Comparsion PartyPoker vs. iPoker 2019

/Comparsion PartyPoker vs. iPoker 2019

We make the big comparison between PartyPoker and the iPoker network

We have the year 2019 and both the iPoker network, as well as PartyPoker and Bwin, are as in the previous years, one of the leading online poker sites. The iPoker network has nearly 20 different skins and is by far the largest network in the world. PartyPoker the oldest provider on the market, which has joined forces with Bwin a few years ago.

We took a closer look to find out who’s is better. Starting with the rakeback, the number of players, the promotion offered and the customer service, we examined everything closely.

The result may surprise some of you a bit.


When it comes to rakeback, the decision is very simple, but of course we would like to explain everything a bit more detailed. Arround 4 years ago, someone at iPoker had the idea to include the so-called SBR rake model. Rakeback deals of 70-100%, which was standard at iPoker, suddenly disappeared from the market. But that would be also without SBR possible.

But let us return to SBR and explain what it is all about. As you all know, every poker site is financed by the rake and the fees which are deducted at each tournament or cash game pot played. In the past 1$ rake/fees was 1$. A simple example: In 2014 a player played 100 tournaments with a buy-in of 10$ and paid 1$ fees per tournament. With a 60% rakeback deal, the player got 60$ back. As far all is clear! With the SBR model, nobody except of the iPoker network, how it’s calculated. The SBR Rake is composed of several factors:

  • The winrate of a player
  • How often he deposit and withdraw money
  • Does he win money  from other regulars or from usual hobby players

If a player generates 100$ rake/fees today, iPoker guarantees that a minimum of 50% of the actual genrated rake is counted. That means for a usual good players that iPoker count only 50-60$. With a 60% rakeback deal, the players will receive not 60$ rakeback as in the past, he will receive only 30-36$. Only if a player is playing multi table tournaments, 100% of the rake is counted.

Now let’s have a look at PartyPoker and Bwin. Here 1$ Rake/Fees means 1$. You get up to 40% weekly rakeback from both sites. Real high rollers get even 50-60%. But let’s stick to the normal rakeback offer. Of course, a weekly payout is very nice for all players and there will be another 10-15% extra rakeback on YourPokerDream.

Conclusion: PartyPoker and Bwin are much better if we talk about rakeback.

Amount of players

Let’s start with the cash game traffic and the data from pokerscout. PartPoker/Bwin has a 24h average of 1,500 players, while the iPoker network having only 700 players. Party and Bwin have more than double action at the cash game tables and you can also find really good action on the big high roller tables.

Also in the tournament poker area, PartyPoker is clearly ahead, but iPoker being very strong in this area as well, especially regarding SNG tournaments iPoker is absolutely equal. In terms of MTT tournaments, you can find very interesting tournaments every day at iPoker with guaranteed prize money, but if you compare ith to the MTT tournaments which offer Party/Bwin, there is still a big difference.

Conclusion: All in all, Party/Bwin is clearly ahead of the iPoker network.


If we talk about the software both are very good and there is not a big difference. There have been many improvements over the years and there is a mobile version and of course the normal desktop version for Windows or Mac.

You can easily play several tables at the same time and everything runs smoothly.

Conclusion: Here are both really on the same level.


That in our modern age a poker room offer in addition to the normal email support, also a live chat and a telephone customer service is nothing special. However, the quality is very different here. The support at Party as well as Bwin is very solid and can help with almost any concern quickly. This is usually the case with iPoker only at very big namessuch as Bet365 or William Hill. With the smaller iPoker skins the support is mostly a disaster and you can notice that the most providers in this area want to save money.

Conclusion: Party/Bwin is much better


Beim Cash Game nimmt sich das nicht so viel und die Anbieter sind sich da relativ gleich. Gerade aber bei den Sit&Go Turnieren und MTT nehmen PartyPoker und Bwin einfach viel weniger, was dem Spieler sehr entgegen kommt.

Fazit: Auch hier liegt wieder Party/Bwin vorne.

Deposit and Withdraw

Here you can not see a big difference. There are actually all common payment method and also the withdraw time, especially with the E-Wallets are processed usually within 24h.

Conclusion: Here are both identical!


In this area, both are really very different from the type of promotions. At iPoker it depends a lot on which skin you play. Overall, there are certainly some promotions that are more interesting at iPoker and others at Party/Bwin. Of course, that also depends on which game type and limits you play.

Conclusion: Here you can not really say who is better

Conclusion comparison PartyPoker/Bwin vs iPoker

So if we sum up and evaluate all the areas, then we notice that Party/Bwin are never anywhere worse than the iPoker network. Maximum there is a tie in different areas. So we have to say that Party/Bwin has a clear lead and there’s no real argument why anyone should play at iPoker.

That means not that you can not play at iPoker, maybe there are some little things you like at iPoker and then of course you will find also enough action and a good deal at iPoker.

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2019-02-05T10:29:16+01:00February 5th, 2019|