partypoker remove inactivity fees

Yesterday partypoker announced they would no longer be charging inactivity fees to players who have not logged in for six months.

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Patrick Leonard

A small admin fee used to be taken on dormant accounts that still had money in them, but would be refunded if the player reactivated their account. 

This practice had been in place since October 2007 under previous management, now partypoker are removing the fee altogether. This is part of a pledge to listen to players more.

partypoker Pro and PokerStrategist Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard commented:

It can be very frustrating for players who have taken a break from the game to find that the inactivity fee has been charged. It has always been super easy to reactivate accounts and get the fee refunded but often people are just getting on with their lives and totally forget about it. I think removing this fee altogether will be widely welcomed in the poker community and it also shows that partypoker really is making good on its promise to take players’ opinions into account. There are some big changes happening in the near future including further improvements to our new lobby and table design. Online poker is starting to become the cool thing to do after work and at weekends again and right now there’s no better place than partypoker.

Those who have been around poker for a while will be well aware of the inactivity fees as every few months a poker forum thread would start from somebody surprised their account had been charged for doing nothing, so this will no doubt be a welcome change. 

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  • Andreas

    #1

    Well, poker rooms aren't banks where one should park their capital but it's certainly a good move by partypoker! Let's hope others will follow suit.
  • Zeezout

    #2

    Great choice. To me it's been the main reason why I left partypoker.

    Forgetting to play for a while and poef, money gone, isn't working well.

    Better would be to ask players for a response if they want to continue playing after f.i. a year of not playing, would be better.
  • anduke

    #4

    That's convenient indeed. Although it wasn't too bad if it was refunded when you logged back in.