Online poker in New Jersey is in full swing with more and more tournaments held for the residents of the State.
Ever since American gambling laws were altered to allow fully licensed and regulated online poker in New Jersey, the number of poker players has been growing steadily. Since November last year, more and more poker tournaments are offered to local residents.
The number of new accounts opened at online poker sites in the United States in New Jersey has already crossed the 150,000 mark, and continues to grow rapidly. Poker operators are coming up with new games, bonuses, and tourneys to attract more members. Let’s take a look at what’s going on with online poker tournaments in the Garden State this week.
New Jersey online poker offers
• American gambling laws now allow online poker sites to operate in NJ
• Borgata and Ultimate Poker offer extensive online poker opportunities
• Cash games and tournaments are available in abundance there
Ultimate Poker was popular even before the Black Friday events, but now that the online American poker rooms are back, the poker site is back to its former glory. The online poker room is said to bring the best value in New Jersey, but that’s really up to the players to decide.
Each weekend Ultimate Poker is offering its members a great chance to score big. The highlight of the weekend is the $100 buy-in tourney with whopping $20,000 in guaranteed prize pool on Sunday. However, there’s lots of other tournaments available, for example the Nightly $5,000 event with only $50 rebuys. And since the poker room is still being filled by new players, most of them are keen on rebuying more than once.
There are various Sit&Go tourneys available too. The Lucky 7’s is one of the most popular one – this seven-seater is running all day. Moreover, winning three of these Sit&Gos will provide poker players with an free ticket to the $7,777 freeroll.
The poker games variety at Ultimate Poker is decent, considering they’ve just started in the Garden State. They offer limit hold’em, no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, and pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better games. The blinds vary from $0.1/0.2 to $10/20 and up.
Ultimate Poker members are also in for a chance to collect loyalty points. The Color UP VIP program records player’s progress and moves them up the ladder in the mutli-tier system towards higher rewards and bonuses. The program allows members to convert experience points into U points and later into cash and merchandise. The higher the tier poker players achieve – the better their multiplier for the cash exchange will be.
As for the banking methods, Ultimate Poker members can use bank wire and checks to withdraw their winnings. However, the poker room also offers them a chance to get their money in person at the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City.
Borgata online poker site is powered by Party Poker, this is one of the most prominent examples when land-based operator meets an online one to offer New Jersey residents easy ways to play online poker in the United States.
The weekends are extra special at Borgata online, offering members a chance to win a share of $50,000 guaranteed in the Sunday tournament with just $200 buy-in. However, the weekdays are no less rewarding: there’s a $10,000 Daily tournament with $100 buy-in, as well as a host of Nightly tourneys.
Naturally, the online poker experience at Borgata is not limited to giant tournament play. There are numerous shootout, re-buy, Sit&Go, head-up, and bounty tournaments available to online poker enthusiasts from New Jersey on a daily basis.
The big tourneys at Borgata offer a wide range of qualifiers and satellites, and players can win their seats there for as little as $1. A system of Step Tournaments is also available, allowing poker fans to move up gradually into the big events.
Tournaments are not the only great feature of Borgata. Cash games are available in great variety. There’s limit hold’em, no-limit hold’em, pot-limit hold’em, Omaha eight-or-better, pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better, pot-limit Omaha, seven card stud, and extra-special seven card stud eight-or-better variants available. Borgata is also promising to increase the number of poker varieties available at their American poker room in the very near future.
As for the loyalty program for Borgata players – there’s the iRewards system, which provides members with points for every dollar wagered at the online poker room. After the points are collected, they can be redeemed for tournament tickets and cash. However, these points can be also converted into comp dollars for the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, in case someone prefers a nice relaxing bath to playing a long poker tournament.
Borgata online poker room allows players to cash out their winnings by check, bank transfer, and even the Borgata Online Prepaid Card, which is operated by Discover. Live withdrawals can be made at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.
If you happen to live in New Jersey and love poker, you now how a choice where to exercise your online poker play. But who says you can’t register and play at various online poker rooms?