Party Poker, the largest poker room in the world, is an interesting alternative to most of the other rooms. The graphics are a little cheesy and the the whole site 'feel' is a bit brash. However, there is a lot more going on than on other sites, giving a fast-moving atmosphere, whilst the customer back-up is spot on.
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Downloading the Party Poker software is quicker than that of most sites, and the site and software are clearer and friendlier than other sites as well. The player interface is clear and runs like a top, and has all the nice features like player notes and the ability to see the average pot for the last 20 hands. PartyPoker.com offers limits from $0.5/$1 right trough to $15/30. The pots are pretty juicy, and there are always lots of players online.
The BIG draw, and the main reason you should at least give it a go, is the Party Poker Million tournament. Now in its third year, it boasts a prize pool well in excess of one million dollars, with the finals taking place onboard a luxury cruise liner. Players can qualify for this biggie with just $25 - by winning a PartyPoker.com Million tournament - and receive a $9000 prize package, which includes the Finals tournament buy-in and the luxury cruise for two. Nothing like this exists in online poker!
Customer service is pretty good. If you need help with anything, whether it's deposits, the software itself, withdrawals, or any other issue, a live floorperson is always available, plus customer service by email and live chat are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In our tests they proved both knowledgeable and helpful.
The rake is 5% of the pot, to a maximum of $3. Limits $0.5/$1; $1/$2; $2/$4; $3/$6; $5/$10; $10/$20; $15/$30 up to $20/$40 $30/$60 fixed limit games.
The min. deposit is $50 using Fire Pay, VISA and Switch, wire transfer, cheques or money order. Withdrawals: They will credit back to your credit card the original amount you deposited. Anything more will be paid by cheque or Wire Transfer (costs US $35). The minimum withdrawal is US $50.