New Jersey Poker: PartyPoker and Borgata Join WSOP and 888 in App Store New Jersey Poker: PartyPoker and Borgata Join WSOP and 888 in App Store
Sean MacEntee, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License

Borgata Poker and PartyPoker NJ, the two poker rooms on bwin.party’s online poker network in New Jersey, have had their mobile apps accepted into Apple’s official app store in the US.

The mobile app, which is the same app available on PartyPoker’s dot-com poker room with minor aesthetic changes, works on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS version 4.3 or higher.

The app supports real money poker play for both standard and fast-fold tables across all stakes spread. Play money games are not yet supported. As with all real money poker apps in the App Store, there is no cashier functionality available in the app directly.

Party and Borgata join WSOP.com and 888, which both had their New Jersey online poker apps accepted into Apple’s store in early December. The two sites operate using the same software provided by 888 Holdings, but with a separate pool of players.

Apple applies a stringent per-country policy that only permits online gambling apps in white markets from licensed and regulated sites. It recently pulled online poker apps in the Australian app store at government request. The New Jersey apps are the first to be accepted into the US store.

Its Android counterpart, the Google Play store, does not allow any form of real money gambling apps, but poker rooms can host such apps as direct downloads on their site.

The PartyPoker NJ network is currently leading the New Jersey market with approximately 50% of total cash game activity according to PokerScout. WSOP.com has claimed 30% and 888 approximately 15%.