PARTY POKER NJ
The Party has returned to the USA. partyPoker officially returned to America, and New Jersey specifically, in 2014 and players in the region were excited to say the least.
After an eight-year absence, PartyPoker was once again playable in the USA where it dominated in the mid-2000s. PartyPoker has returned to a very different world but that doesn’t mean it’s not a compelling product anymore.
While the PartyPoker NJ player pool is much smaller that the rest of the world it’s not that hard to find a game. Furthermore PartyPoker has been running some aggressive promotions targeted towards new players in the Garden State.
First off PartyPoker has an exclusive agreement with the Borgata, which means players can qualify for live events, such as one’s hosted by the World Poker Tour, easier than ever.
The site is also offering big sign-up bonuses for new players as well as promos like New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire, which sees eight PartyPoker players get the chance to win $1 million at a Sit & Go at Borgata.
Note: Effective May 1, 2018, the first three states where poker has been licensed and regulated (New Jersey, Nevada & Delaware) entered a pact to share player and prize pools. If you previously have a partypoker NJ account you will need to create a new one to access the new shared platform.
BONUS CODE AND PROMOTIONS
partypoker NJ Welcome Bonus - Up to $30 in Free SPINS
partypoker NJ has two welcome bonuses players can choose from when they sign-up:
Deposit $10 and get $10 in SPINS tickets:
- Day 1 Ticket Bundle: 1 x $5 + 5 x $0.25
- Day 2 Ticket Bundle: 5 x $0.25
- Day 4 Ticket Bundle: 5 x $0.25
- Day 6 Ticket Bundle: 5 x $0.25
or deposit $20 and get $30 in SPINS tickets:
- Day 1 Ticket Bundle: 1 x $5 + 5 x $1
- Day 2 Ticket Bundle: 1 x $5 + 5 x $1
- Day 4 Ticket Bundle: 5 x $1
- Day 6 Ticket Bundle: 5 x $1
partypoker SPINS are 3-handed hyper-turbo SnGs (see below for more) that randomly multiply the prize pool before the tourney begins. The multiplier can be from 2x to 240,000x which means you could win $1 MILLION from a $5 buy-in.
partypoker Bonus Code: No Code Needed. Minimum deposit $10.
partypoker Bonus Payout: See above. All SPINS tickets will expire after 7 days from issue. The $30 bonus SPINS tickets are not transferrable and can't be substituted or redeemed for cash.
partypoker NJ Rewards Program
PartyPoker NJ offers the same Loyalty 2.0 program as the global site with Bronze, Silver, Gold and Palladium status levels.
Each one offers a varying degree of rakeback going all the way up to an impressive 20% in cash rewards for Palladium-level players.
In addition the higher levels of PartyPoker NJ’s loyalty program are fair easier to hit than on competitor’s sites. It only takes 2,000 points a month to hit Palladium on PartyPoker these days (down from 10,000 in years past!).
PartyPoker is also offering a $10,000 Loyalty Celebration Freeroll for VIP players.
TOURNAMENTS AND FREEROLLS
PartyPoker NJ offers plenty of tournaments and freerolls although it can be hard to find big MTTs at certain points of the day.
Fortunately PartyPoker NJ does offer the famous Sunday $50,000, which is one of the biggest MTTs currently offered in the state.
In addition PartyPoker offers a Daily $10k tournament for a $100 buy-in, which is pretty much a must-play if you’re a serious player.
One key trick is to actually pay attention to the tournament schedule on the PartyPoker site because it’s not as easy to go on at any time of the day and immediately find a big MTT.
SOFTWARE AND GRAPHICS
PartyPoker sure looks a lot different than it did the last time it was available in the USA. While some may have some nostalgia for the old look, the new PartyPoker software has been vastly improved with a faster and more reliable interface.
It’s a nice-looking client. The software is very light in color, which reminds us of the various UIs that Google or Apple have trended towards recently.
The PartyPoker NJ software is uncluttered without being too simple. One major benefit of the relatively small player base on the NJ site is that it’s never too difficult to find anything. It doesn’t take that long to navigate the entire lobby.
Players have access to the complete kit of modern online poker features including auto re-buy, four-color decks and quick-seat functionality.
Finding soft tables on PartyPoker NJ isn’t really that difficult. The only problem is that there is a significant amount of time where you can’t find any action at all - although that should change with the new merging of player pools between New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.
If you’re on during peak times, however, there are some very good spots to be had. It’s not quite PartyPoker in the mid-2000s soft but we’ve played on much, much harder sites recently.
And if you haven’t played on a US poker site since the mid-2000s don’t you owe to yourself to give it a try?