Daily 3-Bet: NJ Soft Play, Ivey Horseplay, Cody Cut

Phil Ivey
Ivey home game gets weird.

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Today in the 3-Bet we find New Jersey soft launching into the online poker game, Phil Ivey hosting a bizarre home game and Jake Cody offering a 2% cut of his EPT Prague cash.

1) New Jersey iGaming Goes Live with Soft Play

And then there were three.

The state of New Jersey officially ojined the online gambling fray today with the launch of "soft play" on 15 licensed casino/poker sites.

What exactly is soft play? Basically live, real-money play for an exclusive group of invitees monitored very, very closely. The seven permit holders granted soft-play approval:

  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

(Platform bwin; Sites www.Borgatacasino.com, www.Borgatapoker.com, www.NJ.Partypoker.com)

  • Caesars Interactive Entertainment New Jersey - Affiliate of Bally's Park Place

(Platform: 888; Sites: www.HarrahsCasino.com, www.WSOP.com, us.888.com, us.888poker.com, us.888casino.com)

  • Caesars Interactive Entertainment- Affiliate of Boardwalk Regency Corporation

(Platform: Amaya; Site: www.CaesarsCasino.com)

  • Golden Nugget Atlantic City

(Platform: Bally IGP; Sites: www.GoldenNuggetCasino.com, nj-casino.goldennuggetcasino.com)

  • Tropicana Casino and Resort

(Platform: GameSys; Sites: www.tropicanacasino.com, www.virgincasino.com)

  • Trump Plaza Associates

(Platform: Betfair;  Site: www.betfaircasino.com)

  • Trump Taj Mahal Associates

(Platform: Ultimate Gaming; Sites: www.ucasino.com)

Latest info from NJ.gov here.

2) Ivey's Home Game Gets Weird

Ever wonder what Phil Ivey's home game looks like? It's weirder than you might think - no one uses any chips.

Jake Cody jumper inspiration (Photo: Neil Stoddart)

3) Wear a Christmas Sweater, Get a Cut of Jake Cody

So, this seems like a very good deal with very little effort needed.

Just take a pic of yourself wearing a delightful Christmas jumper (sweater to the non-British) and you could get a 2% cut of PokerStars pro Jake Cody's EPT Prague Main Event cash.

Jake will pick his top 3 favorite pics and, if he cashes in Prague, transfer your cut right into your PokerStars account.

Yes, please. We can get behind this wholeheartedly. How to enter:

Twitter: Follow me @jakecody + tweet your pic + add: @jakecody + #jakesjumpers + your own PokerStars user Id

Instagram: Follow me @jakecodyy + post your pic + add: @jakecodyy + #jakesjumpers + your own PokerStars user Id

Facebook: Like my page + post your pic on your own wall + #jakesjumpers + tag me + add your own PokerStars user Id 

Add a funny comment for bonus points. Contest runs until Dec. 1.

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