Understand and Compare “No Deposit” Bonuses in NJ Online Poker

Every New Jersey online poker room offers you free money to try out the site. Use this guide to pick where to play.


Updated on February 26, 2018

A “no deposit” bonus is just how it sounds—an online poker room will give you free money to play on the site without the need to make a real money deposit.

This money is credited to your real money account, and it’s ready for you to use to play cash games, tournaments and sit and gos. Sometimes there are some stipulations about what games you can play, and there may be a small wagering requirement before you can withdraw the free money.

Offers at a Glance

Site No Deposit Bonus Breakdown
888 NJ $20 $4 “money bonus”, 6 $1 tournament tickets, $10 free play for selected casino games
Borgata $20 $10 instant (you must earn 1 reward point to withdraw the bonus), the other $10 requires 40 rewards points to be released
partypoker NJ $25 $10 is available for cash games, $5 for tournaments and $10 for casino play


Borgata’s bonus is the definitely one of the best out there – $10 free, and $10 bonus with a small playthrough.

Once you sign up to Borgata, you’ll get $10 credited to your account to play on any poker games. This bonus will be available to withdraw once you earn just 1 reward point—the equivalent of paying just 50c in rake. You’ll do this from playing just a few cash game hands or entering a tournament or two.

The other $10 is in the form of a poker bonus—you need to earn 40 iRPs (that is, pay $20 in rake) for the bonus to be “released” into your main account. Once released, it is your money to play with or cash out.

Smart players will use that first $10 and try to rake $20, thus releasing the full amount without having to make a real money deposit. But if you do bust the $10, make a small deposit to finish the bonus requirement.

Sign up to Borgata and claim your free $20

888 NJ: Free cash money plus bonus tournament tickets

$4 “money bonus”, 6 $1 tournament tickets, $10 free play for selected casino games.

The 888 no deposit bonus is a bit different from the others—you get $10 free, but in the form of a $4 “money bonus”and $6 in tournament tickets.

It is important to note that all bonuses, tournament tickets and free play casino cash must be used within 7 days from being credited to a players account.

partypoker NJ: Big Bonus, but with a high playthrough.

The advertised amount of $25 free cash makes the partypoker bonus very tempting, and don’t get us wrong—it is a good deal. But there’s a couple of catches to watch out for.

First up, only $10 can be used in cash games, $5 in tournaments, and the remaining $10 is for casino games. That’s fine, as $15 is above average for free money in New Jersey, but it’s just something to watch out for.

It is free money—you’ll be completing that wagering requirement using party’s own money. And when you combine it with the deposit match bonus up to $1000, its a nice little extra perk.

Sign up and try partypoker for free

December 11, 2014