From a RGP post:
Virtually every aspect of PartyPoker is geared towards encouraging bad play at extortionate prices. From the ludicrous SnG structure, the 5+1 SnG, through to the .50/1 minimum table (so ensuring that players who are stilllearning have to play where it costs quite a bit) and the really pricey rake at virtually every level. It's a meat grinder with the house keeping the best cuts, the sharks picking up the droppings. the fish crapping some ofwhat's left back and forth between each other and the learning players thinking they are getting good when all they are really doing is learning how to play fucking badly.
Every time I play there I feel slightly soiled, like dipping your hand into a bucket of slim-covered shit in order to try and find a prize. A demonic lucky dip, if you will. In order to win there you have to swim in filth and, I'm afraid, I just can't stomach it any more. I'll take my 23bb/hour rate that I get at [other sites I would rather not mention] thank you very bloody much.
Some people say they can't take the bad beats. It's not the bad beats I can't take, it's the fact that 98% of the people I have played at party have so little idea of what constitutes a good hand or reasonably solid play that consistently beating all of them is so damn frustrating that it drives me nutso. It's like those scenes in Dawn of the Dead/Day of the Dead where one of the secondary characters is surrounded by hordes of zombies and, despite the fact he has a fucking big gun, he's going to get all his limbs torn off and then be eaten by mindless, walking dead.
PartyPoker. The rotten core of online Poker.
Shame on you Mike Sexton.
And this response from another poster:
Don't sugarcoat it, tell us what you really think!!!
What spurred the post was the extra chips that frequent players at the site get in some of the big tournaments, like the Party Poker Million semi-finals. I've never entered one of those, but had thought about it and was not aware of this discrepancy. I'm not hating on PP too much here, but they should be more up front about some of their practices over there.
And in a nod to Iggy,
Killian's > Guinness