partypoker New Jersey: Independent Review and New Player Guide

Everything an online poker player needs to know about party’s New Jersey poker room, and how it stacks up to the competition.

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Reasons to choose partypoker New Jersey:
  • The $1000 deposit match bonus for new players is the most generous in New Jersey and clears the fastest.
  • It shares the same player pool with Borgata, so has the best selection of games.
  • An international brand run by a public company, and thanks to its Borgata partnership you can do cage deposits in the casino.
  • The VIP program is great for low volume/infrequent players, and also pretty good for tournament grinders.

New Player Bonuses and Incentives

No deposit bonus

Party gives away the most money without needing a deposit—$25. However, only $10 is available for cash games and $5 for tournaments (the rest is to be used in the casino). The bonus also has a high wagering requirement before you can withdraw. Still, free money is free money—and if you combine it with the deposit match bonus (see below), it’s a great deal.

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Or see how party compares to other “no deposit” bonuses »

Deposit match bonus

The deposit match bonus is the best in New Jersey. Not only is it the largest—party will match your first deposit up to a stonking $1000—it also clears really fast. It basically amounts to 50% rakeback (on top of any more rewards you obtain) while you clear the bonus, and you are given a generous 60 days to do it.

Sign up and deposit today to claim your bonus up to $1000 »

Or compare party’s deposit match bonus with its competitors »

VIP Program

Everyone enters the rewards program and starts off at Bronze, and moves up through earning points. There are four monthly tiers and one quarterly tier.

Points can be spent in the store on tournament tickets and bonuses. This is where things get tricky. There are four cash bonuses in the store: $10, $25, $50 and $100. The price doesn’t differ based on your rewards tier, but only Gold+ can buy the $50 bonus, and only Palladium can buy the $100 bonus. The higher the bonus the more value you get for your points.

The best value, however, is in tournament tickets. Whether you buy a SNG ticket (from $1 up to $20) a $50 MTT ticket, or tickets to the $100 daily or the $200 Sunday, the points value is the same—but it changes depending on your tier. These give the best points-to-dollar ratio.

Sometimes there are special deals—like when a double guarantee sunday runs, a ticket to that is often at reduced prices. So keep your eyes out for that.

That table below assumes there’s no special tournament tickets available. Cash bonus rakeback assumes you cash in your points at the highest value available at that tier.

Bottom line: If you are a tournament player—use your money on tournament tickets. If you’re not you’ll have to stick with cash bonuses, which tap out at 10%.

Sign up to join Bronze tier today and start earning rewards »

The Tiers

Tier Points Rake Rake/day Rakeback in Tickets Rakeback in Cash Bonuses
Bronze (everyone) - - 6.67% 7.14%
Silver 250 $125 $4.03 10% 7.14%
Gold 500 $250 $8.06 13.3% 8%
Palladium 1000 $500 $16.16 16.67% 10%
Palladium Elite 10,000/quarter $5000/quarter $54.79 20% 10%

See how this VIP scheme stacks up against other online poker rooms »

Extra Perks

Palladium Elite offers various extra perks, though the details are sketchy. The website talks about access to the “biggest offline poker and casino tournaments” a “year-round VIP sale,” reduced wagering requirements, and access to a concierge service—basically an improved customer service. However, there are no specifics here. http://nj.partypoker.com/whats-going-on/loyalty/palladiumelite.html

Deposit Methods

The best way to fund your online poker account at partypoker NJ is to use Instant Checks, otherwise known as ACH transfers. They are a quick, easy, fast and inexpensive way to move money from your checking account directly to your online poker account.

If you need to move money from your savings account than an Online Banking Transfer offers the same convenience and speed, but the cost can be as high as $10-$50 per transaction.

Visa and MasterCard are also accepted at partypoker NJ, however the success rate is not good. Due to overly conservative banking practices, Visa cards are often declined. MasterCard does have a much higher success rate.

Partypoker NJ also accepts NETELLER and Skrill which allows players to create a buffer between their online gaming account in their bank account. You can fund your NETELLER/Skrill accounts electronically using your bank account, and then use them to get your funds online without the gaming site ever knowing your banking details. Be aware that there can be fees associated with funding these virtual banking accounts.

Finally, if your person that likes to deal in cash, you can make a deposit into your online poker account right at the Borgata casino cage.

Need more info? Learn more about how to deposit at New Jersey online poker rooms with our free guide.

Withdrawal Methods

Getting your money off of partypoker NJ is just as easy as funding your account. Again, Instant Checks are the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way of moving money both to and from your online poker account. There are typically no fees involved in the transaction is completed instantaneously.

Players can also use virtual payment processors NETELLER and Skrill to receive their money. However, you will still need to get your money from your virtual wallet to your actual bank account, and there can be fees associated with this method.

Party poker NJ also has its own prepaid card that you can use to withdraw funds from your online poker account. Once you money is on the card you can withdraw it at an ATM or use it to make purchases anywhere Discover is accepted.

If you’re in the vicinity of Atlantic City, you can stop by the Borgata and make a withdrawal directly at the cage. Beware that you must process this withdrawal from your online poker count prior to arriving at the cage.

Or you can always request a check to be mailed to your address on file.

Still confused? You can learn more about withdrawing money from New Jersey online poker rooms in our exclusive guide.

Software Platforms

At partypoker NJ you can play online poker from almost any device including:

  • Desktop Computer
  • Laptop
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet

You can even play on your Mac with the browser-based client they call Instant Play.

December 11, 2014
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