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Party Poker is a member of the PartyGaming Group, in operation since 1997, which owns and manages a variety of different online gambling and entertainment websites including the online bookmaker PartyBets.com and the online casino PartyCasino.com. Party Poker offers excellent rates, a large customer base representing a wide variety of skill levels, easy to use interface and an excellent online poker academy, the PartyAcademy.
Operating online since 2001, Party Poker enjoyed a meteoric rise, becoming the Internets fastest growing online poker room, eventually reaching the pinnacle of the online poker industry and claiming the position of number one online poker site. At their height, you could find over 70,000 players online at peak hours cramming their tables offering some of the best action in online gaming. This all came to an abrupt halt in the fall of 2006 with the adoption of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in the United States and Party Pokerâ€™s decision to no longer accept American players. This move cost Party Poker roughly 70% of their player base and their claim to be the worldâ€™s largest online poker room. That being said, Party Poker still offers a good product, as such, they have been steadily recovering, to the point where you may find well over 40,000 players online at peak hours, still making them a monster among online poker sites.
Party Poker has made an exceptional effort over the years to ensure absolute security and integrity in their poker rooms. Not only are they committed to making technical improvements and innovations in an attempt to provide a fair and comfortable playing environment, but they also cooperate with independent arbitration services. In all of their years of business, Party Poker has not recorded a single incident or problem regarding financial security. Party Poker is a publicly traded company, listed on the London Stock Exchange, as such, they answer to a â€œhigher authority.â€ In add