In a very favorable move for players, PartyPoker has eliminated the remainder of its withdrawal fees. Now, players no longer have to worry about paying withdrawal fees on Neteller, Skrill and Webmoney transactions. This comes just half a year after PartyPoker got rid of fees for bank transfers, MasterCard and Visa transactions.
In the past, players complained about having to pay a $4 flat fee plus another 3% withdrawal fee. So in keeping with their “Poker for the People” campaign, Party started the process of eliminating all their withdrawal charges last July. Here’s a look at what PartyPoker wrote about the latest withdrawal-fee elimination:
“We hope that these changes, part of our ongoing Poker for the People campaign, will be positively received by the partypoker community and go some way to show that we listen to your thoughts and go the extra mile to help create the online poker site that you want to play at and be part of.”
The Poker for the People campaign isn’t just limited to withdrawal charges. Party has also taken some important measures to ensure that their recreational players are protected from sharks. Specifically, they eliminated hand histories, introduced random seating and made players’ IDs anonymous. This has in effect stopped bumhunters from targeting weaker players and also prevented serious players from using hand histories to improve their play.
The latter was a somewhat controversial move because many players argue that hand histories should be a staple offering at online poker sites. However, Party remains committed to doing whatever they deem necessary to keep recreational players happy.
“As part of our Poker for the People campaign, the PartyPoker team is committed to providing all poker players, regardless of experience or skill levels, with trusted poker products that are fair, ethical and fun,” the site wrote last year.
With yet another move that caters to recreational players, don’t be surprised if PartyPoker starts growing their player base, or at least retaining what they have in a diminishing online poker economy.