Parbet offers a good range of MTT’s, offering action from as low as $0.12 to the weekly €109 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed. SnG’s above the $50 mark however, don’t seem to fetch much action.
Considering it isn’t one of the biggest networks, Parbet offers a sound game variety. As well as Hold’em (Pot Limit, No Limit and Limit), Omaha (Hi and Hi-Lo) and Stud games, it offers 5 Card and 7-A Draw. The latter seems to be a lesser known poker variant, unique to the Boss Media network, so some easy money might be up for grabs. Parbet offers a good range of MTT’s, offering action from as low as $0.12 to the weekly €109 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed. SnG’s above the $50 mark however, don’t seem to fetch much action.
Shorthanded Hold’em games attract a solid number of players, so you shouldn’t have any problems finding a game. It’s worth noting that shorthanded games on Parbet and across the Boss network are 5-handed, as opposed to the customary 6-handed. This may be an issue for people converting from another network, especially if they have tracking tools and stats that revolve round the latter version. Draw game traffic is also impressive. The biggest letdown, and it is a major grievance, is the sparsity of heads-up cash game tables below the $2-4 mark. We could find only one $0.25/50 table in Hold’em, and zero PLO tables.
Rake seems to be a standard 5% ($0.01 for every $0.20 in the pot) across practically all poker sites, and Parbet is no different. However, rather than a $3 rake cap adopted by the iPoker and Merge network, Parbet operates a $5 cap in mid-high stakes Limit, and full ring No Limit games. This, coupled with the low traffic in certain cash games, certainly counts against Parbet.
Boss Media is renowned for being one of the softer networks. The recent influx of US players, due to reformed legislature, only made competition juicier. Players usually herald from the currency they are playing with, so if you’re an American playing in the evening it could be worth taking a punt on the pound tables, where a host of tired Brits will be having an early morning session. It seems to be that on smaller poker sites and networks, you get a higher percentage of beginners, less concerned with multi-tabling, game variety and traffic. Parbet also targets the Middle-Eastern market with its ‘Turkish Lira’ currency, which may attract a whole new batch of beginners. When experiencing a $0.25/50 PLO table, we encountered a Lebanese player with a $100 stack who hadn’t grasped the ‘use two from four cards’ principle.
Parbet offers comprehensive support. As well as a ‘Help Desk’ FAQ and e-mail support, there is a ‘Live Chat’ and ‘Call me’ option. The latter triggers a phone call from a customer services representative within five minutes, which saves you spending a small fortune if you don’t have access to a landline.
Deposit & Withdrawal Options
Deposit and withdrawal options are plentiful at Parbet. As well as the standard credit and debit cards, you can select a range of e-wallets, including Neteller, Moneybookers and Click 2 Pay, along with the pre-paid Paysafe Card. If you have a strange desire to wait longer for your funds, you can deposit and withdraw by cheque and wire transfer.
The standard sign-up bonus is 200% up to a $1000. For ever 20 FPP, you release a bonus dollar. The bonus is released in a lump sum, at the end of completion.
For a low-limit grinder with a small bankroll this isn’t particularly helpful, as it will take some time to release. If you were to deposit $100 then, your $200 dollar bonus would be released after you accumulate 4000 FPPs. If you’re taking poker remotely seriously however, your priority should be clinching a rakeback deal.
200% up to a $1000
Bonus Payout Release
For ever 20 FPP, you release a bonus dollar. The bonus is released in a lump sum, at the end of completion. For a low-limit grinder with a small bankroll this isn’t particularly helpful, as it will take some time to release. If you were to deposit $100 then, your $200 dollar bonus would be released after you accumulate 4000 FPPs.
Existing player reload bonus up to $200