Updated on February 26, 2018

Understanding New Player Bonuses in New Jersey
  • Many regulated New Jersey online poker rooms offer both “no deposit” bonuses and “deposit match” bonuses, and you can claim them both if you are a new player.
  • There is also thousands of dollars in deposit match bonuses available. But these have some wagering requirements before you can withdraw the money.
  • The terms for each bonus are different from site to site. This page will help you understand what’s available and which bonus is best for you.

No Deposit Bonuses

“No deposit” bonus means exactly that: You will be credited real money into your online poker account without having to make your own deposit.

This might sound too good to be true, but there is no real trick here, this is an incentive from the online poker room to try out the games. Consider it like a freebie sample. The money is yours to do with what you want.

The only real catch is that some bonuses have a small playthrough requirement before you can cash out the free money. The table below gives a quick overview of the offers available.

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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

Deposit Match Bonuses

With deposit bonuses, the poker room matches the same amount that you make on your first deposit. That bonus sits in a special “bonus” account and cannot be used to play in the games; instead it is “released” into your main account as you complete a wagering requirement.

The more you play, the more bonus money you release. Money released to your account can be used to play with, and can be cashed out.

Many New Jersey online poker rooms have a deposit bonus that matches 100% of your first deposit up to a certain limit, usually from $400 up to $1500 depending on the site. Each site has its own bonus terms, and while the largest bonus may be the most appealing, understanding how long it takes to clear (and how the bonus is released) is just as important.

Learn how to compare deposit bonuses to understand which is best for you »

Site Amount Free Paid Out In Time to clear Rake/day Rakeback
partypoker NJ $1000 10 parts 60 days $33.33 50%
Borgata $600 10 parts 45 days $26.67 50%
WSOP NJ $400 staggered release schedule 60 days $33.33 20%
888 NJ $1500 $10 steps 90 days $83.33 20%