Only three of the five poker rooms in Atlantic City are currently open, and neither offers any tournaments at this time. What a bummer! But you can play poker tournaments online and maybe even parlay this activity into an opportunity to participate in the biggest and most prestigious poker competition of all–the WSOP Main Event!
When and where will the WSOP Main Event take place?
The 52nd Annual World Series of Poker will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from Thurs., Sept. 30, 2021 through Wed. Nov. 23, 2021. During that time, players can choose from no less than 88 bracelet events. But the one that will command worldwide attention is the Main Event. The first day of play for all entrants will be Nov. 4, 5, 6, or 7. All surviving players will then advance to the second day of play on Nov. 8 or 9, and so on.
Play will continue on the scheduled days and times until the field gets whittled down to nine players. Those individuals will comprise the final table, which will begin play on Tues., Nov. 16.
As in 2019, a huge turnout is expected
Due to the pandemic, the WSOP had to be canceled in 2020, so the last time the tournament was held was in 2019. So, naturally, after an absence of 26 months, eagerness to get the 2021 tournaments started is very high.
The 2019 WSOP set records for both participation (187,298 entries) and prizes ($293,183,345). The 2019 Main Event alone attracted 8,569 players (the largest field since 2006), a prize pool of $80,548,600, and a top prize of $10 million.
Other notable results in 2019 included, for the first time ever, 62 events with a prize pool over $1 million and 12 events with a prize pool over $5 million, as well as 12 events with more than 5,000 entrants representing more than 100 countries.
But 2021 could be the year when brand new records are set.
In anticipation of the high level of demand, CBS Sports will televise 18 of the 82 bracelet events, including a minimum of 15 hours of coverage of the Main Event.
Eligibility requirements and how to register for the 2021 WSOP
In order to attend any of the 2021 WSOP events, either as a participant or as a spectator, you must be at least 21 years old and present proof of having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to playing. Negative test results in lieu of vaccination and requests for exemption from the vaccination requirement for any reason will not be accepted, and no exceptions will be considered.
In addition, anyone who has had a positive COVID-19 test, or has been placed on quarantine restrictions within 14 days of the tournament, or who has experienced symptoms associated with the virus within the past 48 hours cannot attend.
Players may register and pay for the specific events that interest them either in advance online or on their mobile device or in-person at the Rio Convention Center 24/7 starting 9 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 30 until the start of the last event on Nov. 23.
For your convenience, a complete list of all of the scheduled WSOP events with the day, starting time, and entry fee is provided here.
Accommodations in Las Vegas
Participants in any of the 2021 WSOP events can reserve hotel accommodations at the Rio or any other Caesars Entertainment property in the area for a special discounted rate, subject to availability.
If you can’t afford the entry fee, what other options do you have?
None of the WSOP events are cheap. Buy-ins range from $400 all the way up to $25,000. The WSOP Main event carries a $10,000 price tag.
However, many players who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford the WSOP at all manage to secure a seat via the satellite route. We recommend that you visit the WSOP.com website for more information about satellites for the WSOP bracelet event of your choice.
Start by logging into your account and entering the code MYSEAT2021 to receive $50 in free play.
Then take advantage of either or both of these ways to earn entries for the Sept. 29th and Oct. 7th drawings for free Main Event seats.
- Earn one entry for every 10 APPs you earn in cash games.
- Play in 10 BLAST games to earn one entry.
The entry earning period for the Sept. 29th drawing runs from now through Sept. 28. The entry earning period for the Oct. 7th drawing runs from Sept. 29 through Oct. 5.
The bottom line
If you would like to play in this year’s WSOP Main Event and/or any of the other exciting bracelet events, time is of the essence. Also, given that the entry fees are sky-high, I strongly recommend that you attempt to get the cost down, any way you can, either via a satellite or by winning a free seat outright in a drawing.
It’s still a longshot, but it’s worth a try. And if doesn’t work, you should still view it as a positive outcome and not a negative outcome. You can still enjoy all of the highlights of the thrilling action on TV at no cost at all and pick up some valuable pointers along the way that will improve your game significantly. Then, next year, you can think about putting your newly acquired skills to the test where they can really pay off–in the 2022 WSOP Main Event!
This week’s casino news starts us off in the NJ gambling website’s poker realm. Interstate poker could be coming to a place near you, which is a big win for the player.
Interstate Online Poker Legal? YUP
It has been a very long journey for online poker to cross interstate lines but it seems that the day they’ve been working for is right around the corner. The U.S. Department of Justice was unable to appeal the long-standing lawsuit against the New Hampshire Lottery, which basically legalizes interstate online poker. Originally, the DOJ had filed this lawsuit because they felt that any type of interstate gambling was illegal and the group was fighting very hard to keep it that way.
States have slowly been allowing interstate online poker over the years, with Delaware and Nevada legalizing it back in 2014. New Jersey hopped onto that trend just a few years later. However, the only licensed website in all three of those states is WSOP.com as other companies like PokerStars are yet to be licensed across those three areas.
Now that the ongoing legal battle is coming to an end, the expansion of online poker is a serious possibility in Michigan. There has already been some legislation making the rounds that would allow interstate online player pools, which improves the chances that we see everything start to come together.
What this means for players is bigger tournaments and bigger prize pools. For example, in New Jersey, instead of only playing against players in the Garden State, they can now engage in tournaments with players from multiple states. More players involved in each event means bigger tournament guarantees and bigger prize pools. In the end, this is great news for customers.
DraftKings On Track To Top Their Second Quarter Revenue Estimates
The second quarter of 2021 has ended and we’re seeing a lot of various revenue numbers reported. For DraftKingsSportsbook, the final tally ended up being more successful than were imagining. There have been reports stating that the massive sportsbook operator is on track to top their current estimates for revenue in the second quarter, which is April through June.
Some analysts had believed that DraftKings would fall nearly 23 percent during this quarter mostly because there, of course, was no NFL action. However, the NBA was in their postseason as was the NHL, and as a result, DraftKings only dipped 11 percent through that time. Proving the estimations wrong is big on Wall Street and should help their stock.
DraftKings has quite a large reach in the United States as they operate in a number of different states. They have online sports betting in New Jersey, New Hampshire, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia and Colorado, among many other states. They are also functioning in Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania. DraftKings doesn’t seem to be too worried about revenue dips at the moment despite the dog days of summer coming up.
Caesars Entertainment Holds Onto Horseshoe Hammond
Caesars Entertainment has been hit pretty hard in Indiana, as the Indiana Gaming Commission was requiring the company to sell a third casino inside the state. That’s because of their merger with El Dorado as the industry is trying to prevent a monopoly.
It appears that the burden was eased a little bit as Caesars will reportedly be holding onto Horseshoe Hammond alongside Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Caesars also owns three different off-track gambling spots in the state and they will not have to let go of those either.
Tom Reeg, the CEO of Caesars Entertainment, talked about how much potential Horseshoe Hammond has in the state and that it would be in their best interest to keep it. In the end, they got their wish.
Caesars has been making a flurry of moves so far in 2021. They are expected to lock down the sale of Caesars Southern Indiana later in the year and have already closed in on Tropicana Evansville.
August is drawing to a close, but does that mean summer is over? No way! And if you want proof, look no further than your favorite NJ gambling website. At WSOP.com NJ, the action is so HOT it’s sizzling!
Online poker players, mark your calendar now for Sunday, August 30, so you don’t forget. To celebrate the last Sunday of the month, WSOP.com has just added a brand new tournament on that day only to its already packed lineup.
It’s the WSOP Last Sunday of August $200K Guaranteed Summer Sizzle!
What WSOP.com players love about Sundays
The 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Tournaments for US players are over. But if you love online poker, it hardly matters. Surely you can find plenty of other reasons to play, and especially on WSOP.com, where the fun and excitement and opportunity to win big money never cease.
Sundays are always one of the most popular times to play not only because most of you have the day off from work, but also because of the standout tournament schedule.
For those with deep pockets, the highlight of the day is a $100K guaranteed tournament that gets underway at 6 p.m. But players who can’t afford the $320 price tag don’t have to sit on the sidelines. They can try to win their way in via freerolls and satellites or otherwise compete in a much less expensive tournament. No one who wants to play is shut out.
What’s different about this Last Sunday of the Month WSOP.com Summer Sizzle
On August 30, to celebrate the last Sunday of the month, WSOP.com will replace the 6 p.m. $100,000 guaranteed tournament with the Summer Sizzle. The buy-in is $320, just like it is for the $100,000 guaranteed tournaments on other Sundays. However, this time, the guaranteed prize pool will be doubled to $200,000!
$200,000 Summer Sizzle Details
- Date: Sunday, August 30
- Time: 6:00 p.m.
- Buy-in: $320 (or win your way in via freerolls and satellites)
How to participate in the $200,000 GTD Summer Sizzle
In order to participate in the WSOP.com $200,000 GTD Summer Sizzle, you must have a valid and confirmed WSOP.com real money account. So if you’re not already signed up and would like to play, first you need to join.
NJ residence is not required either to join the site or play in the tournament. However, you must be physically situated in New Jersey during the entire time of your play. You also need to be at least 21 years of age.
If you are new to the site—
Before proceeding further, visit the Get Started section of the website to make sure your desktop, laptop, or mobile device meets the minimum system requirements.
Windows or MAC users will then need to follow the instructions on the site for downloading and installing the software. You cannot open an account, make your initial deposit, and start playing until you complete these preliminary steps.
WSOP.com is also compatible with currently used versions of iOS and Android mobile devices. To get started, simply visit the website and click on Online Poker at the top of the homepage. Then select Mobile from the dropdown menu.
The app you will need to download for iPhones or iPads is available on the App Store, but to save time, simply use the handy link provided. The app for Android users can be accessed directly from the WSOP.com website.
If you have any problems downloading the app, be sure to contact customer support for assistance.
Once you have successfully downloaded the software, you can register for an account. Open the Registration & Login tab in the Get Started section and follow the instructions given.
As a new WSOP.com player, you are eligible for a generous 100 percent deposit match bonus up to $1,000 when you make your first deposit. Your bonus will be released to you in segments as you earn APPs playing cash games and tournaments on the site.
You will also receive tickets to seven $100 freerolls. The freerolls are exclusively for new players and are valid for the first week of play only.
Finally, if you use the code 10BONUS when you sign up, in addition to the above, WSOP.com will sweeten the pot with an extra $10 bonus.
How to sign up for the WSOP.com $200K GTD Sunday Sizzler
If you would like to enter the $200K Summer Sizzler, here are the instructions you need to follow to register.
- Click on the Tournament tab and then double-click on the Summer Sizzler.
- Click on “register” and then on “proceed.”
- Wait for the confirmation that your registration was successful.
If the tournament is already in progress, you will be seated immediately. Otherwise, you will be assigned your seat when the tournament starts.
Additional terms and conditions
Tournament type: No Limit Hold’Em
- Day and time: Sun., Aug. 30 at 3 p.m.
- Total prize pool: GTD $200K
- Prize distribution: Top 15% of the field
Winning players assume sole responsibility for any applicable taxes.
The bottom line
$320 is a lot to pay for any poker tournament, but since it’s the same price as the regular weekly $100,000 GTD tournaments but with double the prize pool, you’re getting a great deal.
On the other hand, no tournament warrants risking more money than you can comfortably afford. So if paying $320 is not a viable option, but you have the time and the requisite poker skills, by all means, take advantage of the opportunities to possibly win your way in via freerolls and satellites.
See the WSOP.com for the schedule of qualifying games. Or if that doesn’t work out for you, maybe a low-cost guaranteed tournament will.
In short, if you already play on WSOP.com, as long as you can afford it, the Last Sunday of the Month Summer Sizzler is an event you definitely don’t want to miss.
Or, if you’re not yet registered with the site, what a great time this would be to join. On Sunday, you will have 200,000 reasons to play!
Even while the poker rooms in the Atlantic City casinos remain closed, the NJ online poker rooms, like WSOP.com are up and running every day, as always.
So if you love the game but miss the action, you should check out what this NJ gambling website has to offer.
This site caters to players of all skill levels, bankrolls, and playing styles. In other words, whatever your playing preferences might be, there’s a ring game or tournament calling your name.
How To Enter 2020 World Series of Poker Online
July 2020 is a perfect time to play on WSOP.com, especially if you originally had plans to travel to Las Vegas for this year’s WSOP events. For everyone’s safety, all of the Las Vegas WSOP events have been postponed to the fall.
But in case you haven’t heard, the organizers are giving you the opportunity in the meantime to compete online in the WSOP.com 2020 Summer Online World Series of Poker.
The series got underway on July 1, but even if you didn’t get involved from day 1, you still have plenty of time to test the waters and possibly win big. The Summer Online World Series of Poker continues all month long!
Each day in July, WSOP NJ will host a new event and award the winner a gold bracelet!
Who is eligible to participate?
These WSOP.com 2020 Bracelet Events are open exclusively to registered players in New Jersey and Nevada. While you don’t necessarily have to reside in one of those states, you must be physically situated there during the entire time you are playing. You must also be 21 years of age or older.
You can check the complete schedule here.
Another network, GGPoker, will be offering 54 separate bracelet events from July 19 through September 6 for international players. You will not be able to play in those.
High entry fees are the rule
The overwhelming majority of the tournaments are No-Limit Hold’em, with a sprinkling of Omaha events. However, none of them are cheap. The WSOP.com individual tournament entry fees start at $400 and $500 and run as high as $1,500.
Alternatively, you can try to win your way into the WSOP bracelet event of your choice via satellite.
Chris Moneymaker parlayed a win in a cheap online satellite all the way to the 2003 Main Event championship, and if he could do it, a satellite could be your ticket to riches, too. Check out the satellite schedule on WSOP.com here.
$100K WSOP Online Bracelet Series Leaderboard
Besides whatever you might win in the tournaments themselves, if you rank high enough on the special $100K Online Bracelet Series Leaderboard, you will win additional prize money.
All Bracelet Events except the July 30 Seniors Event will contribute towards leaderboard rankings. The top 50 players on the leaderboard will each win a share of the $100K prize pool.
Awarding of prizes
All leaderboard winners will have their cash prizes credited to their accounts within 72 hours of the results becoming final. Gold bracelets will be mailed to the recipients within 10-12 weeks after the last Bracelet Event.
How to sign up with WSOP Online NJ
In order to participate in any of this year’s bracelet events or otherwise play for real money on WSOP, you first need to be a registered player on the site. If you’re not already signed up but would like to join, here are the steps you will need to follow.
Before you do anything else, you will need to download the software.
Visit the site on your desktop or iOS or Android mobile device and open the NJ ONLINE POKER tab at the top of the screen. Next, click on the GET STARTED tab.
You will find a lot of important information, including system requirements and how to download the software and complete the registration process. So read everything carefully before proceeding further.
WSOP Online 2020 Welcome Offer
Granted, this isn’t the easiest site to navigate, but as soon as your account is in place, you will feel like a winner already. WSOP.com has a great Welcome Offer waiting for you!
$10 sign-up bonus
Enter the code CASH10 when you sign up to get $10 cash instantly to use on any game.
100% up to $1,000 deposit match bonus
As soon as you make your first single deposit, which can be as little as $10 or as much as $1,000, WSOP.com will match it dollar for dollar.
Your bonus will be cleared in increments of $5 for every 50 Action Plus Points (APPs) earned. You have up to 90 days to clear the bonus in full.
See the website for additional terms and conditions.
Tickets to seven $100 Welcome Week Freerolls
The freerolls start at 7 p.m. on Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sun. and at 10 p.m. on Tues. , Thurs., and Sat. You will play exclusively against other new players. The tickets are valid for the first week of play only.
July Reload Bonus: 100% deposit match up to $500
Through July 15, 2020, you can also get a generous bonus when you reload your account. Simply use the code SUMMER20 when you make your next deposit.WSOP.com will match it 100 percent up to $500.
The bonus will be released at a rate of $10 for every 100 APPs earned. You have up to 60 days to clear the bonus.
Not only now while Atlantic City casinos remain temporarily closed but previously when they were open, you could always count on NJ online casinos to serve you. Slots, online casino poker, other table games like blackjack and roulette, and even live dealer games are all available in many varieties.
But no matter how many hundreds of games your NJ gambling website offers, there is always room for more. If casino poker is one of the games you enjoy playing, you’ll be especially happy to know that SG Digital has just introduced two brand new online casino poker games:
- Texas Hold’em Plus
- DJ Wild Poker
Both games are easy enough for beginners to follow, but seasoned poker players will also enjoy them. And the betting range is wide enough to fit the bankroll and gambling preferences of anyone from casual low stakes players who wish to bet less than a dollar to high rollers.
Which NJ online casinos offer Texas Hold’em Plus and DJ Wild Poker?
Since both games are new releases, other NJ online casinos that don’t offer them as yet might do so down the road, especially if customers show a big interest. Meanwhile, the following NJ online casinos offer both Texas Hold’em Plus and DJ Wild Poker:
Or you can play DJ Wild Poker but not the latest version of Casino Hold’em called Texas Hold’em Plus at all of the following NJ online casinos:
How to play the online casino poker game Texas Hold’em Plus
Texas Hold’em Plus basics
If you’re a fan of traditional Texas Hold’em, you will have no problem at all learning the fundamentals of Texas Hold’em Plus since it’s essentially the same game. Even if you’ve never played Hold’em before, you’ll catch on quickly to this version of the game.
Texas Hold’em Plus is a fast-paced game. It gives you the chance to test your poker luck and skills without worrying about the opponent players’ hands. Instead, you get to play heads-up against the dealer.
Texas Hold’em Plus has a return to player (RTP) of 97.01 percent.
Minimum and maximum bets
You can play this game either in demo mode or for real money. If you’re new to Texas Hold’em or haven’t played in a while, you might want to try it in demo mode first to get a better feel for the game. However, when you’re ready to play for real money, you can choose from a very wide betting range. The minimum bet is only 10 cents while the maximum is $100 or even higher, depending on where you play. For example, Golden Nugget Online Casino offers a $300 maximum bet.
Types of bets
Ante and side bet
Each hand starts with your placing a mandatory ante bet.
At the same time, if you wish, you can also place an optional Plus side bet. The side bet can be either for the same amount or a different amount. It pays out when your two starting cards are a pair or Ace-King. The highest possible payout is 30:1 for a pair of Aces. But an Ace-King also pays nicely: 25:1 if suited or 16:1 if unsuited. However, a pair of 2s through 10s only pays 3:1.
The outcome of the side bet is decided independently of the main bet. In other words, you can win the side bet but lose the main bet, or vice versa, or you can win or lose both bets.
My advice is to forego the side bet because the house edge is higher than if you simply stick to the basic bets. However, if you want to place the side bet occasionally for fun, I suggest a small wager for a fraction of your ante bet. For example, I tried it once in demo mode with a $5 ante and $1 side bet. I got AK unsuited and bet it all the way to the river. Both the hand and the side bet were winners, for a return of $61 on my $26 investment!
The flop, turn, and river
After you have placed your ante bet (and side bet if desired), you will receive two cards face-up and the dealer will receive two cards face-down. You must then decide whether or not your hand looks good enough to continue with it. If you like your chances, bet 2x the ante to see the flop (the first three community cards). Otherwise, fold your hand. When you fold, you forfeit your ante bet, but it’s often a better option than risking more money on a hand that has very little chance of winning.
Never fold your hand in this game after you see the flop. If you don’t like the flop, you can check and see the turn card (4th community card) for free, and check again to see the river (final community card) for free. However, if you have a good hand, keep betting. If you choose to bet, the cost before the turn and again before the river is the same as your ante bet.
Once all five community cards are on the table, the dealer’s two cards are revealed to determine whose hand is better, yours or the dealer’s.
If your winning hand is a straight or higher, you will be paid 2x your total bet including the ante. However, if your winning hand is ranked lower than a straight, the payout is 2x your bet not counting the ante plus your money back on the ante.
Of course, if you and the dealer have hands of identical value, the result is a push for the entire bet.
How to play the online casino poker game DJ Wild Poker
DJ Wild Poker basics
DJ Wild Poker is a form of stud poker The main difference between stud poker and hold’em is that there are no community cards in stud poker games. Seven-card stud used to be popular in Atlantic City, but it is very hard to find anymore. Maybe this game will be the start of a stud poker comeback in both online and land-based casinos.
DJ Wild Stud Poker is a form of Five-card stud rather than Seven-card stud, and like in Texas Hold’em Plus, there are no other players at the table–just you against the dealer.
Also, while being entertained by a live DJ would make this fun game even more fun, that’s an option you might find in a party pit or outdoors at an Atlantic City casino but not online. The DJ in the game’s title refers to deuces and jokers, both of which are wild!
Each round is played with as 53-card deck with the extra card being a joker.
You can play one, two, or three hands at a time. However, if you can afford it, playing three hands is your best bet because it gives you three chances to get one or more wild cards while the dealer only has a single chance.
DJ Wild Stud Poker has a return to player (RTP) of 94.33 percent.
Minimum and maximum bets
You can play this game either in demo mode or for real money. The minimum bet (to start a hand) is 20 cents, and the maximum (at Golden Nugget Online Casino) is a whopping $1,350.
Types of bets
Prior to receiving your cards, both an ante bet and a blind bet (in the same amount) are mandatory. An additional side bet (in any amount) that you will get trips or better (which happens often thanks to the wild cards) is optional. You can win the side bet even when you lose your main bet (or vice versa).
Next, you will receive five cards face-up while the dealer will receive five cards face-down.
Look at your hand(s) carefully to determine if it’s worth playing or not. You have two options: bet 2x the ante if you wish to play your hand further or fold. If you choose to fold, you will automatically forfeit both the ante and blind bets.
It is important to note that this game can get expensive quickly, so make sure you are adequately capitalized. For example, with $5 ante and blind bets, if you play three hands a time, not counting the optional side bet, you will be risking a minimum of $30 and possibly as much as $60 on every hand. That’s why on hands you have little chance of winning, it’s best to fold and cut your losses rather than risk losing double.
DJ Wild Stud Poker payouts
See the paytable accompanying the game for the ante, blind, and play bets for different types of hands.
Side bets are evaluated separately but pay out more for natural hands of trips or higher than for those that use a wild card.
Many of you might be disappointed that the major live tournaments like the WSOP events in Las Vegas that you were hoping to play in this month have been postponed. But the good news is that NJ players can still find plenty of action in the form of online poker tournaments.
NJ Online Poker – Best Sites & Bonus Offers November 2021
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Playing online can help you become a better poker player
Meanwhile, the postponement might actually work to your advantage. It gives you lots of extra time to practice and hone your skills online before you contemplate shelling out big bucks.
Maybe you’ll realize you have a far better chance of winning online and scratch the idea of going to Vegas. But if you ultimately choose to go ahead and fearlessly enter a lion’s den filled with sharks, at least you’ll be better prepared–even if your name isn’t Moneymaker!
WSOP, PokerStars & PartyPoker Lead The Way
Do you want to know where the big money is in poker this May?
WSOP.com, PokerStars.com, and PartyPoker.com will be offering a plethora of poker tournaments for their registered players all month long. On each site, the scheduled events are geared to a very wide range of players.
So whatever your skill level, bankroll, and playing style might be, you can find an online tournament seat on a NJ gambling website with your name on it. The following is just a small sample.
Top Online Poker Tournaments at WSOP.com
$100K Daily Guaranteed Tournaments
This WSOP promotion started on May 5. The site is offering a $100,000 guaranteed tournament at 5 p.m. daily. However, the tournaments will only continue for as long as a minimum of 500 players have registered for that day’s event. On the first day that the tournament fails to attract 500 players, this promotion will cease.
To make participation more worthwhile, each successive day that WSOP.com gets the minimum number of players, it will add $5K to the prize pool for a freeroll that will take place after the $100K Daily Guaranteed Tournaments end. The prize pool for the freeroll starts at $10K but can go all the way up to $100K.
Daily $100K Guaranteed Tournaments Info.
- Time: 5 p.m.
- Minimum no. of players: 500
- Buy-in: $215
- Payouts: Top 20% of the field
The Daily $100K Guaranteed Tournaments might not last all month, but whether they do or don’t, every Sunday in May, WSOP.com poker players get another chance to try to win a share of $100K.
$100K Sunday Tournament Info.
- Date and time: Every Sunday in May at 6 p.m.
- Buy-in $320*
*Alternatively, players can try to win their way in via freerolls and satellites.
Player Appreciation Tournament: $100 for $100K
If the Daily and Sunday $100K Guaranteed Tournaments are too expensive for you, don’t worry. You will find many cheaper tournaments on the WSOP.com website.
WSOP.com will also hold two Player Appreciation Tournaments in May, so be sure to mark your calendar.
- Dates and times: May 17 and May 24 at 4 pm.
- Buy-in: $100
- Prize pool: $100K
- Payouts: Top 20% of the field
These events will also include a random drawing within seven days later in which 20 lucky players will win cash regardless of how they finished in the tournament.
- Six players will win $500.
- Four players will win $250.
- 10 players will win $100.
Top Tournaments at PokerStars NJ
PokerStars NJ offers plenty of action every day, but Sunday is the biggest day by far. See the PokerStars website for starting times, buy-ins, and prize pools for each of the five tournaments that comprise the Sunday Majors.
All of the Sunday tournaments come with large guaranteed prize pools. But the Sunday Storm is especially recommended for players who prefer a low buy-in tournament while the more expensive Sunday Special and Sunday High Roller with blockbuster prize pools attract the site’s top players.
Top Tournaments at PartyPoker.com
World Poker Tour
This year, for the first time ever, the World Poker Tour (WPT) will take place on the virtual felt, and PartyPoker has the privilege of being the first stop on the first online series of the WPT.
A total of 40 events have been scheduled. With everything from mini-tournaments to high stakes competitions, the WPT offers something for everyone.
WPT Online Series Info.
- Dates: Sun., May 3 – Wed., May 20
- Guaranteed Prize Pool: $30M
- Buy-ins: $55 – $25,500
PartyPoker.com also offers you a chance to win a WPT seat via either satellite or a special edition of SPIN—a fast-paced Sit & Go game. See the PartyPoker website for details.
The site is also running an exclusive $50K leaderboard with additional prizes.
You can check the complete schedule on the PartyPoker website and follow all of the action of this thrilling tournament series live on partypoker.tv.
NJ Online Poker Tournaments – For PA Players
The AC poker rooms remain closed so, for now, live poker is out. But does that leave the thousands of New Jerseyites who love the game with no place to play? No way! 888Poker NJ online action is nonstop like always!
Three great reasons to play at 888Poker
1. Wide variety of games catering to players of all levels
888Poker in NJ offers a wide enough variety of cash games and tournaments to fit any budget. And players of all levels are welcome, from experienced high stakes players to casual recreational players and even beginners.
2. Earn rewards for every hand you play
Apart from the opportunity every time you play to win extra cash, every real money wager you make counts towards earning extra rewards like freerolls and cashback.
Poker rooms at brick and mortar casinos typically only reward comp dollars and freerolls based on play in cash games, not tournaments. However, 888Poker players earn Reward Points and Status Points for both.
The more you play, the more rewards you receive. However, small players are appreciated and rewarded, too.
3. Single wallet for 888Poker and 888Casino
But wait–there’s another great reason to play at 888PokerNJ. If you enjoy playing online casino games along with poker, 888Casino is just a click away–for easy, convenient, single wallet around the clock one-stop gambling!
Special offers for new players
888Poker is open to NJ players age 21 and older. If that describes you and you and you’re not already registered with 888Poker, what are you waiting for? This NJ gambling website has two special offers exclusively for new players.
$20 Sign-Up Bonus: No deposit required
Just for registering, all new 888Poker NJ online players will automatically receive a $20 bonus which they can use to wager on their favorite online poker and casino games with no deposit required.
Here are the simple steps you will need to follow to get started:
- Log in to the 888PokerNJ website.
- Complete the registration form.
- Download 888Poker onto your desktop or mobile device.
- You will receive an email asking you to claim your bonus.
- Start playing!
The $20 bonus will be broken down into three components for use as follows:
- $10 in free play on designated slots at 888CasinoNJ.
- Six freeroll tickets worth $1 each to use at 888PokerNJ.
- $4 in bonus cash to bet at 888Poker and/or 888Casino as you wish.
Additional terms and conditions
Players who claim the bonus from 888Poker are not eligible for another sign-up bonus from the casino.
You have up to seven days to use all three parts of the bonus before they expire.
Additional wagering requirements apply. See the 888Poker website for details.
Welcome Bonus: 100% Deposit Match up to $1,500
As soon as you’re ready to make your first deposit, you’ll have another great offer waiting for you. 888Poker will match your first deposit (as long as it’s at least $10) dollar for dollar up to $1,500!
Each player is entitled to only one Welcome Bonus.
888Poker will release your bonus in $10 increments each time you earn 100 Bonus Points playing poker and casino games on the site for real money. However, uncleared portions of the bonus remain in a “restricted state” (which you can’t wager or withdraw) until the required wagering is completed. The Welcome Bonus expires 90 days from the date of the deposit.
Special offers for existing 888Poker players
The special offers for 888Poker players don’t stop with the Welcome Bonus. 888Poker takes care of its existing players, too. Here are some of the exciting offers that active players on this NJ gambling website can enjoy long after their initial deposit.
Reward Points and Status Points: 888Poker NJ Online
All real money bets on 888Poker–in both cash games and tournaments–earn you Reward Points, which you can accumulate and convert into cashback. The conversion rate is $10 cashback for every 1,000 Reward Points.
All real money bets on 888Poker also earn you Status Points. The number of Status Points you earn determines your status level: Blue (starting level), Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum. Higher tier payers receive more freeroll invitations. Also, the higher your status level, the more Reward Points each Status Point is worth, so the more cashback you get as well!
888Poker Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Freerolls
The $50 daily freerolls are open to all players.
The weekly freerolls with a $500 prize pool take place every Friday starting at 8 p.m. They are open to all players at the Iron level and higher.
The monthly $4,800 freerolls offer the biggest prizes. They take place on the last Saturday of every month starting at 7 p.m. The monthly freerolls are only open to Silver, Gold, and Platinum level players.
It pays to play at 888Poker NJ online!
Whenever you want to play, whether it’s occasionally, several times a week, or every day, or even if you’re a beginner just learning the game, the NJ WSOP website has you covered. WSOP.com offers cash games, freerolls, and tournaments galore for all levels of NJ online poker players.
Furthermore, the WSOP NJ online poker promotion page for players is packed with special offers. Read below for brief descriptions of the best of the bunch.
WSOP NJ online poker new player offers
If you are 21 years or older and have access to the NJ gambling websites but have not yet registered with WSOP.com, now is a great time to sign up. As long as you bet within your means, online poker is a very enjoyable way to keep from going stir-crazy at home, fill some of your extra spare time and, hopefully, win extra cash.
As soon as you complete the registration process, set up a real money account, and make your first deposit, you’re good to go!
And to sweeten the pot, WSOP is offering all first-time depositors seven Welcome Week Freeroll tickets worth $10 each. But that’s not all. WSOP.com is also offering a 100 percent first deposit match bonus up to $1,000! Both special offers are for first-time depositors exclusively.
Daily Welcome Week Freerolls
As soon as you make your first deposit of $10 or more, you will receive seven Welcome Week Freeroll tickets, valued at $10 apiece. The freerolls start at 7 p.m. on Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Sat. and at 10 p.m. on Tues., Fri., and Sun. The tickets are valid for the first week of play only.
100 Percent Deposit Match Bonus up to $1,000
Within 72 hours of making your first deposit of up to $1,000, WSOP.com will double it! If you don’t have $1,000, no problem. Any amount of $10 or more is fine, and WSOP.com will match it dollar for dollar.
Your bonus will be released to you to either bet or withdraw in increments of $5 for every 50 Action Player Points (APPs) earned. You have up to 90 days to finish clearing your bonus. Any portion of the bonus that you have not cleared by then will be forfeited.
WSOP NJ Poker special offers for existing players
New players are not the only ones who can take advantage of exciting special offers on this NJ gambling website. Keep reading to learn more about the wide variety of freerolls and tournaments for existing players. Then pick the ones that are just right for you.
$100 Daily Freerolls
The WSOP.com website says it best. “A freeroll a day keeps the buy-ins away. Every day’s a free for all.”
The $100 Daily Freerolls won’t earn anyone a ton of money, but they’re great for new and casual poker players. Starting time is 7 p.m. daily.
These are turbo tournaments. Players start with 2,000 chips. Blinds start at 10/20 and increase every 10 minutes. The number of players is capped at 600, and those who finish in the top 20% will be in the money.
There’s no way to know ahead of time the days and times when these Surprise Freerolls will pop up in the lobby. The prize pools also vary, but they could be up to $10,000! Check the lobby frequently, so you won’t miss out.
$1,000 Monthly Hero Freerolls
Participation is limited to current or past members of the military, fire department or police force. The freerolls take place on the third Sunday of every month starting at 6 p.m.
$4 Million Guaranteed Spring Online Championships
The WSOP.com Spring Online Championships started on 4/1 and include different tournaments daily through May 3. Buy-ins range from $10 all the way to $1,000. The complete schedule is posted on the WSOP.com website.
Player Appreciation Tickets: $100 for $100K
Two events in the Spring Online Championships are Player Appreciation Tournaments. Each one includes a massive $100K prize pool but has only a $100 buy-in. The tournaments will start at 4 p.m. on April 26 and May 1.
As an added incentive, all participants will be entered into a random drawing. 10 players will win $100 in cash, four will win $250 in cash, and two will win $500 in cash!
Weekly Big Buy-In Tournaments
If you can afford them, check out the 6 p.m. Sunday $100K guaranteed tournament with a $320 buy-in and the 9 p.m. Tuesday $30K guaranteed tournament with a $500 buy-in.