This week we’re looking at Party Poker and their current promotional offers. As has been more than well publicised Party Poker do not accept US players, having pulled out of the American market around the time that the UIGEA was announced.
The very generous Anurag Dikshit paid 300 Million USD to the DoJ by way of apology for accepting US players which may, or possibly may not, clear the way for Party Poker to head back into the US next year.
Despite being out of the loop in the US for years now Party Poker has regrouped and progressed, becoming the second biggest online poker outfit, and could further challenge Pokerstars for the number one spot when the merger with Bwin, and the pooling of liquidity between the two companies, finally comes into play. Importantly Party Poker’s reputation for fairness and for prompt payments is among the best in the business and with their size comes a full range of promos to attract all.
Up to $/€/£500 Welcome Bonus. Awarded at 10% at a time you can get a deposit match up to $/€/£500 simply by earning 6,8 or 9 times your bonus figure in ‘Party Points’ depending on your currency of choice. As a new player you will also be eligible for a seat in the $5K Bankroll Booster on Sundays. Even when your ‘new player’ status is over there are many ways to qualify for this tourney including making new deposits, earning a few player points or earning entry via freerolls.
Cash game players
For the heavy duty cash game player you’ll be looking at becoming a ‘Palladium Elite’ VIP by earning 40,000 Party Points per quarter. This in turn will entitle you to up to 50% rakeback in cash rewards and bonuses. On the way to hitting Palladium level you will also be participating in the ‘Card Rush’ promotion which suits big and small players in awarding anything from loyalty points up to a $5,000 cash prize. Furthermore there is a a ‘Card Rush Race’ where the winner can collect a healthy $9,000 first prize.
ALso running right now is ‘The Gladiator’ which is very similar to the old ‘Iron Man’ Full Tilt promotion. The more you play, and the more often, the greater the rewards can be but you can be rewarded for the consistent daily earning of just one loyalty point. The Bad Beat Jackpot currently stands at over $50,000 and hits when quad eights or better are beaten. Hammer the Bad Beat tables this week and you could rack up all manner of bonuses.
Like many sites Party Poker offer S&G Steps. Starting at Step 1 for $3 you can win your way to Step 6 for a $2,000 first prize. There is also $40,000 given away in Weekly and Monthly Leaderboard prizes split between S&G Tournaments and MTTs.
Alongisde the Leaderboards mentioned above Party Poker offer millions in guaranteed tournament prize pools including a $200K weekly and $30K daily. As sponsors of the WPT, Party Poker offer numerous ways to qualify for some of the most prestigious events in the offline poker world, for free. You can also qualify, again starting from freerolls, for a $13,000 package to Vienna for ‘Premier League Poker V’ where you can take on the elite in this televised event. Last but not least there are over $100,000 in freerolls every month, so as you can see there’s a lot going on with Party Poker this week.