PartyPoker review 2020
A popular provider of online poker, partypoker, has long been the market leader of real money poker on the Internet. Due to the withdrawal from the American online poker market, this position had to be handed over to PokerStars a couple of years ago. The Bwin Party Poker network was founded as part of a relaunch in 2013, which involved the partypoker software and the expanded range of gambling on the net. At the latest since the cooperation with the largest European sports betting provider Bwin, partypoker is now once again one of the absolute top addresses when it comes to real money poker on the Internet.
Following the fusion with Bwin, partypoker recently joined forces with GVC Holdings PLC (GVC for short) and is now the leading online poker brand of this multinational sports betting and gaming group. Thanks to its unique technology platform, GVC operates some of the most popular online brands in the industry, including Bwin, Sportingbet, Party Casino, Foxy Bingo and now, as mentioned, PartyPoker.
Particularly with gamblers from Europe the PartyPoker poker offer stands completely particularly highly in the course. We have tested the online poker room in 2020 and tell you here in detail, how the offer of the poker site exactly looks like and why poker at PartyPoker for players from Europe is particularly worthwhile.
Partypoker’s software is one of the best poker software solutions on the market in 2020. While there are still some competitors who outperform the provider in terms of graphics, the software runs absolutely trouble-free, no matter how many players are playing. Additionally, the partypoker software has some nice features like customizable themes and personal avatars. You can use the replay function to view the last hand played at the table and your hand history is also stored in the PP directory for a certain amount of time. In addition, the poker software is very clearly laid out so you can quickly navigate to the games you’re looking for and find specific tables.
The offer at partypoker in different poker variants is not unusually large but can come up with all the major poker variants, which in 2020 on the Internet like to play for real money. The focus is of course on Texas Hold’em Poker, which can be played with No Limit, Limit and Pot Limit. You can also play the very similar Omaha poker game with Pot Limit and in the Pot Limit Hi Lo variant. The offer is rounded off by 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud Hi Lo. The Fast Forward Poker version for cash games, tournaments and sit ‘n’ go’s is a fast-paced speed poker version where you are immediately seated at the next table after each discarded hand, so there’s hardly any boredom between two hands.
The tournament program consists mainly of Texas Hold’em and Omaha tournaments. At the heart of this is the in-house tournament series “Power Series”, which offers more than 150 tournaments every week at the betting levels Feather Weight ($2.20 – $11 buy in), Middle Weight ($22 – $55) and Heavy Weight ($109) and pays out a guaranteed winning amount of more than $1.5 million week after week. There’s also an interesting selection of high roller tournaments and satellites to all major live poker events starting at $0.01 stakes.
PartyPoker has a very large player base thanks to the fusion with GVC Holdings, so you can play all cash game poker variants and many different tournament formats around the clock without having to wait long for opponents. At peak times there are often more than 20,000 players online and even at times of low traffic there are at least 1000.
The play money tables at partypoker are also ideal for practicing
For experienced players, partypoker is a safe source of income. Especially since the cooperation with Bwin and GVC, many fish have been swimming around in the poker room, even at the cash game tables with medium to high blinds and at many high prize tournaments and satellites. Often these are casino players or sports betting gamblers who try their luck in the poker room from time to time. As an experienced player, you should have no problems with these opponents. However, since this has not been a secret for a long time, you should be careful not to end up at a table with the many other good players who use PartyPoker to take advantage of the inexperienced players.
Bonus and promotions
The PartyPoker welcome bonus of 30 euros doesn’t seem particularly spectacular at first glance. Nevertheless, we have recognized the PartyPoker bonus program as one of the top offers from poker sites for German gamblers. This is mainly due to the fair bonus conditions offered by the first deposit bonus and the numerous other bonuses. In addition to the many reload and free bonuses that are offered to active customers several times a year, PartyPoker also has a particularly creative and lucrative program of mission bonuses.
The PartyPoker cashback bonus program is worthy of special mention. Every week you can receive 40% cashback, simply and directly to your account. There is 1 point for every euro you win and once you have earned a minimum of 25 points, the cashback program begins. Again, the bonus conditions are on your side and very fair.
The bonus offer at PartyPoker is rounded off by a great loyalty program at absolutely fair conditions. Your Loyalty Points account is also linked to your sports betting and casino activities, so you can collect Loyalty Points in many different ways to climb the loyalty ladder and collect great rewards.
As a VIP player at PartyPoker, you can enjoy either Diamond Club or the even higher rewarding Diamond Club ELITE. At Diamond Club, some of the exclusive benefits include a 50% cashback from reaching the 100,000 target, with a 40% minimum. If you want to fly higher, there is a 60% cashback at Diamond Club ELITE plus a VIP package to the annual Caribbean Poker Party in Baha Mar, Bahamas! Additional benefits for VIP’s of both levels include dedicated 24/7 customer support and VIP service for the extraordinary Millions of events. Again, the conditions are extremely clear and fair.
The provider also knows how to convince in terms of seriousness and security. PartyPoker is not only a world-famous brand that has always kept a clean slate compared to some of its competitors in the past, but also has an official gambling license issued within the EU. In addition, partypoker uses secure, state-of-the-art data encryption and employs a whole team of IT experts to monitor gaming operations and ensure that your opponents have no way of cheating you by using manipulation software. The random number generators in the PartyPoker software are also regularly checked by eCOGRA, an independent organization dedicated to monitoring the fairness of online gambling offers.
pPartyPokjer provides a mobile app for mobile devices with iOS and Android operating system, with which you can use the online poker site PartyPoker. With the app you can link your existing PartyPoker account and play poker for real money anytime and anywhere with your mobile phone or tablet. Unfortunately, the app is not as technically mature as some competing products. In addition, no tournaments, but only Texas Hold’em cash games are playable for real money. One advantage of the app is that you can play for free play money at the same time, while most other real money apps do not have an integrated free practice mode.
In the area of banking and deposit options, German customers can access many different options at PartyPoker. From classic bank transfers and credit card payments to various e-payment services and the prepaid card Paysafecard, there is hardly a payment wish that remains unfulfilled. All these options are offered free of charge. However, some particularly convenient and popular payment options such as PayPal and instant bank transfer are missing.
The customer service at partypoker was totally convincing in our test. Competent and fast we were helped by the PartyPoker service staff. The partypoker customer service can be reached on a free hotline, by e-mail or via live chat. In addition, there is a detailed and clearly arranged FAQ section, which allows almost all important questions to be answered without the help of a customer service representative.
The partypoker poker online room is one of the top 5 poker sites in 2020. A clearly arranged software with the latest technology and some nice features makes playing poker for real money here especially comfortable and pleasant. When it comes to customer service, whether through the excellent customer support, the security standards offered or the bonus, loyalty and promotion program, partypoker plays absolutely in the first league. Here, the customer is king and gets everything he needs to feel good all around.
But the online poker PartPoker site also has some weaknesses. Above all the play offer leaves to be desired. The tournament selection is at best average and numerous popular poker variants such as Razz, 5 Card Stud, Draw Poker and Mixed Games are missing. The mobile pPartyPoker app is even more sparse, with which you can only play No-Limit Hold ’em at cash game tables.
However, partypoker’s poker room is highly recommended and if you’re an ambitious Texas Hold’em player, you’ll certainly get your money’s worth thanks to the great bonus offers, high tournament jackpots and many weak competitors.