How To Deposit At Party Poker – The Easiest Options Reviewed
Party are one of the original poker sites, and have a fantastic record of processing deposits and withdrawals quickly going back more than 10 years. What I like best about this site is that you can quickly find a list of the deposit options sorted by country. You’ll see a ‘deposit options’ link on the bottom left hand side of the PartyPoker.com homepage, then you choose your country from the list of flags to see the options available to you.
This article is a summary of the different options, along with the pros and cons of using each. I have divided the methods into three categories, starting with eWallets, then bank cards and finally transfers / others.
You can claim a welcome bonus 100% matched to your first deposit at Party (max $500) – use bonus code SNGPLANET to claim this. Party will add many more bonuses, and you’ll be able to spend the points you accumulate at the tables on either cash or additional bonuses too.
Just a quick historical note before I get to the deposits. Party were the first site to have an independent cashier system. Many sites have since followed this system! They were also involved in the creation of my personal favorite eWallet system called MoneyBookers (Skrill) – who have lower fees than any other similar service. Just a side note really, though it does demonstrate how Party have consistently been ahead of the curve.
Deposit Methods At Party Poker – eWallets
I recommend you get yourself an electronic wallet system for all your poker transactions. What these systems do is separate your poker bankroll from your banking. I keep a good proportion of my bankroll in MoneyBookers, then when there is a reload or special offer at any poker site I am able to take advantage instantly. Depositing and withdrawing takes seconds (well, you have to get your withdrawals approved at some sites) and nothing appears on my bank statements either.
Party Poker accept several eWallet brands including Neteller, uKash and Skrill. There are more of these services on a country specific basis too, with big brands like Moneta and Webmoney all covered.
You do have an initial ‘hassle factor’ involving registering and funding your account. This is well worth it – after you have an eWallet you will never have to think about how to make poker deposits again.
Party Poker Deposit Methods – Cards
This is the single fastest way of getting money into your Party Account. Visa and Mastercard are the key brands to use. You will find them pretty much instant for getting money into your account. What I should note is that the initial amount you deposited will be returned to the same card – though any profit above this can be withdrawn in any other way available for your country.
If you prefer not to let your bank manager know that you made a poker deposit then you can always try a pre-paid visa card (or simply use an eWallet service instead).
Party Poker Deposit Options – Transfers
There are two types of bank transfer available, local transfer or wires. Local transfer services are used in some countries instead of debit cards, and are usually instant. Wires are great for larger deposits – any high rollers out there should get in touch with the Party support team who will be happy to guide you through the process.
Party Poker Deposits – Summary And Next Steps
I can not think of any site with more experience at handling poker deposits than Party. Their listing on the London Stock Exchange gives you peace of mind, and those bonus offers are pretty damn generous too.
You can claim your 100% welcome bonus up to $500 max with bonus code SNGPLANET.
Check out Party Poker now, the full list of deposits by country can be found via the link at the bottom left corner of their homepage.