Party Poker Review

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Last Updated: 19 May 2017

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Pros & Cons

 
  ++   Great sign-up bonus for casual players
 
  ++   Amazing rake races  
+ 4th largest poker network
+ Software for Android
- No US players
- No Mac software

PartyPoker for Mac

In addition to being able to use PartyPoker Instant Play on a Mac, you can also download PartyPoker software specifically for Mac.

Party Poker Rakeback Review

Although not prominently featured on their website, the PartyPoker loyalty rewards program is still active. While the site's loyalty rewards are mediocre, PartyPoker is the best poker site online for many players thanks to outstanding poker promotions!

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Status Points/Month
Bronze 0
Silver 50
Gold 750
Palladium 2,000

Players earn 2 points for every $1 paid in rake or fees. Earn enough points in a month to gain status levels, which determines the rewards you can purchase. Unfortunately for cash game players, you cannot purchase cash rewards unless you achieve Gold or Palladium status. As a result, cash game players who generate less than $375/month in rake must either purchase tournament tickets, or receive no Party Poker loyalty rewards.

The highest PartyPoker rakeback reward only equates to 23.6% equivalent rakeback (the $530 cash reward for 4,500 points, which is only available to Palladium members).

Unfortunately, it's impossible for us to keep our PartyPoker review 100% up-to-date because PartyPoker promotions are frequently changed (every few weeks) and analysing the real value of each promotion takes a significant amount of time. Our Party Poker review is based on promotions offered at the end of March, 2017. Although the specifics will change, the total value of Party Poker promotions should remain consistent.

Party Poker Promotions

At the time of writing this review, there are 7 PartyPoker promotions:

  1. Get Started Missions (Ongoing) - Complete 7 missions in order to win various rewards. We will cover this in more detail in the PartyPoker Deposit Bonus section.
  2. Cash Game Missions (Ongoing) - Party Poker offer 2 cash game missions, which can be completed on any Holdem cash game tables (excluding heads-up). Each mission rewards $25 upon completion, and players can only work on a single mission at a time:
    1. Win a hand at showdown with every pocket pair, in order, from AA to 22.
    2. Win a hand at showdown with every hand rank, in order, from 1 pair to a straight flush.
  3. Sit-and-Go Missions (Ongoing) - Party Poker also offer 2 missions for Sit-and-Go players. Players can only work on a single mission at a time:
    1. $10 bonus reward: Play 3 SNGs/day for 3 days, eliminate 1 player each day, and win a hand at showdown with AA, KK, QQ, JJ, and TT as hole cards.
    2. $25 bonus + $5 cash reward: Play 5 SNGs/day for 5 days, eliminate 5 players each day, and win a hand at showdown with 22, 55, 77, 88, and 99 as hole cards.
  4. Free $5.50 Jab Ticket (Ongoing) - Place a combo bet of $5, and if you lose, you get a $5.50 tournament ticket!
  5. $100k Cash Game Card Rush (23 Mar - 2 Apr 2017) - For every 2 points you generate playing cash games, you earn a scratch card (maximum 5/day). Each scratch card will award one of the following prizes:
    1. Cash, from $1 to $500
    2. Tournament tickets, from $1.10 to $215
    3. Leaderboard points, from 1 to 20 (total of $22,250 in prizes)
    4. PartyPoker Live VIP package worth $8,000
  6. Cash Game Title Fight (4 Mar - 1 Apr 2017) - This is a weekly PartyPoker rake race for players who play cash games (excluding fastforward and heads-up) up to 25¢/50¢. Oddly, the rewards for this cash game rake race is tournament tickets (10 x $215, plus $130 x $22).
  7. PartyPoker Millions (6 Feb - 9 Apr 2017) - This is a weekly rake race for players who play any Power Series tournament with a buy-in of $109 or above. Points are calculated based on the buy-in, number of entries, and what position you finish (players who do not finish in the money do not earn any points from that tournament). Each week, the top 10 players on the leaderboard win a package to play in any live PartyPoker event, worth $7,450. Players who win multiple packages can convert any beyond the first to tournament dollars.
Overall Rating
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    8.0

Determine your player category:

  • Casual Players
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     8.5 8.5
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        66
      Sign-Uup Bonus
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        1010
      Freeroll Value
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        11
      Rake
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        55
      Tournament. Fees
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        1010
      Sit & Go Fees
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        1010
  • Enthusiast Players
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     8.6 8.6
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        88
      Sign-Uup Bonus
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        1010
      Freeroll Value
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        11
      Rake
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        44
      Tournament. Fees
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        1010
      Sit & Go Fees
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        1010
  • Amateur Players
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     7.8 7.8
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        88
      Sign-Uup Bonus
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        88
      Freeroll Value
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        11
      Rake
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        55
      Tournament. Fees
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        66
      Sit & Go Fees
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        1010
  • Semi-Pro Players
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     6.7 6.7
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        1010
      Sign-Uup Bonus
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        33
      Freeroll Value
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        11
      Rake
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        66
      Tournament. Fees
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      Sit & Go Fees
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        66
  • Professional Players
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     6.5 6.5
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        1010
      Sign-Uup Bonus
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        11
      Freeroll Value
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        11
      Rake
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        66
      Tournament. Fees
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        66
      Sit & Go Fees
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        66
  • Hardcore Pros
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     6.6 6.6
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        1010
      Sign-Uup Bonus
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      Freeroll Value
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        11
      Rake
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        66
      Tournament. Fees
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        66
      Sit & Go Fees
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        66
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Party Poker Bonus Code

To qualify for all of the Party Poker promotions listed in this review, use our Party Poker bonus code: TPValue.

If you click one of the Party Poker banners or download buttons on this page, you will automatically be enrolled in the best PartyPoker promotions without needing to enter Party Poker promo code!

PartyPoker Deposit Bonus

Unlike most online poker sites, PartyPoker do not offer a traditional poker signup bonus where you make a deposit and they match it with a bonus that you must then release by generating rake or fees. Instead, new players to Party Poker who deposit at least $10 are given $10 in cash, plus $9.90 in tournament tickets:

  • 1 x $5.50 tournament ticket
  • 2 x $2.20 tournament ticket
  • 2 x $1.10 tournamet tickets

Like most online poker bonuses, you still need to work to release your $10 PartyPoker deposit bonus; before you can withdraw your $10 sign-up bonus, you must earn 20 points within 40 days (to earn 20 points, you must generate $10 in rake and/or fees). However, you get the $10 bonus up front, so you can use the bonus cash to release itself! Not only that, but using the 4 free tournament tickets will generate 1.8 points!

You will need to be a good player to release your $10 Party Poker bonus without risking more than just the $10 bonus. It's awfully difficult to generate $10 in rake starting with just $10! However, even if you are unable to release your bonus before losing it, you are still getting to play plenty of hands for free. There is no downside, so even a recreational player can benefit by risking someone else's money as they learn how to beat the game!

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Stakes Full Table 6-Handed
1¢/2¢ 440 hands 800 hands
2¢/5¢ 230 hands 240 hands
5¢/10¢ 150 hands 200 hands

Consult the table to find out how many hands you must play to release your $10 PartyPoker deposit bonus. Note that this is the average number of hands, based on the average amount of rake from these games, so your actual number of hands will vary depending on how frequently you get involved in big pots. In other words, you cannot just fold 150 hands in a row playing 5¢/¢10 and expect to cash-out your bonus!

More Party Poker Bonuses

PartyPoker also offer 7 "Get Started Missions" that are easy to complete, and reward even more bonuses for new players! You can start earning these rewards using your free $10 Party Poker deposit bonus. As you complete each mission, you are given rewards to let you complete the next mission. Thus, you can complete all 7 PartyPoker reward missions on bonuses alone!

Mission Requirements Reward
1 a) Play 5 Casual Cash Game hands
b) Win 1 Casual Cash Game hand
$5 Cash Bonus
2 a) Play 10 Fastforward hands
b) Win 1 Fastforward hand
5 x $1.10 SNG Tickets
3 a) Play 5 Sit & Go tournaments
b) Eliminate 1 player in a Sit & Go
c) Finish in the money in a Sit & Go
5 x $1.10 MTT tickets
4 a) Play 5 multi-table tournaments
b) Double your stack in an MTT hand
c) Finish in the top 75% in an MTT
100% deposit bonus
up to $25
5 a) Deposit at least $10
b) Play 25 CCG hands, 2 days in a row
c) Win a CCG showdown using both hole cards
100% deposit bonus
up to $25 
6 a) Deposit at least $10
b) Play 25 Fastforward hands, 2 days in a row
c) Win 1 hand with any pocket pair
100% deposit bonus
up to $50
7 a) Deposit at least $10
b) Play 50 CCG hands, 3 days in a row
c) Play 50 Fastforward hands, 3 days in a row
$25 Cash

As you can see, just playing 5 hands can earn you another $5 PartyPoker cash bonus, and just like your $10 PartyPoker signup bonus, you get to use this cash immediately! You now have FREE $15 to use to earn more Get Started Mission rewards!

This extra $5 bonus lets you complete the second mission, which rewards you with 5 $1.10 Sit and Go tickets, which lets you complete the third mission!

For missions #5-7, you will need to make additional deposits ($10 minimum). It is worth depositing at least the minimum in order to keep working through the missions. Unless you are getting absolutely slaughtered in the cash games, the $25 cash reward for completing all 7 Get Started Missions is worth it! Not only that, but you are earning even more bonuses with each deposit! If you are holding your own in the cash games, take full advantage of each deposit bonus in order to earn the maximum bonus.

If you were to play the lowest stakes (¢1/¢2 for Casual Cash Games and ¢2/¢5 for Fastforward), then you will only need to pay an average of $1.54 in rake in order to earn:

  • $25 cash
  • $5 bonus cash
  • $5.50 in Sit & Go tickets
  • $5.50 in MTT tickets
  • Up to $100 in deposit bonuses

That is one heck of a return on your investment! Just the $25 cash reward for completing Mission #7 represents 1,623% Rakeback!

And that doesn't even include the inital $19.90 from your Party Poker sign-up bonus. Between the sign-up bonus and Get Started Missions, you can earn:

  • $15 in bonus cash (given up front, but must be released by earning points)
  • $23.10 in tournament and SNG tickets
  • $25 cash
  • up to $100 in deposit bonuses

That's $63.10 in free poker money, plus another $100 in deposit bonuses!

Party Poker Freerolls

Although they frequently offer freeroll poker tournaments as part of promotions, there are no ongoing PartyPoker freeroll tournaments (and they were not offering any freerolls during the time period we analyzed their rewards programs).

Freeroll Name Frequency Time (UTC) Cost Value
Weekly Loyalty Tournament Sunday 6:00 pm 50 PPs $2.12


We have listed a tournament in the table above, but it is not actually a freeroll. Although it does not cost money to enter, this does not mean it's free! The PartyPoker Weekly Loyalty Tournament costs 50 Party points to enter and Party points have value (because they can be exchanged for cash). Based on the average number of entries, points spent on the Weekly Loyalty Tournament have an approximate value of 4.24¢. To get more value from your Party points than this, you will need to achieve Gold status. If you cannot achieve Gold status, then this tournament is the best use of your Party points.

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Party Poker Instant Play

PartyPoker Instant Play allows you to play poker from within your browser, without any download or installation required. This gives you instant access to PartyPoker from any computer!

Party Poker Instant play is available for use on both PC (Windows XP/Vista/7 and desktop mode of Windows 8) and Mac (OS X 10.5 and above, 64-bit systems only) for the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 7 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 14 and above
  • Safari 5.1 and above
  • Chrome 17 and above

Unfortunately, since Instant Play uses Java, it cannot run on iPads or other tablets, nor can it be used on mobile phones.

Party Poker Mobile

Although you cannot use Instant Play to play online with PartyPoker on your mobile phone or tablet, Party Poker do offer:

  • PartyPoker mobile for iOS, which allows you to download Party Poker on your iphone or ipad
  • A Party Poker mobile app for Android

Simply visit partypoker.com on your mobile phone or tablet and tap "Free Download".

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Party Poker for US Players

Currently, the only option for playing on PartyPoker for US players is nj.partypoker.com. To use this site, which is a collaboration between PartyPoker and Borgata casino, players must physically be located in New Jersey. Note that this is a separate network, meaning that you will only be playing against other players in New Jersey. As a result, the traffic on the Party/Borgata network is very low.

US players who do not reside in New Jersey cannot play on PartyPoker and should instead check out our list of the best online poker sites for us players.

FastForward Poker

On Party Poker's FastForward poker tables, as soon as you fold (or click the "forward fold" button), you are immediately whisked to a new table and dealt a new hand! No more waiting around watching other players play as you fold hand after hand! All Party Poker fastforward tables are 6-handed no limit texas hold'em, with stakes ranging from ¢2/¢5 to $2/$5.

Peak hours: 7pm - 10pm UTC
Peak Traffic: 5,900 players
Peak Cash Traffic: 1,950 players
Avg. Cash Traffic: 1,050 players
Low Hours: 3am - 12pm UTC
Low Traffic: 3,000 players
No US players
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Platforms

Windows

YES

Mac

YES

iOS

YES

Android

YES

Linux

No
Deposit Options

4B, Abaqoos, Bank Transfer, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, Dankort, DineroMail, Diners Club, Electronic Transfer, ELV, EntroPay, eps, EURO6000, eWire, GiroPay, goplay, iDeal, Instadebit, Instant Bank, Instant Banking by Citadel, Kalixa, Laser, Maestro, Mastercard, MisterCash, Monedero, Moneta, myCitadel Wallet, NETELLER, Nordea, PayBox, PayPal, paysafe card, POLi, Przeleway24, QIWI VISA Virtual, QIWI Wallet, Skrill, Sofotuberweisung/Sofortbanking, Teleingreso, Ticket Premium, Ukash, VISA, VISA Electron, Western Union

Withdrawal Options

Bank Transfer, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, Electronic Transfer, ELV, EntroPay, eWire, Instadebit, Kalixa, Laser, Moneta, myCitadel Wallet, NETELLER, PayPal, Skrill, Ukash, VISA, VISA Electron

Country Restrictions

Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, USA (including minor outlying islands)

Maximizing Your PartyPoker Rakeback

Your first focus for maximizing your Party Poker rakeback is to make sure you get the most out of the generous PartyPoker sign-up bonuses and promotions. Follow the advice in that section, and you can get $63 free, plus another $100 from deposit bonuses!

Next, take advantage of the combo bets promotion every week. This is a risk-free bet, because if you lose your bet, you get a $5.50 tournament ticket! To get the most value from this promotion, select high risk combo bets with big pay-offs. You want to win the $5.50 tournament ticket most of the time, and get an infrequent, but large payout when your combo bet wins.

Status Rakeback
Bronze 5.5 - 7.3%
Silver 7.3%
Gold 10.0 - 15.1%
Palladium 20.0 - 23.6%

With regards to loyalty rewards, the only difference between status levels is rewards available, and in some case their cost. Unlike other poker site VIP rewards, PartyPoker players do not earn more points based on their status level. As a result, you can game the system a little bit. For example, if you are typically a Silver status member, but have saved up lots of points, consider playing a lot more poker for a month (possibly at higher stakes). If you can qualify for gold status for just 1 month, you can spend your points and get a much better equivalent rakeback rate. If you are a Bronze level player, do not bother - the Silver status rewards offer the same equivalent rakeback.

Unless you are able to achieve Gold status, the best use of your PartyPoker loyalty points is the Weekly Loyalty Tournament each Sunday. This tournament costs 50 PartyPoints to enter, has a $1,000 prize pool, and gets an average of 471 entries. If we divide the prize pool by the number of entries, we get an average value per player of $2.12. Divide this by $25 (the amount of rake or fees required to earn 50 PartyPoints) and we get an equivalent rakeback of 8.5%, which is better than any of the rewards available to Bronze and Silver status members.

PartyPoker Mission Rewards

We have analysed each mission to determine which is easier to complete. 

PartyPoker Cash Game Missions

Do not chase Cash Game mission rewards! Simply activate a mission, and let them complete naturally. If you focus on trying to win with specific hands, or slow-playing big hands to ensure you win at showdown, you could end up losing more money than the missions are worth!

  1. Pocket Pairs - This should take approximately 17,000 hands to complete.
  2. Final Hands - This mission should take approximately 50,000 hands to complete.
Stakes Full Table Avg. Rake 6-Max Avg. Rake
17k Hands 50k Hands 17k Hands 50k Hands
1¢/2¢ $35 $102 $29 $85
2¢/5¢ $66 $194 $96 $283
5¢/10¢ $104 $306 $116 $342

Both cash game missions reward $25, so obviously you should start with the easiest mission (pocket pairs) first. The stakes you play will obviously have a huge impact on the average rake you can expect to pay to complete each of these missions. As you can see from the table, these missions are not worth chasing. Instead, think of them as a nice little bonus if you are already planning to play cash games. If you do not typically play cash games, then do not do so just to try to complete the cash game missions!

Do not jump back and forth between missions! You may be tempted to give up on a mission once it gets difficult, and start knocking off the easy steps on the other mission. However, you do not get paid for completing steps so all this does is delay the time before you get your first reward!

Party Poker Sit & Go Missions

If you plan to play 5 or more Sit-and-Go's every day for 5 days in a row, then start with that mission, because its rewards are better ($25 bonus, plus $5 cash). If either 5 SNGs/day, or playing for 5 days straight is a challenge, then start with the other mission (3 SNGs/day for 3 days).

Unlike the cash game rewards, PartyPoker Sit-and-Go missions are absolutely worth doing, even if you do not regularly play SNGs! Playing 3 x $1.10 SNGs/day for 3 days costs just $9.90 and rewards $10 in cash bonuses. However, the actual cost is just 90¢; the other $9 is invested in the prize pool, and if you're not planning to finish in the money in at least some of these SNGs, then why are you even here? Playing 5 x $1.10 SNGs/day for 5 days costs $27.50 ($2.50 actual cost) and rewards $25 in cash bonuses, plus $5 cash.

You may need to play an extra couple of SNGs to complete the daily hand requirements. If you do not typically play SNGs, then go ahead and chase these mission requirements (that is, try extra hard to win with the required pocket pairs to reduce the number of SNGs you must play each day).

If you do not regularly play SNGs, then start with the 3 SNGs/day mission. If things go well and you are able to profit from the combined SNGs and mission rewards, then move on to the 5 SNGs/day mission.

The promotions listed below will expire by the time we publish this PartyPoker review. However, we expect these promotions will reappear in the future, and our tips for getting the most from each of these Party Poker promotions will undoubtedly apply to other, similar promotions that Party Poker will offer in the future.

Party Poker $100K Cash Game Card Rush

This promotion is ideal for players who typically play micro to low stakes cash games (from 1¢/2¢ to 25¢/50¢) and generate between $1 and $5 in rake each day. Using very conservative estimates, we have calculated the value of each of these cards at 30¢, which means they provide 30% rakeback on your first $5 of rake generated daily. If you generate $5 rake every day, then the value increases substantially since you have a high chance of placing highly on the promotion's leaderboard.

Title Fight Cash Game Leaderboard

Stakes Full Table Hands
6-Max Hands
$22
$215 $22 $215
1¢/2¢ 24,500 274,000 29,450 330,000
2¢/5¢ 12,900 144,000 8,850 98,900
5¢/10¢ 8,200 91,650 7,350 82,350
10¢/25¢ 3,280 36,660 1,700 18,950
25¢/50¢ 1,730 19,400 1,350 14,950

Like most rake races, casual players will not earn any of these rewards. However, unlike other rake races, this promotion is based more on volume of play than stakes (since you only earn points playing cash games up to 25¢/50¢). Of course, it is far easier to place highly on the leaderboard playing 25¢/50¢ versus 1¢/2¢!

To earn the $22 tickets, you will need to generate roughly $50 in rake at these stakes within the same week, for an impressive 44% equivalent rakeback from this promotion alone. For the $215 ticket, you will need to generate approximately $560 in rake at these stakes during a single week, which is 38% equivalent rakeback. Consult the table to see approximately how many hands this equates to (but of course your target number of hands will vary depending on how tight or loose you play).

Hopefully in future rake races, PartyPoker won't give tournament tickets as rewards for cash game players!

PartyPoker Millions Leaderboard

This is a rake race for high buy-in ($109+) tournament players. Unlike cash game rake races, which are based purely on rake, tournament leaderboards are based on results. We have accounted for this variation as much as possible in our value analysis of this promotion, but it does mean that your results will vary. Unlike cash game rake races, we cannot say that simply paying $X in fees will earn you $Y rewards. You could get lucky (or just be really good) and finish in the leaderboard top 10 playing just a few tournaments, while another player could play every tournament and still not finish in the top 10 (either because they are very unlucky, or very bad at poker tournaments). 

The prizes from the PartyPoker Millions leaderboard promotion are insanely good (a $7,100 live event entries, plus $350 cash for the top 10 finishers). Based on the average points required to place in the top 10 each week, we have calculated that any player who plays 31 or more of these tournaments each week should average over 100% equivalent rakeback from this promotion alone! In other words, you will receive more value in prizes than you will pay in fees. hen must be earned in a similar way as the deposit bonus. However, with bonus cash rewards you have 180 days to earn the bonus, it is cleared in 5 increments (each increment is 20% of the bonus total), and the requirement to clear the full bonus is 25% of the points spent. This dramatically reduced requirement makes the bonus cash very easy to clear. Unless you plan to never play again on PartyPoker, spending your points on cash instead of bonus cash is a huge waste, as the bonus cash reward offers as much as double the value of the cash reward for the same points!

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