PartyPoker And Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment News
- 1st July 2011
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November and December sees the exciting World Domination
promotion return to PartyPoker
as players are invited to take over the world, one
city at a time.
this World Domination period, PartyPoker
is going to award thousands of dollars worth
of cash payouts and freeroll tournament seats, while
also giving the players a chance to challenge for
a massive $100,000 top prize!
over the World
order to achieve world domination and take down the
cash prizes, all players must do is earn PartyPoints
between Nov. 7 and Dec. 32.
time a player earns 10 PartyPoints they will be randomly
awarded 1 of 72 different cities from around the world.
They will now have dominated that city and are encouraged
to keep earning PartyPoints and taking over more and
more cities. Players are able to be awarded the same
city more than once and some cities will be harder
to capture than others.
cities will also award an instant prize but the biggest
prizes are awarded to players if they manage to conquer
entire countries and continents. The $100,000 is what
all players should be aiming for and that is awarded
to anybody who manages to accumulate all 72 unique
cities will award an instant prize or at the very
least a freeroll ticket, while each continent and
country has a different prize value. For example,
if you conquer all four cities in England, you will
be awarded an instant prize of $1,500! In addition
to this, if you then go on to claim each and every
country in Europe, you will be awarded a massive $20,000
and be well on your way to winning the $100,000 that
goes along with achieving world domination!
can get started right now and earn their first city
for only 5 PartyPoints, so make sure you head over
to Party Poker and start taking over the world!
order to snatch your free bankroll, all you have to
do is sign up for a PartyPoker
account and wait for your immediate free credit of
$25. Once you receive the $25, head to the tables
and earn 200 PartyPoints, whereby you will then be
awarded an additional $25!
means that you will have earned 20 countries in the
World Domination promotion while also receiving your
free bankroll! Play smart and play often. Good luck
at the tables.
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jackpot is currently approaching the $4 million mark.
Players can also compete for The Big One and Marvel
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most recent game releases include Shaaark! SuperBet,
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Digital Entertainment Co-cEO Jim Ryan has gone on
record advising PartyCasino
will soon feature more Hollywood blockbuster themed
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have been recently tipped off that an all time classic
movie adaption will be showcased in the PartyCasino
portfolio within 1 month.
PartyCasino has the world's most impressive line
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customers can also benefit from rewards and bonuses
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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:
Poker News Daily)
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 email@example.com
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
home in a brand new Aston Martin DB9 Coupe.
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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.
PartyPoker 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
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 available. (Credit:
Poker News Daily)
Dollar Poker Hand
New promo from Party Poker is a big investment for
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
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
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 period.”
Other prizes available include $5,000 for a straight
flush, $1,000 for four-of-a-kind and $250 for a full
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
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 2008.
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 $2,800 buy-in.
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
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 distributed internationally.
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
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 LOUNGE
PLO TABLES NOW AVAILABLE AND HEADS-UP CASH GAMES NEXT
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 Lounge http://www.palladiumlounge.com
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.
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 new
Your points will be issued and credited to your account
Your balance will be updated whenever you leave a
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 personal touch.
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, guaranteed
– that’s PartyPoker.com’s biggest-ever
Rewards that best suit you, such as special leader
boards, rake races, and non-deposit reloads
VIP service around the clock
also an even more exclusive level of membership: The
Palladium Lounge Elite is for members who earn over
300,000 points within a year and maintain a minimum
of 75,000 points per quarter. As well as enjoying
all our excellent regular benefits, Elite members
Additional rewards offered only to our most valued
Exclusive events every quarter
Opportunities to play in live televised events
you demand this kind of service, join the most rewarding
VIP club around. You won’t be disappointed by
what it has to offer. Find out more about Palladium
Lounge at www.palladiumlounge.com
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 business interests.
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 study.
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
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
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 League
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"
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
Every player is limited to playing up to twelve tables
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" partners.
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
PartyGaming also acquired the operations of former
"skin" partners IntertopsPoker and MultiPoker,
in separate private transactions for undisclosed amounts.
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 unfair games.
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 QuickTour.