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|
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.
888 NJ: Free cash money plus bonus tournament tickets
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.
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.