Updated March 3, 2015
New Jersey Online Poker Highlights
The online poker rooms in New Jersey are striving to meet the needs of their customers and attract new customers. As they introduce significant changes, pokerfuse will update you on the latest events happening in the Garden State with regards to internet poker.
This month, 888 introduced a bigger bonus for new players with no deposit required. When you sign up for a new account, you will now get $30 in free bonus money, but there are some requirements, so be sure to check out our New Player Guide for 888 to make sure you do what is necessary to claim all of the free money.
888 also recently began sharing its player pool with WSOP.com in New Jersey. Not all of the cash game tables are shared, but many are and they are sharing tournaments too. That means bigger prize pools for players and Sit n’ Gos that run more often.
New Jersey’s Four Online Poker Rooms
WSOP NJ: The iconic World Series of Poker brand is online in New Jersey, with good cash game traffic, a comprehensive VIP program and the one of the best new player offers around.
Borgata Poker: Backed by the trusted Borgata Hotel and Casino, Borgata is on the Borgata/partypoker network which offers the best cash game and tournament traffic in New Jersey. It also regularly runs great promotions for all types of players, and offers $20 free to try out the site.
partypoker NJ: The iconic partypoker returns to the United States. Sharing the same player pool as Borgata, party offers the best spread of cash game action and runs the biggest tournaments, including the big Sunday $50,000 and the Garden State Super Series. It also offers the most generous deposit match bonus in the state at $1000.
888 New Jersey: The global 888 brand in New Jersey has hands down the best VIP program and one of the largest first match deposit bonuses around.
I’m a new player. What special offers are available to me?
You are truly spoiled for choice. All four online poker rooms are vying for your business—which means you can get some free money and great first deposit bonuses at all the sites.
You can get an overview of all the offers in our dedicated guide, which gives a comprehensive and independent review of every offer.
I’m an online poker grinder. Who has the best VIP program?
All four New Jersey poker rooms offer some decent promotions, though which site is better depends on how much you play—and what games you play.
Never fear, we have just the page for you: Our comprehensive overview of all VIP programs and rewards schemes in New Jersey online poker breaks this all down, and gives you an honest opinion on what offers are best.
How do I deposit money at New Jersey online poker sites? How can I withdraw?
Because online poker is a completely legal and regulated activity in the state of New Jersey, there are many cheap, reliable and quick ways to move money both on and off online poker rooms. You can transfer directly from your bank, use ewallets, use credit cards and even deposit and receive cash directly at casino cages in Atlantic City.
There are pros and cons to each method, which is why we’ve created a free guide on how to deposit at New Jersey sites and another guide on how to withdraw your funds.
Are PokerStars and Full Tilt Going to Launch in New Jersey?
PokerStars’ new owner Amaya sure plans to. The online giant has applied for the relevant licenses from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to allow them to go live with regulated online gambling in the state. While at first it seemed like they would go live by the end of 2014, unknown delays in the approval process has pushed this back to Q1 2015 at the earliest.
What would PokerStars in New Jersey be like? The room has already hinted at some possible launch plans, which would include some big Sunday tournaments, following meet and greets with New Jersey residents.
It would be very likely to use PokerStars’ new PS7 client, which includes blackjack and roulette games built in—something certain to launch in New Jersey, where real money casino games are permitted. Also expect is PokerStars’ best-in-class mobile clients to support the desktop clients. Questions remain whether Full Tilt will be used in New Jersey—while Amaya has suggested the brand will be utilized, it probably wouldn’t make sense to launch two separate online poker player pools.