NJ Review

Get $30 FREE at PokerStars

One of the top online poker sites for NJ players!

  • Try the popular Spin & Go variant
  • Play satellites to PokerStars live events
  • Most recognized brand in global online poker
Visit PokerStars Now! online poker in New Jersey launched in New Jersey on March 21, 2016. It is the second-largest poker site in the state. It is a sister site to the world’s largest online poker room. PokerStars is licensed in dozens of jurisdictions, including the state of New Jersey.

PokerStars New Jersey free $30

New PokerStars NJ players that deposit at least $20 receive $30 in free play. Players receive a depositor freeroll ticket and one million in play chips immediately. After 36 hours, $10 is credited to the account. Another $10 is deposited seven days after the deposit.

The remainder of the free $30 is issued in Spin & Go tickets. Three tickets to $1 Spin & Go’s are given, as well as a $2 and $5 ticket to these tables. These tickets expire after 21 days.

Spin and go poker tournaments

Spin and gos are single table tournaments often referred to as sit and gos, but with a twist. There are three players and the winner takes all unless the multiplier is at least 33 times, where all players get a piece of the prize pool.

Buy-ins range from $1 to $25. Each tournament has a random multiplier drawn before the cards are dealt. These start at two times the entry fee and go as high as 1,000 times.

Other PokerStars NJ tournaments

In addition to Spin & Go’s, PokerStars offers traditional sit and go’s. There is also a variety of multi-table tournaments. Many offer guaranteed prize pools.

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker is held three times every year. This series has over $1 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Sundays offer a wide poker tournament schedule. These include the Sunday Warm-Up, Storm, Special, High Roller and Supersonic. These tournaments offer a combined guaranteed prize pool of over $50,000 each week.

PokerStars NJ has dozens of daily tournaments. Most are No-Limit Texas Hold’em with a few Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, stud and mixed games. Buy-ins start at $1 and run up to $100. Re-buys are often included.

PokerStars NJ cash games

PokerStars NJ offers Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, Razz, 2-7 Triple Draw and an 8-game mix. Texas Hold’em and 2-7 Triple Draw are spread in No Limit and Fixed Limit formats. Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo are spread in Pot Limit and Fixed Limit. The stud and mixed games are only offered in fixed limit.

The most popular game is No-Limit Texas Hold’em. Pot Limit Omaha is another game that gets frequent action. The stud and mixed games see little action. Most of it is in micro limits, when available.

Fixed limit games run from pennies up to $100/$200. Pot Limit games go as high as $25/$50 blinds. The highest no limit blind is $5/$10. Realistically, $2.50/$5 are the highest blinds that run regularly — most games run with blinds below $1.

There are six and nine-seat tables available for all games. Most action is at 6-max. Heads up tables are spread in $0.50/$1 and $1/$2 limit formats. The only games available are stud and draw games.

How to deposit at PokerStars NJ

There are several ways to make a deposit at PokerStars NJ. Electronic checks are a favorite among players. This sends money from a player’s bank account directly to PokerStars. Electronic wallets like Skrill, Neteller and PayPal are accepted. Visa and Mastercard are also available. Cash may be deposited at the Resorts Casino cage in Atlantic City or through PayNearMe at any 7-Eleven store in New Jersey.

How to withdraw from PokerStars NJ

Many of the same deposit options are available for withdrawal at PokerStars NJ. These include electronic checks, Skrill, PayPal, Neteller and cash at the Resorts Casino cage.

PokerStars NJ casino games

PokerStars’ online casino is pumping up the volume and now has 146 slots, nine blackjack variations, three live dealer options, five video poker and two table games. Roulette, blackjack and heads up Hold’em may be played in a multiplayer format. The five video poker titles are Deuces Wild, Double Double Bonus, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker and Double Bonus.


BetStars is the sportsbook brand for PokerStars. Bets are accepted on football, basketball, soccer, hockey, golf, baseball, tennis, boxing, mixed martial arts and entertainment. Bets offered include straights, parlays and teasers. There is in-play wagering on significant events.

BetStars offers several promotions. New players receive a free bet that matches the first deposit of up to $500. Baseball and basketball games that end in a tie after regulation receive a refund of up to $20 if the bettor’s team loses the game in overtime or extra innings. Players that win a parlay with three or more teams get a bonus.

PokerStars update — October 2019

PokerStars NJ has quite a few things going on at its various sites. Let’s take a look:

  • Casino: There are three new slot titles this month: Narcos, Grand Spinn, and Dead or Alive II. Narcos is a slot based on the hit Netflix series of the same name that follows the saga of Colombian drug dealers and those that want to bring them to justice. The game features Walking Wilds, Drive-By Bonus, Locked-Up Bonus and a Free Spins round.
  • Poker: The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP) begins n October 12th and runs through October 28th. Fifty events will take place, with a guarantee of $1 million. Buy-ins begin at $30, and there are a number of satellites and freerolls that can help get you a seat at the table for a lot less.
  • FoxBet Sportsbook: After renaming the sportsbook last month, there is lots of cross promotion going on. Many of the promotions are tied to Fox sportscasters and analysts, like Cris Carter’s Call, Thursdays Can’t Lose with Custom Sal’s Moneyback Special, The Wright Bet Boost on Wednesdays, and Colin Cowherd’s Marquee Super Boost on Saturday. There are 9 promotions in total, so be sure to check them out.

Last verified: Oct. 1, 2019 

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