There's no limit on the number of royal flushes
that can be hit and the promotion starts with
players getting their first card for free. This
card will be available in a player’s PartyAccount
on the 11th March. Points are not removed from
player accounts following the promotion -- they
all count towards Palladium Lounge targets.
A PartyPoker.com spokesman said: “This is
an all encompassing promotion that pays $5 for
a pair - right up to $1 million for a royal flush.
We have had to insure ourselves against the possibility
of multiple royal flushes. All a player has to
do is collect points and cards throughout the
Other prizes available include $5,000 for a straight
flush, $1,000 for four-of-a-kind and $250 for
a full house.
Cash prizes will be paid to players within an
hour after they reveal their hand. Full terms
and conditions can be found at PartyPoker.com.
Man Australia Inks Deal With PartyPoker.com -
11th December 2008
to its already strong line up of poker brands
such as PKR.com, Virgin Poker and Pacific Poker,
Media Man Australia has come to terms with PartyGaming's
and PartyPoker.com were not featured at Australia's
CAP Down Under, of which Media Man Australia chaired
day one; however PartyPartners.com & Affclub.com
will be the platinum sponsor of CAP Euro, London
Media Man Australia and Casino News Media director,
Greg Tingle said, "We are absolutely delighted
to be now doing business with yet another of the
world's leading gaming brands. PartyGaming and
PartyPoker.com are right at the top of the online
gaming and casino world and we are excited to
be doing business with them, already reaping the
benefits of the association".
To Give Away Asian Poker
the month of December, PartyPoker are helping
their players to kick off 2009 in a big way by
offering them the chance to qualify for three
major live events.
are online now for the Philippines leg of the
successful Asian Poker Tour; the PartyPoker Irish
Poker Championships and the PartyPoker World Poker
Showdown, to be hosted in the Dominican Republic.
PartyPoker.com Irish Poker Championship is the
first major tournament in Europe in 2009 and is
held at the Radisson SAS Hotel overlooking the
glorious Galway Bay from the 2nd - 4th January
2009. Expect to see pros such as Mike Sexton or
Neil Channing if you win the $5,000 package including
Asian Poker Tour is only in it's second run but
going very strong – attending players last
year had no qualms with giving it five-star reviews.
The recent Macau leg was attended by WSOPE champion
John Juanda as well as 10-time bracelet-winners
Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan. This package is
worth $6,000 including a $2,700 buy-in.
PartyPoker.com World Poker Showdown takes place
on the 23rd January 2009 at a luxury resort in
the Dominican Republic. The $6,500 package includes
the $2,650 buy-in to the main event, $1,500 spending
money and seven days' accommodation at the all-inclusive
Sun Village Resort.
First Major Poker Tournament Of 2009 – The
PartyPoker Irish Poker Championship
first major European tournament of 2009 will take
place from January 2-5. The €2,000 buy-in
PartyPoker Irish Poker Championship will be hosted
at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Galway, Ireland.
Coverage of the main event will be televised and
wealth of big Irish poker names have already signed
up for the event including Noel Furlong, Donnacha
O'Dea, Marty Smyth, Padraig Parkinson, Ciaran
O'Leary, Premier League II winner Andy Black,
Liam Flood and last year's champion Jude Ainsworth.
From overseas expect to see Mike Sexton, Kenna
James, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Surinder
Sunar and 2008 Irish Open Champion Neil Channing.
Langstaff of Winmedia Ireland Ltd, an industry
leader in poker tournament coverage, said: "We
are delighted to be producing and transmitting
coverage of the PartyPoker.com Irish Poker Championship
on RTÉ again this year. The fact that RTÉ
are transmitting eight episodes of coverage rather
than the six they did last year shows the popularity
of the IPC."
REVAMPS REWARD SCHEME AND INTRODUCES PALLADIUM
PLO TABLES NOW AVAILABLE AND HEADS-UP CASH GAMES
December 2008 -- http://www.PartyPoker.com
believes the very best poker players deserve
the very best treatment. That’s why they’ve
just introduced a simple, straightforward and
generous reward program and launched Palladium
for top players. In addition, the latest product
upgrade has introduced resizable Pot Limit Omaha
tables and selected stakes heads-up no-limit cash
game tables will be available from next week.
new reward program is simple - earn points and
that’s it. No more weekly goals, no more
vesting of points - the number of points you earn
is the number of points you have. You can redeem
these points in the online shop for an array of
prizes including cash, satellite entries and land-based
tournament packages. The new program allows you
to redeem your points for cash at much lower levels
than before and PartyPoker.com has also introduced
the ability to buy bonuses with points. PartyPoker.com
has made sure that every player gets the same,
if not better, value from the new plan. See https://secure.partyaccount.com/pc/rewardsplan.do
for more details.
elements to new reward program:
earn PartyPoints for all your real money play
PartyPoints are the only type of point under the
Your points will be issued and credited to your
account right away
Your balance will be updated whenever you leave
You'll be able spend your PartyPoints in our PartyPoints
Store, where we've reduced our prices to give
you better value than ever
There are no restrictions, penalties, multipliers,
or loyalty levels
has also introduced Palladium Lounge http://www.palladiumlounge.com
for top players. Collect more than 5,000 reward
points in a month, and you’ll immediately
become a member of this exclusive club, where
you’ll enjoy exceptional service with the
Makin, Head of VIP at PartyPoker.com,
said: “The Palladium Lounge is easy to understand
and makes PartyPoker.com the most rewarding and
exciting online poker room around. We’ve
spent months listening to customers and are now
giving them the great program that they want.”
Palladium Lounge features:
than 30% in rewards and bonuses for your play,
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Plc is an online gambling company, best known
for its online poker room PartyPoker.com. It is
headquartered in Gibraltar and quoted on the London
Stock Exchange. PartyGaming Plc was founded in
1997 with the launch of Starluck Casino. Prior
to passage of anti-online gambling legislation
by the U.S. Congress, PartyGaming Plc was the
world's largest online poker brand (based on ring
game revenue and number of players); though its
total number of active players has diminished
with the loss of its U.S. customers, the company
continues to grow with a solid European presence.
was founded in 1997 as a network of gambling sites
operated by Ruth Parasol in the Caribbean. The
network eventually operated under an umbrella
company called iGlobalMedia, which then changed
its name to PartyGaming. PartyGaming's flagship
site, PartyPoker.com, was launched in 2001. Its
primary shareholders are Parasol, Group Operations
Director Anurag Dikshit, Marketing Director Vikrant
Bhargava (who joined the company in 1998 and 1999,
respectively), and Russ DeLeon (Parasol's husband,
Harvard attorney and serial entrepreneur). The
foursome sold over 23% of their combined shares
to take the company public on the London Stock
Exchange in 2005. Dikshit and Bhargava stepped
down from the company's board in May 2006. Dikshit
announced that he will remain with the company
as COO; Bhargava will continue as an advisor and
shareholder of the company while pursuing other
PartyGaming's holdings include the PartyPoker.com
poker site, PartyCasino.com, PartyBingo.com, and
Starluck and Planet Luck Casinos. In February
2006 PartyGaming introduced a new integrated platform,
enabling multiple games to be played without requiring
customers to log in each time and deposit funds
in separate accounts. An online backgammon site,
PartyGammon.com, was launched in mid-2006. In
August 2006 PartyGaming acquired Antigua and Barbuda
registered sports betting operator Gamebookers
which focuses on the European market.
to concerns about the legality of online gambling
in various jurisdictions around the world, the
company is incorporated in Gibraltar. At one point,
U.S. consumers represented around 75% of PartyGaming's
revenues. In October 2006, PartyGaming pulled
out of the US market following the passing of
anti-gambling measures in the Safe Port Act, and
the company's share price dropped 60% as a result.
In 2007 the Company bought Empire Online's Gaming
business and all off Intercontinental Online Gaming.
was launched in 2001 and has since grown to be
one of the largest online poker card rooms. At
peak times, tens of thousands of players can be
found playing on the site's virtual poker tables.
The site is endorsed by Mike Sexton, the host
of the World Poker Tour television show. The domain
partypoker.com attracted at least 3.6 million
visitors annually by 2008 according to a Compete.com
Games include Texas Hold 'em (No Limit and Fixed
Limit), Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-card Stud
and Seven-card Stud Hi-Lo. Stakes range from 0.05/0.10
to 100/200 for limit games, and 0.02/0.04 to 25/50
for No-Limit/Pot-Limit games.
Players can play for either real money or play
money. All poker variants offered at real money
tables are offered at play money tables. Party
Poker offers a bad beat jackpot, which has at
times grown to over $700,000 USD.
Party Poker makes money by taking a percentage
of each ring game pot (this is known as the rake)
and approximately 10% of entry fees for each real-money
tournament. The site has dealt over six billion
real money hands and over fifty-five billion play
money hands, including tournaments.
Party Poker is the official kit sponsor of Leyton
Orient football club, of the English Football
Party Poker offers hand history files for analysis,
discussion and conversion using a poker hand converter.
The site offers a variety of tournaments, ranging
from two to thousands of participants with some
very lucrative prize pools.
Single-table and multi-table tournaments are offered.
Furthermore, there are both scheduled tournaments
(which begin at a specified date and time) and
tournaments which are offered 24 hours a day and
begin as soon as the table is full. The latter
type of tournament is commonly called a "Sit
'n Go" or "SNG" tournament.
The flagship tournament is the PartyPoker.com
Million Tournament, a Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament.
The second, third and fourth Party Poker Million
tournaments were World Poker Tour events. The
tournament begins with online qualifiers but the
final stages are held at actual poker tables aboard
a cruise ship. The winners of previous Party Poker
Million events were Kathy Liebert, Howard Lederer,
Erick Lindgren, Michael Gracz, and Mike Schneider.
Additionally, there are play money tournaments,
but the offerings are not nearly as extensive
as the real money tournaments and mostly consist
of single table events.
Every player is limited to playing up to twelve
Hellkat is a form of Texas Hold 'Em poker developed
by PartyPoker.com. The games are played in the
same way as a normal Texas Hold 'Em tournament,
except that there is a time limit of 5 to 15 minutes
when the tournament will end. At the end the prize
money is paid to the three players with the most
chips. Because of the time limit, the players
with the lower stacks play fast and furiously
going all-in often as the time runs out.
Split with "skin" partners
In its early days, PartyGaming entered into several
marketing partnerships that allowed companies
such as Empire Online, who ran Empire Poker, to
share in a common pool of poker players. Players
could access the PartyGaming network either through
the PartyPoker.com software itself or through
the software of one of PartyGaming's "skin"
In mid-2005, PartyGaming made various moves to
ringfence its own players from those of the "skin"
partners. The company began to explore mergers,
buyouts, and other options. In October of that
year, PartyGaming launched an upgraded PartyPoker.com
software system that cut off the "skin"
partners from the main pool of players, and left
the "skin" players on the old system.
In November 2005, offer discussions with Empire
Online were terminated, and on 6 December 2005,
Empire Online confirmed that it had started legal
proceedings against PartyGaming in the High Court
of Gibraltar. On 14 February 2006, the two companies
announced a US$250 million settlement deal; PartyGaming
agreed to acquire Empire's "skin" operations,
and Empire dropped the suit. In December 2006,
PartyGaming announced the acquisition of the remaining
assets of Empire Online.
PartyGaming also acquired the operations of former
"skin" partners IntertopsPoker and MultiPoker,
in separate private transactions for undisclosed
operates PartyPoker.net, a free site that, when
PartyGaming offered real money gaming in the United
States, was advertised on United States television
as "the world's largest poker school"
due to restrictions of directly advertising gambling
sites. Prizes are offered for winning tournaments
on the site. Although no money is exchanged, an
age limit of 18 (or 21 in some states) is still
enforced. Players on the .net site play the same
games as players playing the free games from within
the PartyPoker.com software client.
the 1990s, Las Vegas consultant and actuary Michael
Shackleford ran a computer trial of the first
blackjack and roulette games offered by iGlobalMedia.
Shackleford stated that the "results clearly
showed they (the games) weren't fair. Ruth Parasol's
spokesman Jon Mendelsohn acknowledged that the
chances had "tipped too much toward the house",
but attributed the problems to "software
flaws", not rigging. It led to the development
of their own proprietary software rather than
using external platforms. There was no reimbursement
to the players iGlobalMedia allowed to play the
you first log in to your PartyPoker.com software,
you’ll arrive in the main Lobby. This is
where you can select a real money or play money
game and join a tournament. If you like, you can
watch the action while others play.
the center of the window, you'll see a list of
all our tables and tournaments. Simply use your
mouse to scroll through the list.
‘Browse’ and ‘List’ lobby
views give you two great ways to find the table
or tournament that’s right for you. Here’s
what they do:
‘List’ view uses a traditional ‘tree’
navigation structure which is simple, easy to
use, and instantly recognizable to anyone who’s
searched for a file on their PC
The ‘Browse’ view gives you access
to a range of filtering options which you can
use to refine the list of tables you’re
browsing; you can even use multiple filters to
make your search as precise as possible
You can toggle between the two Lobby views using
the icons at the top-right of the main tab navigation
can also choose to apply a 'filter' to your view
of the tables or tournaments.
more details about all the great features our
Lobby has to offer, take our guided Game Lobby