Rating: 8/10
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50% Rakeback
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Party`s cashier is very quick. Deposits are instant (no surprises there) and withdrawals are almost as fast. Typically it is less than 12 hours for neteller, and is usually about 3 or 4. This is very pleasing, especially since there have been a lot of limited term bonuses recently and I hope they`ll be offering more to try and hold on to the European and Canadian players.

Party Poker shares the same live games, single-table tournaments and payment process as Empire Poker, so their review is almost identical to Empire's. Party Poker has more than 10,000 people playing with money during peak hours. If we include players with play money, the site has more than 40,000 players during peak hours. Most of its traffic is from live games and single-table tournaments. They also have many multi-table tournaments and several multi-table tournament promotions. The most well-known is their Party Poker Million competition, where you can win a cruise trip and play in a tournament with a prize pool of more than a million dollars! In my opinion, Party Poker currently has the best multi-table tournaments on the Internet, due to the large number of people who play in them. They also have a tournament with a high entrance every Friday and Sunday, to which you can win an entry through one of their satellites.

Party`s software is one of the best in the business. There are several small annoying features about it which you`ll find out if you play there - my pet hate is the way the lobby pops up when you close a table. You can`t pick your own avatar, but the buttons are easy to find, and everything works pretty well, so I can put up with the green and yellow colour scheme (it`s easily modifiable though thankfully).

Party has had a lot of big poker tournaments, like the Party Poker Millions Cruises, satellites to the World Series of Poker, and large guaranteed prize-pool weekly tournaments. Most party tournaments have a lot of satellites, but there`s not a lot of small buyin multi table tournaments that pay out (as opposed to giving entries into larger tournaments). Their Sit and Go options are very good (although paying a whole dollar to enter a $5 tournament is just highway robbery - other places have $5+0.50, which is much better). You can also find single table satellites for their big multi-table tournaments. Party also offer multi-level SNG Steps tournaments The basic idea is that the winners from each round go through to another bigger buyin SNG, until Step 5 where the winners take a big prize - it`s the Chris Moneymaker dream on a smaller scale.

Party have a lot of other promotions, which are nice little extras. Their new player`s club (earn points to get merchandise or tournament entries) is pretty much the same as everywhere else, but their Bad Beat Jackpot is huge (one lucky table recently hit $739,622 - supposedly the largest Bad Beat Jackpot in poker history). Personally I missed a $600k jackpot when my royal beat a full house rather than Quads - on a double paired board, come on!) so I`m not a fan of jackpot games at the moment.

Use the following codes to get a bonus on your first deposit at Party Poker:
Use the PC25 code to get a $ 25 bonus on a deposit of any amount.
Use the PC100 code to get a 20% bonus up to $ 100. Therefore, if you deposit $ 200, you will get $ 40; if you deposit $ 500 you will get $ 100.
Basically, use PC100 if you want to deposit $ 125 or more, otherwise use PC25. You will be asked for the code when making your first deposit.

This place is pretty good with respect to payments. The first payment could take a while but then the process is very fast (usually 24-48 hours through Neteller). If you manage to get the highest player level (I do not know how you get it. I only know it takes time and happens after you have made several deposits / withdrawals) Neteller payments are made within 12 hours.

Competition is different here. Generally, in live games the competition is fierce. It is not uncommon to see players continue to the flop with Q6. However, the site is important and has its share of professionals. Also, in general, this site has some of the most interesting limited games.

Customer service
Your online assistance is pretty good. But some of the agents are not as useful as you'd like.

Differences between Empire and Party:
The only differences between these two poker houses are multi-table graphics and tournaments. I think Empire graphics are a little bit prettier, but Party Poker has many more and better multi-table tournaments than Empire. Party also has the Party Poker Million competition, which is an ingenious promotion. However, Empire also has multi-table tournaments, and tend to have lower tickets than Party (Empire tickets are almost always $ 10, while Party tickets range from $ 10 to $ 100). Empire is also launching a VIP club, which rewards players' activity. The more you play the more tournament freerolls you can win as well as more prizes and even cash. Currently, Party does not have something similar. Empire also has a slightly better bonus than Party. They give you $ 35, while Party gives you $ 25. So, my suggestion is: if you prefer to play cash games or single table tournaments, enter Empire because they have a VIP club and a slightly better bonus.

Featured Live Games
Texas Holdem, Omaha hi-lo, Omaha, 7-stud

Tournaments Offered
Single- and Multi-table with Fixed Limit Holdem, NL / PL Holdem, Fixed Omaha hi-lo, PL Omaha hi-lo, Fixed 7-stud (single-table only). They have many single-table tournaments but few multi-table tournaments.

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Party Poker Welcome Bonus
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100% up to $50
Deposit Bonus Information:   (Updated: 06/18/2016)
Open an account and receive a bonus - Welcome bonus.
Party offers a fairly standard 100% match up to $50 bonus for first depositors. This earns through in 5 segments. You are paid when you reach the appropriate VIP level. They will also give you a $5 no deposit bonus if you ask nicely.

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