Introducing the Party Poker! game room
The Party Poker room offers several advantages to those who want to start playing online poker. Before exploring the game room in a little more detail and telling you about the positive points, let's first see how to install it on your computer
Installing Party Poker
Installing Party Poker is easy. Just follow these few steps and you'll quickly be ready to play your first poker hand
On the home page, click on the big orange DOWNLOAD button.
Party Poker works on both Windows and Mac. Unfortunately, the room is not compatible with Linux
You will download a very small file called "PartyPokerSetup.exe". Double-click on the file to open it and launch the software installation
Once launched, choose your installation language and click "Next"
Now the software downloads and installs.
After installation, the software opens automatically and you should see a similar page to create your account
After entering your email address, username and password, click on REGISTER
The next step is to fill in some personal information to personalise your account. Once you have filled in the boxes, click on "Create my account".
First Deposit at Party Poker
Now it's time to choose from the different deposit methods
We won't go through each and every deposit method that Party Poker offers in detail, as the information is very clear once you click on any of the deposit methods you choose. Please note that all deposit methods are absolutely free of charge. Each deposit method has its own particularity, but as everything is clearly indicated, everything is easy to do
After your first completed deposit, you are now ready to play at Party Poker
Introducing the Party Poker Lobby
The next step will be to fill in some personal information to personalize your account. Once you have filled in the boxes, click on "Create my account".
The Party Poker Lobby is one of the most beautiful and intuitive lobbies on the market today. It's easy to find your way around and there is a wide range of games to choose from. Let's see what it looks like at a glance
In the top section, don't forget to regularly visit the "Promotions" tab where you will sometimes be offered personal promotions. In addition to poker, you will also be able to place sports bets in the "Sports" tab or play casino games in the "Casino" tab, but it is only in the "Poker" tab that we will be interested today. If you are reading this article, chances are that it is mainly poker that you are interested in
Party Poker's traffic is higher than many other rooms, which allows the site to have a very varied game offering. The different poker formats present at Party Poker are as follows (see red box)
These are the classic cash games. There are No Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha, No Limit Hold'em Short Deck and Fixed Limit Hold'em. There are tables for everyone, from the $2 maximum buy-in with $0.01/$0.02 blinds to the $40,000 maximum buy-in with $200/$400 blinds. You will also be able to play on any type of table, shorthanded (6), full ring (8) or heads-up (2)
Fast Forward is the same principle as the famous "Rush" poker introduced by Full Tilt Poker at the time or the Zoom poker present at Poker Stars. The principle of Fast Forward is simple; the second you finish playing your hand at the table, you are automatically re-rolled to another table and have a new hand waiting for you. Once again, there is something for everyone at Poker Stars. Note, however, that this variant is only available for No Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha
This variant is gaining popularity. For those who want a new challenge to change their Hold'em and Omaha routines, this is a great challenge. Short Deck poker is played with a reduced deck of cards. Cards 2 through 5 are removed to keep only 36 cards instead of the usual 52. The classification of the hands is slightly different from Hold'em
- A flush is higher than a full house
- Ace can be either a high or low card, and since there are no 2-5 cards, A6789 is the lowest straight. 10-J-Q-K-A remains the highest straight
- The 6, 7, 8, 9 and ace of hearts therefore forms a low straight flush.
Sit & Go
A sit & go is like a little tournament if you want to make an analogy. It doesn't start at a specific time, but when all the registrations are completed. The number of registrations for a sit & go can vary. There are sit & gos with 2 players, 6 players, 18 players and others with 180. This list is not exhaustive, it is only to give you an idea of the different sit & gos. There are mostly for Hold'em. Some offer cash prizes, others offer tickets to another tournament or more expensive sit & gos (satellites). Sit & gos are a very interesting poker format for beginners. It's a good way to improve your tournament play and it allows you to manage your bankroll well. It also allows you to set up a lot of volume quickly. It also allows you to limit your losses. If you play 10 sit & gos at $2, you know that at worst, you will lose $20. In cash games, it's harder to anticipate. There are also turbos or hyper turbos sit & gos. The speed of the sit & go determines your starting mat and the speed at which the blinds increase
A Spins tournament is a 3-player hyper turbo sit & go with a randomly drawn prizepool before the start of each spin. For example, for a $1 Spins tournament, the prizepool could be a minimum of $2 and a maximum of $10,000. This format has a higher variance than the usual sit & gos, but it is a more exciting format than the others. To be discovered
The good old tournament! There's something for everyone once again. There are $0.20 tournaments and others at $20,000, sometimes more. Even those with a minimum knowledge of poker are familiar with the tournaments. They are of all speeds, all buy-ins, start at fixed times and about 25% of the players will have a paid seat. Visit the Party Poker lobby to see the wide range of tournaments on offer
PartyPoker Million Online
Special tournament series are present in this tab. Depending on the time of year, different poker series will be presented to you. At the time of writing this article, this is the Million Series being held, but other series will be available throughout the year: Power Fest, Monster Series, KO Series, etc.
In this section, you will find satellites for live tournaments such as the WPT or the World Series of Poker for example. Live poker series all over the world. You will also find satellites for some of the big online tournaments at Party Poker. These days, for example, you will find satellites for the Party Poker Million Online series
In this tab, you will see the tournaments you are registered in. You will also have information about your statistics for the tournaments you are currently playing (your position, the number of chips you have, etc.). This can also be a good reminder for future tournaments. For example, if you win an entry for a tournament that will take place in a week's time, you will see your entry appear
Finally, at the bottom of the lobby, you will see information on current promotions. You will also know how many players there are on the site, the quality of your Internet connection and your local time
Some relevant information about the three red boxes below.
This is where you can make your deposits, withdrawals, view your personal information, view your deposit and withdrawal history or set a deposit limit for yourself
The Party Poker points system is a cashback system. Basically, when you play poker, you pay a commission and the more money you pay in commission, the more points you accumulate. The points will give you a return on the money you pay in commission
You must earn a minimum of 25 points during the week (from Monday, midnight, to Sunday, 11:59 pm CEST) to get the cash-back. Any real money poker game that charges a commission or fee is eligible for Cashback
Settings (the small wheel)
This is where you can set your preferences in the lobby. Once you have clicked on the small wheel, you will see the following options
It's important to move the tabs one by one to improve your playing experience. That way, when you multi-tabling, you will have a much more comfortable playing experience. For example, in the "Betting Settings" section, you will be able to set automatic buttons for the sizes of your pre-flop raises and the sizes of your flop bets. This makes the game much faster than having to manually write down each of your bets. It also avoids handling errors. For example, in a $10 pot, you click on 1/2 pot and you will bet $5. When you write down the number, you are more likely to make a mistake and write down, say $50 instead of $5; a mistake that could cost you dearly
Advantages of playing at Party Poker
There are many advantages to choosing Party Poker over another cardroom. Among these reasons are traffic. There are a lot of players all the time, which means that no matter what time zone you are in, you will have several opponents to face at the tables. High traffic also means better game play. There are plenty of tournaments and sit & gos at Party Poker which makes it a dynamic gaming room
The software is secure, easy to use, the deposit and withdrawal options are numerous, the caliber is reputed to be quite low (less qualified players, therefore, a better expectation of winnings) and the software has made giant strides over the last few years to become one of the best software on the market. If you are a regular player and you want to put a lot of volume, it is so much easier and more pleasant to have a software that works smoothly, without any glitch and that is ultra configurable. By default, the Party Poker software offers options that were previously only found in specialized software sold separately such as Table Ninja
In summary, the software is stable, secure, has a varied game offering, good traffic and is constantly updated. You also have a dynamic support that will answer all your questions. You will also notice that the software is available in both English and French, which makes it even more attractive
For further details about PartyPoker, you can visit their extensive and accurate FAQs at any time