PartyPoker.EU Online Poker Review

PartyPoker.eu overview

PartyPoker.eu was launched on June 4, 2018, replacing both PartyPoker.fr and PartyPoker.es and combining their player pools. It’s currently available exclusively to players from France and Spain, and its main competitors are PokerStars Europe, Winamax, and iPoker Europe. The software powering this new platform is the same one powering the international PartyPoker network, but there are many differences between the two concerning supported poker variants, promotions, and tournament lineup.

The PartyPoker brand was founded in 2001 and was initially owned by PartyGaming. Back in the early noughties, PartyPoker was the most popular online poker platform in the world. This changed in 2006 when PartyGaming decided to withdraw from the American market due to changing legal circumstances, allowing PokerStars to take the lead in the industry. Nowadays, PartyPoker is owned by GVC Holdings, and the sites operating under it are available in 14 different languages.

How to sign up for PartyPoker.eu

To create a real money PartyPoker.eu account, first download and launch the software client. Once the application starts, you can sign up by entering your personal details. Next, you’ll be asked to verify your account by submitting a scan of your ID and bank account statement to be able to take advantage of both welcome promotions.

PartyPoker.eu signup bonus – SPINS Ticket offer

PartyPoker.eu wants to greet its new players as warmly as possible. So, the warmest thing possible is a chance at $1 million, just for depositing the first time.

SPINS is partypoker.eu’s fast-paced hyperturbo that pits three players against each other in a winner-take-all match. The prizepool for each SPINS game varies randomly, but can be as high as 240,000x the players’ ticket value. In other words, a $5 ticket could be worth $1 million!

partypoker.eu will award a free $5 SPINS ticket to any player who makes his or her first deposit. However, more SPINS tickets will come based upon the amount of the deposit.

A £/€/$10 deposit will trigger a bonus of $10 in SPINS Tickets. These tickets will release to the player over the course of the next 6 days in varying denominations.

A £/€/$20 will result in a whopping $30 worth of SPINS Tickets for the player. Similarly, partypoker.eu will dispense these to the player at intervals during the next 6 days.

Visit partypoker.eu today and get started with those SPINS!

PartyPoker.eu traffic overview

In the opening month, PartyPoker.eu attracted about three times fewer players than its biggest rival, PokerStars Europe. The 7-day average for cash games was 350. At peak traffic, the number of cash game and tournament players increases to about 850. You can expect around 1,000 active players during weekend evening hours. These numbers are guaranteed to rise in the coming months. Despite being a new site, PartyPoker.eu is already pulling more players than iPoker Europe, which had a three-month head-start.

PartyPoker.eu games

At the moment, cash games on PartyPoker.eu fail to impress, but the wide MTT selection makes up for this shortcoming.

PartyPoker.eu cash games

PartyPoker.eu supports four poker variants for cash games: No-Limit Hold’em, Fixed-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Hold’em, and Pot-Limit Omaha. NLHE games receive enough traffic to keep them running 24/7. FLHE and PLO are considerably less popular, but if you stick to lower stakes, you can play those variants at any time. The PLHE lobby is usually empty, and it’s surprising that PartyPoker opted for this Hold’em format instead of a Stud game. Available stakes are as follows:

  • No-Limit Hold’em: from $0.01/$0.02 to $5/$10
  • Pot-Limit Omaha: from $0.01/$0.02 to $5/$10
  • Fixed-Limit Hold’em: from $0.02/$0.04 to $30/$60
  • Pot-Limit Hold’em: from $0.10/$0.25 to $5/$10

PartyPoker.eu multi-table tournaments

With over $1,000,000 in guaranteed prizes each week, PartyPoker.eu’s MTTs are among the platform’s most impressive offerings. Buy-ins range from $0.55 to $250, which should satisfy both budget players and die-hard high-rollers. Thanks to the high number of progressive KO tournaments and 6-max events, PartyPoker’s European lineup feels fresh compared with what other regional networks have in store. The biggest MTTs are held on Sunday and come with the following prize guarantees:

  • The Master – $50,000 guaranteed
  • The Main Event – $25,000 guaranteed
  • The Shield – $10,000 guaranteed
  • Second Chance – $10,000 guaranteed

Other poker offerings on PartyPoker.eu

Just like its international counterpart, PartyPoker.eu supports two sit & go tournament variations as well as fast-fold play.

Sit & Go tournaments

Standard S&Gs are available for both No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha. Buy-ins range from $0.50 to $200. Supported gameplay modes include Standard, Turbo, and Hyper-Turbo. Most games are played in a 6-max format, but full-ring or heads-up options are also available.

Sit & Go JACKPOT

JACKPOT S&Gs are fast-paced 3-max single-table tournaments with a randomly generated prize pool. If you’re fortunate, the prize pool can be worth 1,000 more than the ticket, but in most cases, you’ll end up competing for just two buy-ins. Ticket prices in this mode range from $1 to $100.

Fastpoker

Fastpoker is a fairly standard take on the fast-fold poker formula. Every time you fold your hand, you are transferred to a new table, so you don’t have to wait for others to start playing with new cards. Fastpoker is currently available exclusively for No-Limit Hold’em, with stakes ranging from $0.02/$0.04 to $0.10/$0.25.

PartyPoker.eu rewards program

PartyPoker.eu has a volume-based VIP program. All real money players accumulate loyalty points at the rate of 2 points per every $1 paid in rake or tournament fees. Every player is also awarded a rank based on the number of loyalty points acquired over the previous month (or, in the highest ranks – quarter.) This rank determines the price of rewards that can be purchased with loyalty points.

Here’s a simplified breakdown of the system along with point total you need to earn each month to maintain a specific loyalty tier:

  • Bronze – 0 points/month
  • Silver – 400 points/month
  • Gold – 1,000 points/month
  • Palladium – 9,000 points/quarter
  • Palladium Elite – 50,000 points/quarter

PartyPoker.eu deposit/withdrawal options

PartyPoker.eu supports a wide range of deposit and withdrawal methods, but their availability depends on your location.

Deposits

All PartyPoker.eu deposits are free, but keep in mind that the operator will not cover any fees imposed by your payment processor. Available deposit methods are:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Entropay
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Fast Bank Transfer
  • PaySafeCard
  • Instant Banking
  • GoPlay (Spain only)
  • Euro6000 (Spain only)

Withdrawals

Withdrawal methods should roughly correspond to the payment methods available in your area. To find out more, we recommend contacting PartyPoker.eu’s customer support. Most requests are processed within 24 hours, but in some cases, the process can take up to three days.

Please note that you won’t be allowed to place a cash-out request until your account is verified.

PartyPoker.eu support

PartyPoker.eu’s support is available 24/7 and can be contacted using the following methods:

  • Telephone
  • E-mail at infos@partypoker.fr (tech@partypoker.fr for technical help)
  • Live chat

PartyPoker.eu’s website also has an FAQ section as well as an extensive “How to Play” guide which covers poker basics and explains how to use PartyPoker’s software.

PartyPoker.eu promotions

PartyPoker.eu offers players additional value by allowing them to take advantage of limited-time promotions. These promotions can range from poker missions that enable you to participate in a $2,000 Cash Booster tournament to weekly leaderboards with $20,000 waiting for the platform’s most skilled and active players. Mobile players receive even more benefits – they can join special mobile-only $20 freerolls and earn two times more loyalty points during Sunday Happy Hours.

Conclusion

PartyPoker.eu may be lacking in cash games, but its generous promotions coupled with an excellent tournament lineup more than make up for this limitation. Traffic in the opening month was understandably lower than on both PokerStars Europe and Winamax, but given the quality of PartyPoker’s package, we are confident this network will carve out a significant slice of the European online poker market.

Brett Collson

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