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.
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 Act (UIGEA).
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
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Dollar Poker Hand
New promo from Party Poker is a big investment
for the company
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 tables.
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 Lounge targets.
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
Other prizes available include $5,000 for a straight
flush, $1,000 for four-of-a-kind and $250 for
a full house.
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 December 2008
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
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
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 Resort.
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
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 Neil Channing.
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
PLO TABLES NOW AVAILABLE AND HEADS-UP CASH GAMES
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
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. See https://secure.partyaccount.com/pc/rewardsplan.do
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
Your points will be issued and credited to your
account right away
Your balance will be updated whenever you leave
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
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
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 will receive:
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
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
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 games.
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 $700,000 USD.
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
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" tournament.
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 events.
Every player is limited to playing up to twelve
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"
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 Online.
PartyGaming also acquired the operations of former
"skin" partners IntertopsPoker and MultiPoker,
in separate private transactions for undisclosed
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
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