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Play Poker Online for Real Money in New Jersey

Since it’s legalization of real money poker in New Jersey the state has quickly grown as one of the most popular places to play poker online. Most NJ online poker sites have come up with great incentives and bonuses to get players to play on their site. Big players have already open their doors to NJ online poker players including the Borgata, 888poker and Poker Stars.

The most recent of which is Poker Stars…

Through a partnership with the local Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, Poker Stars formed a new site specifically for New Jersey players called  Poker Stars NJ. With a soft launch that started in May of 2016 Poker Stars NJ quickly took a large share of the New Jersey Online Poker market in a short period of time.


Games are expected to be similar to what is on offer on other poker clients, with lower tournament guarantees and less players in cash games due to the smaller market. Outside of the most well known Texas Holdem Poker other Popular games like the fast-fold Zoom Poker and the lottery-style Spin & Go tournaments will be available to players in New Jersey.

What is required to Play Poker Online in New Jersey?

Unlike the rest of the world there are a few requirements to play online poker in NJ. For one because it is regulated by the the state gaming commission participants must be 21 to play. Second, no player to player transfers are allowed. Inside the US the rules are pretty much the same but outside you only have to be 18 and you can transfer funds between players. It’s worth knowing these rules should intend to participate. Visitors would be interested to know: you do not need to be a New Jersey resident to play online poker in the Garden State, but in order to wager real-money you must be physically located within the state’s borders. For more info (and the best bonuses) check out our list of the top 10 Legal Poker Sites in NJ.


Where to Play Poker Online in NJ

According to poker sites and forums the places players are playing poker online in New Jersey are usually the more well known regulated sites. Playing on unregulated sites defeats the purpose of playing in a legal state anyway. Outside of being a large regulated site it comes down to what type of players you will find (ie. where can you find the fish) and what bonuses they offer.

Bonuses are only available for first time players. We’re always scouting the net for the best bonuses so check back often and join new sites when you can.

Because Online Poker met a bit of a rough start and numbers were lower than expected players can ultimately benefit. PokerStars burgeoning CardHunt promotion sent the number of players in real money games soaring. According to Poker Industry Pro via PokerScout.com, traffic has gone up on Poker Stars site as a direct result of the promotion. Poker888 has been pumping up their promotional schedule as well. New games such as the fast-fold Zoom Poker in New Jersey, are running helping to increase play and draw new players into the game as well. After all more hands played regardless of the game means more revenue for New Jersey’s online poker sites.