Party Poker has arguably the best proprietary online poker software in the world, which is why they rank 3rd in overall traffic. I’m using the Windows software, but Party Poker also offers a Mac version, instant play version and mobile version of the software.
How to Download Party Poker Software
The Windows and Mac software at Party Poker can be downloaded instantly from your web browser. It will only take minutes to complete the download. The lobby will launch when the download is complete and you’ll be able to register an account. To be able to download the Windows software you need Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. As long as you’re running a new Mac OS such as Lion, Leopard or Snow Leopard and have an Intel processor you’ll be able to download Party Poker for Mac.
Party Poker also has an instant play version of the software compatible with Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. The instant version of the software has limited features compared to the full Party Poker experience, so we recommend downloading the software. It took awhile, but Party Poker is also a mobile poker room now, as they recently released an Android app. Unfortunately, they only offer an Android poker app currently and no iOS app. You need to run Android 2.2 or higher to access the app.
Top Party Poker Software Features
If you like high action poker games like PokerStars Zoom you’ll love Party Poker’s Fast Forward game, which is the same. You get to join a pool of players and you can fold your hand at anytime, at which point you’ll instantly move to a new table. The Fast Forward Poker tables start at just $.02/$.04 and go up although higher limit games have limited player pools during non-peak hours. Grinders can play up to 4 Fast Forward tables at once in the same player pool or in multiple player pools.
Multi-tabling is an important feature in today’s poker industry and Party Poker allows you to run 18 tables at once. You can even use two monitors to multi-table at Party Poker and there are expansive cascading, tiling, stacking or manual resizing filters. You can configure alerts as well when multi-tabling including good hand, big pot and raise sequence and time-out alerts. These alerts ensure you never miss playing important hands due to timing out at the table, which happens when playing 18 tables.
A unique feature that you don’t see elsewhere is anonymous heads-up poker tables. You can sit down at these tables and play against an anonymous opponent, which will ensure that they can’t use one of the many HUD programs to data mine your stats. There are over a dozen table features including advanced statistics, hand history replayer, player notes, table themes/decks and much more. The stats tracked at Party Poker are slightly more advanced than most poker rooms and can be reset at anytime.