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Updated: 30th May 2012 Written by / Poker News

PartyPoker bonus codeEarlier this month, PartyPoker changed their play money chip policy and imposed chip stack caps to non-real money player accounts.

Party Poker play money chip counts can now only reach a maximum of 250,000 play chips.

PartyPoker’s decision to cap the play money accounts has caused somewhat of an upheaval amongst loyal play money chip players at PartyPoker.com, many of whom had amassed virtual fortunes only to wake up the next morning to find their hard earned free chips cut right down to a meagre P$250,000.

The official statement via their blog went along these lines: "We recently implemented a new policy that restricts play money accounts to a maximum number of chips. This decision has the vast majority of our play money players in mind, and is intended to stop the transferring of chips from account-to-account outside of regular hands of poker... Although this may have affected some play money players in the short term, the decision was made in the interest of our play money games and the fair play benefits it will bring. We will not reverse our decision."

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For those who have never tried a play money account at PartyPoker, here’s how it works, players opening an account at PartyPoker get 1,000 play chips to begin with and are permitted two reloads of 1,000 play money chips within 24 hrs, prior to the new policy players were permitted to amass an infinite amount of chips. Players were never allowed to transfer their play money winnings between each other yet lo and behold there were players caught dumping chips to each other for a price. In addition to this some play money players stooped as low as selling their play money chips on ebay, with other sites like chipempire selling play-money chips where players could purchase a billion chips for a mere $400.

Now understandably if playing poker for play money is your thing and your bankroll was bursting at the seams you would be pretty upset with the new policy, but let’s be realistic here, it’s only FREE Play-Money, besides I have tried out play money games at Party Poker in the past and it certainly can’t be called poker it’s like a full on donk fest with all-in’s and re-raising galore, certainly the skills are somewhat lacklustre vs. that of the real money poker games.

My suggestion to all of those die hard PartyPoker play-money chip players is quite simple really why even get upset just move on and play for real money, as let’s face it, you were wasting your time in any case and if you have any skill then put it to the true test by playing for real and if you are that upset with PartyPoker.com, minimum deposit is $10 at Full Tilt Poker or PokerStars for first time depositing players plus it’s coupled with a bonus to reward you for your effort.

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Sure, perhaps Party-Poker was wrong and should have informed play money account players that this policy change was in the works, but they didn’t and if they did you still would not feel any better about the situation, after all, it was offered as a free service to entice new players to their game not for profit by non-real money players and you can be sure that it costs them as a company loads to run the service free and try stamp out all the associated dubious behavior and abuse.

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Deposit or sign up and play for free at PartyPoker.com, just note that now play chip accounts are now capped at 250k.


Feel free to voice your opinion in the comment section below about the new PartyPoker play money chip policy.



4 Responses to PartyPoker Play Money Chips Policy?
  • Brooklyn says:

    I play only on a play money account. Now I try to play and it says 'Sorry we're not allowed to let you play.' and another message I get is 'your country has been blocked' What is going on.

     
  • Donna says:

    The only reason it is not fair to play money players is that REAL MONEY PLAYERS get to keep their PLAY MONEY CHIPS! Hard to play someone that "pot buys" with his millions of playchips while you have at the most 250,000. He can lotto you to death!!!! And they do! Also, USA cannot play for real money! Another problem is that the fun of playing is to see how much you can accumulate/win. Well, if you win up to 450,000 or more and then log off, you have 250,000 again. Exactly what you started with! DUH Kind of like spinning your wheels! They should take the real money players' PLAY CHIPS too! That might even out the odds. But then there are the people that sit on tables and collect BILLIONS! LOL You can't beat'em!

     
  • HotDogDitz says:

    Zur Erklärung der Begrenzung des Spielgeldkontos fällt mir nichts mehr ein. Ist ja kaum für Deutschsprachige zu verstehen. Ich wüsste gerne wo Ihr Eure Übersetzer einfangt. Wer ein Spiel in deutscher Sprache anbietet sollte doch wohl auch dieser Sprache mächtig sein. Ansonsten kann ich nur sagen:" Das Spiel macht mit der Begrenzung auf 250.000 für mich keinen Sinn mehr." Ich werde es löschen und mir etwas anderes ohne Begrenzung suchen. Chiao Party Poker, hat mir lange Zeit Spass gemacht, aber das wars dann auch.

     
  • Full House says:

    I think UltimateBet has the best play money system they will give any player $50 if they reach 10 million chips and they will be added to the Play Chip Hall of Fame. One player has already done this 5 times, at least there is a goal to strive for when you are learning to play.

    As for PartyPoker I think they should have joined in on the selling of free chips, Zynga does it they sell a million chips for $50, which are for entertainment value only and have zero cash value. Although it is rather pointless $50 could get you alot further playing for real money.

     

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