News And Updates

In the past few days, partypoker has released upgrades to its desktop and mobile clients. The lobby and game play interfaces have both been improved in this first round of updates – making it more of a pleasure than ever to play on partypoker!

The changes were made after gathering feedback from a wide range of players. The thing that stands out the most about both the lobby and table updates is the darker colour scheme, which will be easier on the eyes for players and big improvement for those playing long sessions.

As well, the simplified one-click lobby has been removed and all of the attention now goes to the traditional lobby view. Very few players were reported to have used the simplified lobby - and now, improving the traditional view will be the focus of continuing development. In this update filters have been made collapsible to provide more space, and in the future partypoker plans further enhancements to the tournament lobby. As well, a very practical improvement has been made to the Sit & Go HERO lobby - it is now possible to differentiate between 3- and 4-handed games.

In the official partypoker news release, Managing Director of partypoker Tom Waters said: "We acknowledge that our poker product needed some love. We have been working on this project for a number of months with the support of a large group of players. We have been testing the phase 1 release over the past couple of weeks and the feedback from the players has been extremely encouraging. There are many more enhancements in the pipeline and I am confident that by the end of 2017 our players will be delighted with the improved look and feel and the usability of the software. We know what the bigger issues are and believe that these upgrades will address all of those. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to feedback and suggested improvements. I hope that the new partypoker player experience is to everyone's liking."

See the full news release from partypoker.
New and Improved Client Software available now from partypoker
There’s a new promotion at Playground Poker Club running every Friday from July 28th to September 1st from 12:00pm to 12:00am – Golden Ticket Fridays!

The concept is simple: every player that makes the designated hand* will be given the opportunity to select one of 10 gift boxes - the contents of the box the player chooses will be his or her prize! Once the selection has been made, we’ll spin the wheel once more to determine the next qualifying hand!**

It’s that easy!

What can you win?***

  • A World Cup of Cards partypoker Passport worth $3,520
  • Canadian Poker Championship Phase 1 Seats
  • Grand Prix Canada Day 1 Seats
  • Caribbean Poker Party Semi-Final Seats
  • And much, much more!


In addition, there’s an amazing Grand Prize - A $10,000 Caribbean Poker Party Package!

To win the Grand Prize, a player must collect one each of the three Golden Tickets in the promotion. Each Golden Ticket features a different snippet of text: “Caribbean”, “Poker” & “Party”. The first player to collect all 3 tickets will win a $10,000 CPP package.****

That’s not all! Golden Tickets will also be available on partypoker, as part of the Click n Collect promotion. Players should log in to their partypoker account every day for a chance to win!

There’s still more! A raffle ticket will be issued with every “Golden Ticket” a player collects, for a draw that will be held on Saturday September 2nd at 12:30am. Raffle Prizes are:

  • 1 x $10,000 Caribbean Poker Party package
  • 2 x $1,050 Caribbean Poker Party Final seats
  • 7 x $109 Caribbean Poker Party Semi-Final seats


Plus - the Golden Ticket Friday Freeroll!

There’s another fun element of Golden Ticket Fridays - the Golden Ticket Friday Freeroll. Every Friday at 8:00pm there will be a freeroll tournament on partypoker with 5 Day 1 tickets for the Grand Prix Canada guaranteed in the prize pool!

This freeroll is open to anyone at Playground who is set up to play using the partypoker app on their mobile device. Simply log in to the mobile app and sign up for the freeroll. When the app requests a password, let the Golden Ticket Friday hosts know and they will approve the entry in the freeroll.

Not yet playing on the partypoker app? The Golden Ticket Friday hosts can help with that as well - in no time, you’ll be playing on the go!

*A player must use both of his/her hole cards to make a qualifying hand based on the current spin.
**If two players make the qualifying hand before the next spin of the wheel, both players will win a prize.
***All prizes are awarded on partypoker, except the World Cup of Cards passport.
****Golden Tickets cannot be traded.
Golden Ticket Fridays - over $50,000 in Prizes up for Grabs!Golden Ticket Fridays - over $50,000 in Prizes up for Grabs!
The World Cup of Cards is back for its second year, and this year’s edition promises to be bigger and better than ever! Running from August 13th to September 13th, the WCC features over $6,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools in events designed to appeal to players of all experience levels.

With tournaments of all sizes spread out throughout the month, the World Cup of Cards is all about giving players what they want - fun events, variety, huge guarantees, and a ton of value for their poker-playing dollar.

For the second year in a row, one of the highlights of the WCC is the number of non-Hold’em events on the schedule. Of the 36 events in this 2nd edition of the WCC, 11 will be played in “other” games including PLO8, Crazy Pineapple, and the popular “Roll the Dice” 6-game mixed tournament. There are also several alternative NL Hold’em formats on the calendar like a Shootout, a Mix Max event, and more. Every week features great options for players who want some variety in their poker tournament play!

The 2017 WCC kicks off with the return of the $220 partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Canada with a $1,000,000 prize pool guarantee - double the guarantee of the most recent Grand Prix Canada event at Playground! With 17 Live starting flights and even more Online starting flights, this event is sure to kick off the WCC in style! The Live portion of the Grand Prix Canada will run from August 13th to 21st.

The next big event in the 2017 WCC is the CPPT World Cup of Cards, running from August 25th to 28th. Again this year the tournament will be a $1500 + $150 NL Hold’em event with 2 Day 1s and an awesome $400,000 Guarantee.

The following weekend will be focused on a new event, the Playground1000. With a $1,100 buy-in and 4 Day 1s, this is the second event in the WCC with a $1,000,000 prize pool guarantee.

Last but not least among the marquee events in the WCC is the brand new Canadian Poker Championship. This is a $2,200 NL Hold’em Event that boasts a massive $2,000,000 guarantee featuring 3 single re-entry starting flights and an additional single re-entry turbo starting flight.

There’s more! Playground Poker Club has responded to popular demand by adding two additional $5K 8-Max events plus a $10K High Roller 6-Max event to the schedule. The World Cup of Cards caters to all players, big and small.

In addition to all of these amazing events, the World Cup of Cards will feature a full range of Hold’em and non-Hold’em format events, all managed by what has been called the best tournament poker room in the world: Playground Poker Club.

Welcome to the World Cup of Cards!
The World Cup of Cards returns to Playground Poker ClubThe World Cup of Cards returns to Playground Poker Club