Poker Options

To play poker on PartyPoker, you have many options. For Real Money Play (for NJ Residents) and Free Play, you can download the free software (located here: and begin playing immediately on your PC.

Instant Play is available for browser-direct login and poker play with no need to download or install any software.

You can also play Free and Real Money tables on the go with the PartyPoker mobile application available for both iOS and Android devices. Mobile play is easier than ever with Sit and Go and easy table filtering.

Mobile iOS and Android PartyPoker App with instructions:

Free Play

For US players, PartyPoker offers Play Money (Free) Poker to players, with the exception of New Jersey, which allows Real Money Poker for residents.

Play Money (Free) games are easily available for new and experienced poker players. Simply download the free PartyPoker software from their main website (link below), go directly online for Instant Play, or download the mobile app.

Free Play Software Download Link: (Note that for Free Play, it is ‘dot net,’ and not ‘dot com’ like PartyPoker’s main website—we confirm that this link is correct).

With Free Play, you can immediately begin playing your choice of poker games. If you are a novice player, there are a ton of informational tools at your disposal to help you learn the game. You can practice for free on a plethora of poker tables with other players.

The simplicity of the customizable poker tables and lobby will make your poker experience entertaining and easy to learn and integrate into the PartyPoker site.

Real Money Play

As stated before, for players in the US, the only state that legally allows real money play and gambling online at PartyPoker is New Jersey. You must be 21 or older and be living and present in New Jersey to enjoy Real Money Play.

The link to New Jersey’s PartyPoker Real Money website is:

Real Money poker games include: no-limit Texas Hold’em, post-limit Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, and 7 Card Stud.

However, Texas Hold’em is the poker game of choice on PartyPoker and cash games offer you all of the real chances to make money by playing with other players, any time. There are no scheduled start times, the table does not even have to be full to begin a game, and you can join and leave the cash games whenever you want.

The blinds are always the same and you can play as long as you want—no elimination worries and you can play within your own schedule.

Fast forward play is also available for those who know how to play the game and do not wish to wait around. You can also play other games if you are looking for something new, including Blackjack, Roulette, and Jackpot Slots.

Tournaments and Opens

There are many tables, tournaments, and prizes available in Real Money mode for NJ residents. Between March 27th and April 24th, you can visit the NJ link above and Qualify Online for the Borgata Sprint Poker Open.

The Borgata Sprint Poker Open is 29 days full of exciting poker events with all levels of buy-ins, with the opportunity to win thousands in prize packages.

The Casino jackpots on PartyPoker are very high right now. While the jackpot is always in a state of flux, as of April 23rd at 9:00 pm EST, the jackpot is at $1,7011,178.

Mega Tuesday 500 tourney is your chance to play for a $15,000 win. The stakes are high, but you can buy-in directly for $535 or bypass the buy-in by winning your entry in a qualifier for as little as $5. The Mega Tuesday 500 starts every Tuesday night at 8:00 pm.

Daily $10K Guaranteed is a chance to win a share of the $10,000 every night from Monday through Sunday. Starting at 7:00 pm every evening, fierce poker competition begins for a shot at the daily $10K prize pool with at least $2,000 going to 1st place. The direct buy-in is $100 or you can win an entry with the daily qualifiers, some as low as $5.

Yet another promotion is the Sunday $50K Guaranteed headline event. This event gives you the opportunity to put serious money into your account. You can buy-in directly or win your entry with PartyPoker’s daily qualifiers. The next tournament to receive the Sunday $50K Qualifier (1 Ticket Gtd) is April 23rd at 8:45 pm Eastern Standard Time. The buy-in is $18.50 + $1.50.

What to Expect When Signing Up

When you first sign up, it is recommended that you begin playing in Free Play mode first before diving in to Real Money Play (if you live in New Jersey or an applicable country). Even if you are an expert poker player, it is important to get a feel for the new software, the tables, your poker options, and get some practice in until you feel confident to risk any financial losses or gain.

To begin, you have three options: Download, Instant Play, and Mobile.

To download the free software for an easy-open PC client, is quick and easy to install and get started. This option has every feature you could need. It offers both Windows and Mac versions, has everything you need to play all in one client software tool, and is reliable and fast.

To go straight into the game without downloading, you can use Instant Play. This option requires no download or installation; just by using your web browser, you can begin playing. You can play on Windows, Mac, and Linux-based PCs.

The third option is Mobile. Using the iOS and Android PartyPoker applications available for free, you can simply download your app to your mobile device and take the game with you. You can play poker from anywhere by opening your app in an instant.

The following link will bring you to these three options with instructions on how to proceed:

Deposit and Cashout Options

For residents in countries where it is legal to play PartyPoker in Real Money game mode, and for residents of New Jersey, there are many options to manage your cash.

Deposit Options

You can add real money into your account using any of the following methods (which require no fees on your part): Visa/Visa Electron, Instant eChecks, MasterCard, PartyPoker Discover, Online Banking Transfer, Neteller, 7/11 Pay with Cash, Borgata, and Skrill MoneyBookers.

Cash advance fees are not imposed debit cards.

Deposit Option Link:

Cashout Options

To cashout of PartyPoker, you must be aware that you have to deposit money. Let’s say you take advantage of a promotion upon sign-up, which gives you money to play. You cannot cashout until you deposit and select a medium (such as Visa, MasterCard, Direct Bank Deposit, etc…).

However, this does not mean that you have to risk your money to cashout. Some players who did not know of this have cashed out by depositing some money and then cashing out the full amount—they did not even need to play in a game. This is a slight oversight of this website, but if you are aware of it, it should not be a problem.

Once you have deposited, you can then cashout using the method you used to deposit, be it a debit card, eWallet option, or direct deposit.


For first-timers downloading PartyPoker’s software (Real Money Play mode) and getting started for the first time, PartyPoker is offering $10 in free cash to play cash games. This $10 bonus is for first-time users only.

In addition, first-time users will receive $10 for free to play tournaments. You can play at the tourney tables and even join Power Series to win a share of the $1.6 million in prizes that are guaranteed each week.

For New Jersey residents playing in Real Money games ( there is the Borgata Spring Poker Open as well as various promotions.

The Spring Fling Guaranteed Bonus runs from April 11th to April 25th, where PartyPoker is giving away up to $1,000 in Bonus Dollars every single day with Spring Fling daily click cards.


PartyPoker is a versatile online poker site that is suitable for a variety of players. From Free Play, freerolling, and Real Money games, this site offers players a variety of poker tables, tournaments, and promotions/specials to take advantage of, in order to up their game.

In New Jersey and countries where it is legal to play Real Money games on PartyPoker, you can play in low to high stakes tournaments, take your place at a live poker table, or play in fast forward games.

You also have plenty of options on how to play: PC download and installation of client (Windows and Mac), Instant Play through your browser (Windows, Linux, and Mac), and Mobile App download (free) for both iOS and Android.

You can deposit and cashout without any fees due to PartyPoker’s recent hard work on eliminating fees from all methods of deposit and cashout on their website in 2015.

Overall, the clean and simple options make this online poker website an excellent choice for novice and expert poker players looking to become better players and those seeking to make good money on their expert poker skills.