When it comes to online poker in New Jersey, WSOP.com has modest traffic. Still, there's no question the power of the WSOP brand remains strong, thus building a more consistent player base.
Things took a big jump in 2018 with a deal to share player pools across states. Thus combining traffic of WSOP.com NJ, PA, NV and DE. WSOP.com NJ now offers the best liquidity in NJ online poker with 300-400 users at peak times and low-stakes cash games available always.
Subsequently, you get a nice uptick in tournament guarantees and bigger online series. There’s also possibilities to win a real WSOP gold bracelet online. The WSOP Online Circuit also awards the famed WSOPC rings and offers entries into the Global Casino Championship.
WSOP satellites are also a big deal on WSOP.com NJ since you can win seats/packages for live WSOP events. Both for the main WSOP in Vegas and the smaller buy-in WSOP Circuit. Daily and weekly satellites start at $1 and direct qualifiers can be as little as $10. You can win your Main Event package, WSOPC package or a seat in any WSOP event of your choice.
BONUS CODE AND PROMOTIONS
First things first: If you want to sign-up and play poker at WSOP.com NJ you need to:
- Be over 21 (proven with valid documents)
- Physically be within NJ borders (confirmed by geo-located text message)
WSOP.com NJ Welcome Bonus
The appeal for players to sign up at WSOP.com NV is:
- 100% welcome bonus up to $600
- Entry to 7 consecutive $100 freerolls
- Ongoing rakeback as you play
- The chance to play for real WSOP gold
Deposit at least $10 to access the $100 Welcome Week Freerolls. Tournaments run everyday so check the schedule on their website. Tournament tickets will automatically credit your account - valid for the next 7 freerolls you enter after your deposit.
As WSOP.com NJ is licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Gaming Authority you can use many payment methods. Including Visa, Mastercard and Paypal, among others - or you can stop by a 7-11 to pay upfront.
WSOP.com NJ Promotions
Since the merging of the player pools the overall volume and value of promotions at WSOP.com NJ have both accelerated nicely. Among the regular promotions you can now find at WSOP.com NJ are:
- Monthly Reload Bonus (typically 100% match up to $500)
- WSOP Satellites from as low as $1
- Sit & Go Leaderboards with $1,000 in weekly prizes
- Monthly Hero Freerolls for Police, Fire and Armed Forces
- WSOP.com NJ/NV/DE/PA Player of the Year Race
- Daily $100 Freerolls
- $250K in Weekly Tournament Guarantees
WSOP.com NJ/NV Player of the Year Race
The most steadfast online grinders compete throughout the year in MTTs to earn points for the Player of the Year leaderboard. At the end of the calendar year the online player with the most leaderboard points wins:
- $10,000 Cash Prize
- Exclusive WSOP.com Player of the Year Ring
- VIP Seating for at the WSOP Main Event Final Table
POY points are awarded in all scheduled Multi-Table Tournaments (MTTs) that award cash prizes; some tournaments use POY point multipliers.
Note: SnGs are NOT included in the points calculations nor are restricted events such as Ladies Only and invitational events. Players from both Nevada and New Jersey compete together in the same competition.
WSOP.com NJ Rewards Program
WSOP.com NJ Rewards Points (called APPs - Action Player Points) are awarded for every raked hand you play on WSOP.com. Regardless of whether you win the pot or not. That means your rewards points add up quickly, blasting you up the VIP tiers:
- Player (0 APPs)
- Bronze (200 APPs)
- Silver (750 APPs)
- Elite (1,500 APPs)
Reach Bronze status and your APPs are converted into WSOP Points, which can be redeemed for cash. Earn 20,000 APPs over a year and you'll reach the Champions Club where your WSOP multiplier hits 16x.
The higher the status you earn each month the more WSOP Points you receive for each APP. Reward Points are awarded as follows:
- Ring Games: 2 APPs for every $1 in rake collected at the table (Fractional APPs based on contributed portion of rake for each hand played).
- Tournaments: 2 APPs for each $1 in fees paid
You can convert WSOP Points to cash as often as you like (minimum 1,000 per transaction) at a rate of 100 WSOP points to $1.
WSOP.com NJ FREEROLLS & TOURNAMENTS
The tournament schedule on WSOP.com NJ is now more varied than before. The boost from the merged player pools has generally seen the major guarantees exceeded and most small guarantees bumped slightly.
Overall WSOP.com NJ (with NV, PA and DE) now offers $250k GTD each week in tournaments. The backbone of that is the $100,000 GTD Sunday main event. Direct buy in is $320 but many smaller buy-in satellites run through the week to secure entry.
You can access the full lineup at WSOP.com NJ for multiple MTTs and freerolls - but here’s a few highlights:
$100 Daily Freeroll
- Capped at 600 players
- Top 20% of the field gets paid
- Starting stack is 2K
- Blinds at 10/20 - 10-minute levels
- Starts at 7 pm ET daily
- Great for beginners!
$1,000 Hero Freeroll
- A nice gesture to the US Armed Forces, Fire Dept and Police Force.
- You must provide ID from one of those organizations to play.
- Runs the third Sunday each month at 6 pm ET.
$100k Sunday Tournament
- $320 buy-in
- Lots of daily/weekly satellites to enter cheap
WSOP Blast Poker
Since WSOP.com NJ uses the 888poker software it also allows players to access the super popular Blast Poker Jackpot SnGs. These are hyper-turbo, 4-handed tournaments where the prize pool is multiplied by a random multiplier before each tourney begins.
Maximum multipliers can reach 10,000x so can be pretty lucrative - and they’re great to play from mobile. Read more about Jackpot SnGs here.
WSOP Circuit Satellites and Online Events
The WSOP Circuit is the lower buy-in, more regional series where players can win WSOPC Rings and play their way into the Global Casino Championship. WSOPC events run all over the country and now a new Online WSOPC Series has been added with 13 events.
As for online satellites, the World Series of Poker is of course the flagship poker series in the entire world with 70+ events spread over 7 weeks in the Las Vegas summer. Right after the New Year players typically start ramping up their efforts to win their WSOP seats/hotel packages online and WSOP.com NJ (and WSOP NV) are the exclusive spot to do it online.
Each Sunday starting in February WSOP.com NJ runs satellites with direct seats for as little at $10. Daily super satellites start at $1 and you can work your way up the ladder into direct package events.
SOFTWARE AND GRAPHICS
Let's cut to the chase: the WSOP.com NJ software isn't a world-beater. It's not fancy, doesn't give you 100s of customizations options and the aesthetic, well, can best be described as "classic." If you're a hardcore grinder looking for cascading multi-tabling and a wide range of poker stat tracking options, this won't tickle you. But it’s a functional, effective poker client for 90% of players - providing the most critical elements of an online poker platform:
In short, it does what it needs to do. Geolocation is not an issue, lags or disconnects aren't either and it doesn't bog down your computer. Navigation is fairly intuitive, the lobby and sub-lobbies are simple to peruse and games are easy to find/register for. Sorted by game formats and table stakes.
The WSOP.com NJ software is actually provided by 888poker. Which by the way also offers a poker site in NJ but doesn't share all of the same player pool. The proprietary software is always going through slight revisions and improvements so we should hope the WSOP.com NJ software will improve over time.
WSOP.com NJ Poker App
WSOP.com NJ does have a downloadable poker app for iPhone/iPad and Android. That means you can play real-money poker on any device almost instantly after installation.
- Solid interface with easy-to-use buttons, navigable lobby & cashier
- No longer exclusively Hold’em - Adding Sit & Gos and MTTs
- Withdrawals and deposits possible on WSOP NJ poker app too*
- Geo-location to ensure you're within the NJ borders and eligible to play
*You'll need to jump over to a web browser to complete. Don’t worry - it’s all fast and secured by SSL encryption.
If you’ve never played on WSOP.com NJ:
Sign up for an account before you can download the WSOP NJ poker app. You can do this by clicking 'PLAY HERE' on this page. You may even be eligible for the $600 sign-up bonus.
If you already have a WSOP.com NJ account:
Simply download the app right from the poker site and start playing. Otherwise you can download the iPhone app from the App Store and Android app from Android market.
With the merging of the player pools for all legalized US states (NV, NJ, PA and DE), the overall talent level at WSOP.com NJ improved.
The primary focus for most pros or grinders playing on WSOP.com NJ is to get a WSOP seat or package on the cheap. Or to win a huge guarantee tourney that comes with a WSOPC ring or WSOP bracelet. Avoid those events and the fields will be softer.
As the cash games are mostly low-limit No-Limit Hold'em, you won’t be staring down a long line of world-beaters. You’ll find above-average players sure, but overall, bigger poker talents aren't dabbling in these stakes.
Instead, you'll find a lot of "tourist" play. Erratic moves, massive overbets, and plenty of super-tight nits. Just like you’d find at any casual live poker table on the weekends.
Yeah, the average player is definitely tougher than they were 10 years ago. There may even be grinders who stuck around New Jersey after Black Friday to play the live games. But there are still plenty of weak spots to exploit at any table. And more than enough for the average weekender to feel right at home.