Updated February 27, 2018

Key Takeaways
  • Instant Checks are the fastest and easiest way to fund your online poker account. All rooms in New Jersey offer this method and best of all—they incur no fees.
  • Online Banking Transfers are available at all New Jersey online poker rooms but the fees can be expensive.
  • Credit and Debit Cards are convenient, but have a low success rate as some banks still refuse to work with online gaming operators.
  • Virtual Payment Processors offer a buffer zone for those that want the convenience of electronic transfers but want to keep their banking information private.
  • Live Cash Payments can be made at some casino cages and convenience stores.
Deposit Method WSOP NJ partypoker NJ Borgata 888 NJ PokerStars NJ
Instant Checks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PayPal Yes No No Yes No
Online Banking Transfers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visa Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MasterCard Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Prepaid Discover Card No Yes Yes No Yes
NETELLER Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Skrill No Yes Yes No Yes
Live Cash Payments Yes No Yes Yes Yes

Want to cash out? Read our guide to withdrawing at New Jersey online poker rooms.

Instant Checks

Instant Checks, or ACH payments as they are commonly called, are a safe and secure method of allowing checking users to instantly move money via an electronic network from their bank account to their online poker account. Currently all of the online poker rooms in New Jersey offer ACH payments.

In order to utilize this method, users need to have their checking account number and nine digit ABA routing number handy. This information can be found on the bottom line of a check from your account.

Limits on how much you can deposit with each Instant Check are decided by your ACH provider.

Normally there are no fees associated with Instant Checks.

Online Banking Transfer

An Online Banking Transfer, also known as a wire transfer, is also an electronic way of moving funds from your bank account to your online poker account. In most instances you will need to be enrolled in your bank’s online banking the program in order to initiate an online banking transfer. Transfers can also be accomplished by using the “Online Bill Pay” feature provided by your online banking service.

Although all New Jersey online poker rooms accept online banking transfers and most will not charge a fee for using this service, some financial institutions may assess fees.

Credit and Debit Cards

Visa and MasterCard are accepted by most online poker rooms in New Jersey.

Prepaid Cards are also an option at partypoker.com, Borgata and PokerStars. Each has their own branded prepaid cards that players can use to fund their online poker accounts.

Virtual Payment Processors

Making payments online has become easier with the introduction of virtual payment processors such as NETELLER and Skrill (formerly MoneyBookers). All New Jersey online poker rooms accept deposits from NETELLER. Skrill is accepted at partypoker NJ Borgata and PokerStars NJ.

These payment processors act as middlemen allowing you to fund those accounts direct from your bank account or credit card, yet shielding that information from the online gaming company.

Though most online poker rooms will not charge a fee for using Virtual payment processors, check the terms and conditions of the virtual payment processors to determine what applicable fees will be charged.

Live Cash Payments

There are a variety of methods available to those that choose to fund their online poker accounts with cash. For WSOP NJ and 888 NJ, cash deposits are accepted at the Caesars Atlantic City casino cage.

In addition, All online poker rooms in New Jersey offer a service called PayNearMe which allows players to deposit cash at any 7-Eleven location and have those funds appear instantly in their online poker accounts.

Players wishing to play on partypoker NJ and Borgata can make cash deposits at the Borgata casino cage.