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Monthly Million - January 2009
Starts off 2009 in Style - 6th January 2009
Gaming CEO Discusses Future of Online Poker, by
Earl Burton - 6th January 2009
Mediaman Inks Deal With PartyPoker.com -
11th December 2008
To Give Away Asian Poker - December 2008
Poker at Crown
Casino, Sydney, Australia
Millions Winner Signs With PartyPoker - 6th October
Scott, who made history earlier this year by winning
the Aussie Millions — the first time an
Australian has done so in the modern era —
has signed a deal to represent PartyPoker.com,
the company recently announced.
former gourmet chef turned professional poker
player, the 37-year-old Scott perfectly captures
the spirit of the casual-turned-professional poker
player. He’s making his Party Poker debut
at the PokerNews Cup in Melbourne, which recently
great to put pen to paper and sign-up to represent
it’s always been my site of choice,"
said Scott in a news release.
"I am looking forward to defending my Aussie
Millions title in January and am even more excited
that I will be doing this as an ambassador for
with a large team of online qualifiers!"
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Hilton Versus Mike Sexton on Party Poker, by Tom
Jenkins - 15th May 2009
Poker News Daily)
the world’s second largest online poker
site or network that does not accept U.S. players,
may host a heads-up match between heiress Paris
Hilton and World Poker Tour (WPT) Host Mike Sexton.
The winner will take home a brand new Bentley.
2006, PartyPoker, which is owned and operated
by the publicly traded firm Party Gaming, offered
Hilton a chance to recoup a Bentley that she allegedly
lost in a game of poker. The luxury car in question
was a Continental GT, but Hilton failed to take
the then-world’s largest online poker room
up on its offer. Hilton quickly became the centerpiece
of the poker world, albeit for a brief time period.
A statement released by PartyPoker this week recalled,
“We challenge her to take us up on the offer.
Three years is a long time in show business and
we’re sure she’d jump at it now -
it is a simple offer for the former ‘Simple
Life’ star. Following the original offer
in 2006, the likes of Clonie Gowen also made public
challenges to the heiress, but so far Paris has
it’s déjà vu all over again
for the hotel heiress. She reportedly had her
new Bentley vandalized; PartyPoker stated that
egg throwing was to blame. Now, the online poker
site has quickly jumped back into the spotlight,
with the longtime WPT Host challenging the reality
star to a heads-up game with a Bentley on the
line. We’d like to think that Hilton’s
reaction was, “That’s hot.”
PartyPoker’s Warren Lush told Poker News
Daily what format the heads-up match may take:
“The Paris Hilton challenge nearly happened
last time and with what happened to her recently,
we thought it was right to reiterate our offer.
If she decides to accept, the format will be a
heads-up tournament, but we are open to discussion
about a definitive structure.” The name
of the game would be No Limit Texas Hold’em
and no deadline has been given for Hilton to respond.
played in the 2009 WPT Celebrity Invitational
at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. The tournament,
which played out in February, raised money for
The Vine Group. The beneficiary organization’s
ambassador at the event was none other than actor
Mekhi Phifer, who welcomed Hollywood’s elite
including Vince Vaughn, Jason Alexander, Ben Affleck,
Mena Suvari, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Ricki Lake,
Ray Romano, and Brad Garrett. The tournament was
ultimately won by poker pro Freddy Deeb and raised
$77,000 for The Vine Group.
may be best remembered for her leading role on
“The Simple Life,” a reality series
that also starred Nicole Richie, daughter of music
legend Lionel Richie. The show aired on Fox and
E! before vanishing from television airwaves two
years ago. Season 1 of the show sent the duo to
rural Arkansas, far away from their regular celebrity
lifestyles. During Season 2, Hilton and Richie
hit the road across the United States and found
themselves as interns for Season 3. The fourth
season of “The Simple Life” featured
the subtitle “Til Death Do Us Part.”
The fifth and final season sent the pair to summer
the voice of the WPT alongside Vince Van Patten,
re-signed with PartyPoker as its ambassador at
the end of April. A World Series of Poker (WSOP)
bracelet winner, Sexton also took down the first
$10,000 buy-in poker tournament ever held at Foxwoods
(which occurred in 1992) and was the first American
to win the Euro Finals of Poker. Sexton will represent
the popular online poker site at live tournaments
around the world and serve as the host of PartyPoker’s
suite at the Rio for the 2009 WSOP, which starts
in two weeks. He’ll also be regularly contributing
to PartyPoker’s blog. Sexton is a monthly
Guest Columnist right here on Poker News Daily.
His most recent entry reviews the Season VII WPT
to Launch Online Poker Service in Italy
Joint venture with Intralot announced
8, 2009 (CAP Newswire) -- Apparently unrelated
to yesterday’s story that PartyGaming has
agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice
comes the news that the company also has plans
to expand into the currently red-hot Italian market
in the very near future.
expansion will be in partnership with Intralot,
a Greek lottery systems provider. The two companies
are hinting that, if the Italian venture proves
successful, they will attempt to enter into more
overseas deals in the coming months, as well.
is the first member of PartyGaming's poker network
in Italy and will promote the new service through
its retail network, which includes 600 betting
outlets,” reported Reuters news service
is our third business-to-business deal in 2009
and we are confident of continuing to build our
portfolio over the coming months," PartyGaming
Chief Executive Jim Ryan commented in the Reuters
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.
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."
Mediaman 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,
Mediaman has come to terms with PartyGaming's
and PartyPoker.com were not featured at Australia's
CAP Down Under, of which Mediaman chaired
day one; however PartyPartners.com & Affclub.com
will be the platinum sponsor of CAP Euro, London
Mediaman 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.
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