The big PartyPoker vs. Bwin Comparison
PartyPoker is the oldest online poker site in the world and Bwin the largest sports betting site in the world. As you may know, Bwin merged with PartyPoker many years ago. Despite the merger they offer very different gaming experiences, and we compared the two sites to find out which offers the best poker room.
Both sites are very serious and are among the largest in the market. Nevertheless, there are advantages and disadvantages and just because a poker room belongs to the same network does not necessarily mean that everything is identical.
The player pool
Since their merger, the players and offers at tables and tournaments are absolutely identical. However, there is a small exception: Bwin offers special premium cash game tables, which are only available for bwin players. These tables have a lot of fish so this is a definite plus for Bwin.
Current standing Bwin: 1 PartyPoker: 0
Both sites use the same software, so not much difference here!
As far as the rakeback offer is concerned, both sites are almost the same, offering up to 40% weekly rakeback, which is automatically paid out to the player’s account every Monday. So far so good, but the calculations for how much rakeback is paid, are a bit different. At PartyPoker a player only receives rakeback if they generate at least $25 in rake/fees in a week, while at Bwin a player needs to generate just $2.50 in rake. All other levels are the same and no difference between PartyPoker and Bwin.
In addition, PartyPoker offers the VIP Diamond status, which is given to players who generate $120,000 rake/fees a year and this status brings 50% rakeback. And for the super high rollers who genrate even 200.000$ rake/fees a year there exist the VIP Elite Diamond Club what gives players up to 60% Rakeback. Since this status can only be achieved for absolute high rollers, we won’t count this status in our comparison.
But what still plays a crucial role in the assessment of the rakeback are the reload bonuses which are often offered at Bwin. These bonuses are not super big but they have nice value which translates to extra rakebac.
Conclusion: Both sites have their advantages and both get 1 point.
Current standing Bwin: 2 PartyPoker: 1
Any new player who makes a minimum deposit of $10 will receive $20 in form of Spins tickets and for a deposit of minimum 20$ even 30$. Additional YourPokerDream Players will receive an First Deposit Bonus 100% up to 500$.
Players also have the possibility to complete different missions to get some extra cash. And as well PartyPoker offer all players every month some additional promotions.
Bwin offers all new players who come through YourPokerDream a exclusive first deposit bonus of 100% up to a maximum of 500$.
Conclusion: The point here goes here to PartyPoker because the promotions especially for new players are a little bit better.
Current standing: Bwin: 2 PartyPoker: 2
First Deposit Bonus
Officially PartyPoker and Bwin does not offer any First Deposit Bonus anymore. But YourPokerDream players receive at both sites a exclusive 100% up to 500$ First Deposit Bonus.
Current standing Bwin: 3 PartyPoker: 3
Retag existing player accounts
Here both sites are identical because they form a single company. With both poker sites it is possible under certain conditions to retag your player account to YourPokerDream, or to open a new player account, you can enjoy our many exclusive promotions and receive extra rakeback.
Please contact our support team that we can give you more information and check if we can help you to link your old existing player account with YPD.
Current standing Bwin: 4 PartyPoker:4
Both providers are great, but despite all of the hype about PartyPoker, a detailed analysis shows that Bwin is clearly the same as PartyPoker.
Clearly the software is identical and tournament offerings and players are the same. The weekly rakeback program is the same and also 90% of the promotions.
Both sites are a fantastic choice and absolutly identical.