At PartyPoker.com we believe our poker room is the most player focused and easy to use you can find. We are constantly reviewing and updating our software to ensure you have the best time you can have playing on our tables.
Here you can find out what great new features and innovations we've added to our tables and software as well as the hundreds of options you have available to create your perfect poker experience.
FastForward is the latest exciting poker offering from PartyPoker.com, the fastest way to play poker online.
In FastForward players buy into a ‘pool’ of players all looking to play the same game. Each hand you get dealt into will be against a new group of players. FastForward removes the wait between hands, letting you play more hands in a shorter amount of time. Once you fold a hand in FastForward you will be instantly moved to a new table where a new hand will be waiting for you.
FastForward also gives you the opportunity to ‘Fast Fold’ during a hand. This allows a player to fold a hand before the action hits them which reduces waiting time even further.
FastForward games can be found in the main lobby under the ‘FastForward’ tab. Click here for more Fast Forward information.
Single-Click Session Options for Multi-tabling
This feature allows players who play on more than one table to be able to sit out at all tables or fold and post blinds at all tournaments with a single click at one place rather than selecting the option at each table individually. The highlighted icon in the image below shows you where you need to click to be able to access the Single-Click Session Options for Multi-tabling.
To create more excitement we're introducing new heads-up tables called Anonymous Heads-Up.
The exciting part about these tables is that you won’t know who you're playing against and nor will your opponent. Your opponent's real screen name will be anonymous to you; the screen name that you do see will be a pseudonym.
Highlighting pro players
From now on our pro players will be highlighted on the tables where they are playing. You will be able to spot a pro player as they will have a chip icon on their avatar.
Pro players will also be highlighted with a chip icon before their screen name in 'Player Info' box in the main lobby for cash games and under 'All Players' in the tournament lobby.
Fold and Show
We are introducing another exciting feature called Fold and Show which will allow players to reveal one or both of their hole cards after folding in a situation when a hand has been won uncontested, or when no future betting can occur after the fold. This will help create more of a live poker experience.
You can disable this feature by going to Preferences > Table Options > General Options and unchecking the 'Enable Fold and Show Feature' option.
Adding MTT/STT lobby to a table's chat area
For your convenience we are bringing the tournament lobby onto your table.
You will be able to see the following MTT information about your tournament in the chat area:
- Chips in Play
- Largest Stack
- Smallest Stack
- Average Stack
- Your Position
- Next Break
- Time bank balance
On your STT table you will see the following information under the 'Tourney Info' tab:
- Chips in Play
- Largest Stack
- Smallest Stack
- Average Stack
- Your Position
- Time bank balance
We’ve enhanced the Tournament Lobby
You can now see the following information in the Tournament Lobby before your chosen tournament starts:
- Starting chips: _____
- Blind levels: ___minutes
- Rebuys/ add-ons: YES/No
- Synchronised breaks: On/Off
We now pay out in tournament dollars
You can now choose to get paid in tournament dollars as well as cash and freeroll entries. You can use tournament dollars (or tournament euro for our European players) to buy in to any of our real-money tournament and Sit & Go’s.
You can check how many tournament dollars you have by visiting your account overview at any time.
We always want to add more excitement to your time at PartyPoker.com. That’s why we’ve combined two off our favourite types of tournament to bring you the shootout satellite.
Offering the chance to win a shot at big prizes while enjoying some breakneck poker action, these new tournament will give you a truly unique buzz. The two types of shootout satellite you can get stuck into are:
- Double Shootout
- Tripple Shootout
Late registration status in the Lobby
Tournaments which allow late registration will now be shown in the Lobby with a ‘Late reg.’ status. It will also be found under both the ‘Running’ and ‘Registering’ filters.
Un-registration end time for Tournaments
A field named 'Un-registration ends' has been added under the "Tournament Info" section displayed on the right hand side of the main lobby. This field will display the time left for Un-registration from the selected tournament.
Late registration is great for those who sometimes lose track of time and enables you to get involved in a tournament even after the tournament has already begun.
PartyPoker.com is now enhancing late registration. We will now offer some tournament with late registration up to 6 levels into the tournament with late registration remaining open even if some players have been knocked out.
Tournament Registration from Website
Register for a tournament directly from the website without launching the client. Go to the Tournament Schedule page and register for your favorite tournaments by clicking on the Register button.
We are introducing ‘Synchronised Breaks’ for tournaments which will give you the change to get a five-minute break during every hour of tournament play.
More information on Synchronised Breaks
New MTT Lobby
- New tournament clock-style interface
- New easier-to-read interface
- Faster updates for prize pool and chip stacks
- Track your position
- Search for a player
Avoid the crowds and face your opponents one-on-one in our heads-up tournaments.
You can now receive alerts for any tournament you have registered for via the new tournament calendar. Access your calendar in the lobby.
PartyPoker.com is now introducing Tournament Dollars (T$). If you win multiple entries to tournaments, any extra entries will be exchanged for Tournament Dollars which you can use to buy-in to any real- money or Sit & Go tournaments*
*Except Heads-up STTs
Bet slider improvements
We're introducing an improved 'Bet slider' feature on our no-limit Texas Hold'em tables to make it easier than ever to bet the amount you want. You now have the option to select one of three different types of bet slider. Take a look at them in the 'Bet slider' area under 'Table options'. They are:
- The classic linear slider: this is the default setting. The midway point in the slider is the mid-point of your table balance.
- Midway: with this option, the pot size is the midway point in the slider.
- Exponential: choose this and the slider will rapidly increase to match your table balance.
Track your performance in more detail with our newly-updated statistics. You can now track you performance by table-type and game-type.
We provide you with more detail at every stage of a hand.
Your actions: we allow you to track where you fold, check, call, raise and re-raise. during the hands of your total games played. We also show you where you fold as a percentage of your hands played.
The final section displays a summary of your win percentage showing where and how you win.
Statistics can be reset at any time, statistics will be tracked from the last time the statistic where reset.
Stacking Console (Beta)
We have added 'stacking’ to the tiling and cascading table layout options. Stacking allows players to place, or 'stack’, all the tables on top of one another while navigating from table to table using the stacking console.
The main features are:
- Table list with relative position and timer alerts
- Concise and clear hand-history
- Details of the players still in the hand including their order to act allowing for quick positional assessment and previous action overlay
- Active console table with embedded action buttons
- Tables requiring attention, based on the time to act, clearly displayed
- Toggle between two tables with our previous table button
Making notes on your opponents just got easier: double-click on the player’s image at the table to open the ‘Notes’ section with their name already entered in the ‘Select player’ field.
Hand History Replayer
Reviewing your past hands is now more exciting thanks to the Hand History Replayer, which lets you look back at all the action just as it happened at the table.
Time banks are now available in ring games.
Table focus at action
There are three options for the table focus under Preferences>Multi-tabling>Timeout Settings:
- Table jumping to front at action.
- Table taking focus at action.
- Table stays in focus until action is completed.
‘Remember table layout’ feature
Once enabled, this feature will remember the layout of your tables when you close them and will open new tables at the same size and in the same position. If you change the layout of your tables, it will open your next new table in the same position as the last one you closed.
Please note that this is not a default feature. You’ll have to tick the ‘Remember table layout’ check-box under ‘Preferences>General>General Options’ to activate the feature.
This feature will remember the table layout last used on the specific computer you are playing on. Layouts will also be remembered for your secondary monitor, if you have one.
We have introduced three new deck designs so you can further customise your playing experience.
You can now select from different themes for both our modern and our classic tables, allowing you to easily distinguish between the types of games you are playing.
We have also introduced brand new player avatars for the classic table.
Equal Prize Tournaments
All Sit & Go tournaments where there are multiple top prizes of equal value, such as Double or Nothing tournaments, will now end as soon as only those prize-winning players remain. Leader board points will be awarded based on rank at the time of the tournament’s conclusion.
We now allow you to join speed tables out of position without having to wait for the big blind. We have also introduced the option to sit out at the next big blind.
We are happy to introduce nine-seat cash game tables for no-limit and pot-limit Hold’em tables and pot-limit Omaha. We will introduce nine-seat Sit & Go tournaments soon.
Super Speed Games
Enjoy even more action with our Super Speed Games which let you play more poker in less time. You’ve only got nine seconds to act – that’s nine seconds to calculate pot odds, put your opponents on a hand and decide if you want to play, making these games just for the smartest players around.
Super Speed Games features:
- Less time to act
- Automatically posted blinds
- After you sit down, you’ll only be dealt in once you’ve posted a big blind
- You can post the big blind out of position by unchecking the ‘Wait for big blind’ option
Multi-monitor support is now available, meaning multi-tabling has become even easier to manage.
Quick Seat and keyboard shortcuts
The functionality of both these features has been improved, allowing you to get to your game and act quicker.
Play-money chips now limited 250,000
Due to a number of illegal sites selling play-money chips, we’ve decided to limit the maximum number you can log in with. If you leave our software having won more than 250,000 chips, your balance will be capped at 250,000 the next time you log in. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope you’ll still enjoy the action at our play-money tables.
Player Dialogue to be removed from the Lobby
As we’ve started embedding players’ information into the Lobby, both the ‘Show player info dialogue’ checkbox and the dialogue it opens will be removed.
The Lobby views give you two different ways to find the tables and tournaments you want to play.