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Party Poker Canada

Party Poker CanadaParty Poker for Canadians

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Website: www.partypoker.com  #1 Poker Site for Canadians  Game Filter is Tricky
Established: 2001   Very Quick and Reliable Software  Phone Support From India
Email: info@partypoker.com  High Traffic and Lots of Fish  
Canada Phone Support: 1-877-447-2183   Fast Deposits and Withdrawals
Country: Gibraltar  Up to 50% Rewards VIP Program  
Compatibility: Party Poker PC Party Poker Mac Party Poker Linux    
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Can Canadians Play at Party Poker for Real Money?

Yes Canadians can still play at Party Poker for real money - PartyPoker has been available to Canadians for over 10 years since 2001.  PartyPoker.com has the longest track record of safe reliable online play for real money of any site and is legal to play at in Canada.

Party Poker Bonus for Canadians

Party Poker offers Canadians the same bonus as it does all other players and it is a 100% deposit match up to $500 dollars (US dollars). The minimum deposit to claim your bonus is $25 and to maximise your bonus deposit $500, you can deposit more if you prefer a larger bankroll.  You clear your bonus at the rate of 8 points per dollar of bonus and you have a good amount of time to clear it which is 120 days.

Software and Graphics

Party Poker's software is one of the best online. The poker client is very reliable and super fast a great improvement from when the software first came our. Features include detailed hand histories and statistics, customisable avatars and sounds, quick seat selection and training tables as well.

 Graphics at party poker are well laid out and easy to follow, great features include a flashing indicator to show whose turn it is, a hot hand feature to notify you when you have a great hand, and a bet pot button. Multitabling is a snap with the ability to play 12 tables simultaneously which are resizable, stackable (recommended), cascading or tiled.

Party Poker No Download version is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Party Poker Download version is available for windows only.

Promotions and Loyalty Programs

Party Poker has an excellent VIP program with rewards totalling up to 50% of your generated rake

Support Quality

Party Poker support is very good with prompt knowledgeable responses from friendly staff. They do offer a toll free support number for Canada (1-877-447-2183) but the call center is in India and there can be difficult to understand at times. Phone support is still a big plus as most poker sites do not offer phone support at all.  Support is also available via email however we have found that the phone support is faster.

Game Variety 

Party Poker game variety includes variations of Texas Hold em (No Limit, Limit and Pot Limit), Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Seven Card Stud.  All game types are well trafficked.  Match types include 9 man, 6 max and heads up tables.  Party Poker also offers Blackjack, Backgammon, Roulette and other Casino Games, sports betting (including NHL) and bingo.

Cash Games

Playing cash games at Party Poker is what online poker is all about. Games are well trafficked from small stakes all the way to High Stakes cash games.  While competition is fairly tough at the highest levels, micro stakes, small stakes and mid stakes cash games do have a lot of weak players. 

Tournaments

Party Poker has over 6 million in tournament guarantees monthly including a $250 000 guaranteed Sunday Tournament.  Sit and Go tournaments at Party Poker are standard and turbo versions and are well trafficked. 

WSOP Satellites - You can win the WSOP for nothing by entering a WSOP satellite freeroll and working through the steps to a WSOP main event package to Las Vegas. Regular WSOP Satellites run daily - start at just $2 and run up to $700 + $50 for a direct entry 1 in 20 chance at a WSOP Main Event Package.

WPT Satellites -  Party Poker has the best WPT satellite qualifiers with satellites constantly running for upcoming events.

 Party Poker also runs online tournaments just for Canada.

Traffic and Growth

Party Poker is one of the highest trafficked poker sites in the world and is the number one choice for Canadian Players.  Party Poker is growing at a quicker rate than other large sites due to its high quality software, support, free of any legal entanglements and the fastest most reliable deposit and withdrawals for real money players.

 Level of Competition

Is Party Poker Fishy? Yes it is - there are some sharks though so beware, but on average with hundreds if not thousands of new players signing up every day there are a lot of soft players which makes the competition on average pretty weak and it is an excellent site to build a bankroll.

Deposit and Withdrawal Options

Party Poker Deposit Options for Canadians Include:

Electronic Bank Transfer, Instadebit, Instant Banking, Maestro, Entropay Bank Draft, Bank Wire transfers, Ukash, My Citadel Wallet, Click and Buy, Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), and of course VISA and MasterCard (from most banks).

Party Poker Withdrawal Options for Canadians Include:

Instadebit, Cheque, Wire transfers, Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), Entropay and Click and Buy

Recommended: Instadebit, Bank Transfer, VISA or M/C (if it works)
 

Review and Rating - 8.75 / 10

Party Poker is one of the top online poker sites for Canadian players.  Party Poker has been around for over 10 years with a great track record of reliability and prompt payments.  The software and games are of the highest quality and traffic levels are very high.  Add a good number of fish (remember they are not all fish), Linux, PC and Mac compatible software with a $500 bonus.  We highly recommend Party Poker as a top choice to play poker online for us Canuks.

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