PokerStars New Jersey Review

PokerStars is the strongest online poker brand in the world. Its international site has consistently been in the top spot for the number of cash players in the world. Its regional networks are also highly competitive, often at the top or in second place in the market. PokerStars New Jersey is no different. It is the second-largest poker site in New Jersey, according to Gameintel data. It is the largest of the networks that only have players from within New Jersey.

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The version of PokerStars in New Jersey is ringfenced. Only players from within the state are on the site. No other PokerStars state or country site is connected to its New Jersey one.

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PokerStars New Jersey’s first deposit bonus

New players receive a first deposit bonus at PokerStars New Jersey. There are two options. One is a free $50 after playing just one hand. The other is a 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus match. Players may only claim one of the offers. 

The $50 offer is claimed when creating the account. It is released as two $5 Spin and Go tickets on day one. On day three, there are two more $5 Spin and Go tickets and a $10 tournament ticket. Day five comes with two $10 tournament tickets.

PokerStars New Jersey VIP program

Stars Rewards is the VIP program for PokerStars New Jersey. Players fill chests with points to unlock them. The player is then awarded a prize based on the level of the chest. 

PokerStars New Jersey chest values

  • Level 1: $0.36 to $6
  • Level 2: $0.72 to $12
  • Level 3: $1.80 to $30
  • Level 4: $6 to $100
  • Level 5: $15 to $250
  • Level 6: $42 to $700

These prizes may be used to play or to pay for items in the Rewards Store. There is also a multi-table tournament leaderboard where players may win tournament tickets. Tournament entries are awarded points when the participant places in the top 15% of the field.

PokerStars New Jersey cash games

No limit Texas Hold’em is by far the most popular game at PokerStars New Jersey. Limits start at $0.01/$0.02 and run as high as $25/$50. However, most of the action is at smaller limits. The most common higher-limit game is $2.50/$5. All limits up to $1/$2 have six or nine-seat options. It is all six-max above $1/$2. 

Pot limit Omaha is spread with the same limits. Other options include Omaha Hi/Lo, seven card stud, seven card stud hi/lo, razz, five card draw, triple draw, badugi, and mixed games.

PokerStars New Jersey tournaments

There are dozens of daily tournaments at PokerStars New Jersey. Most are no limit Texas Hold’em. There are a few pot limit Omaha multi-table tournaments, and occasional Omaha hi/lo and mixed games. Most daily tournaments have a guaranteed prize pool.

Sunday is the big day for tournaments at PokerStars New Jersey. The Sunday Warm-Up, Sunday Storm, Sunday Special, Sunday High Roller and Sunday Supersonic are among the events available. Guaranteed prize pools combine into tens of thousands of dollars every Sunday at PokerStars New Jersey.

PokerStars New Jersey Spin & Go

PokerStars New Jersey offers lottery sit and gos called Spin & Go. The buy-in is from $1 to $25. The tournaments are three-handed and usually, the winner takes all. The prize pool is determined by a random number generator. About 72% of the time, the prize is double the buy-in. About another 20% of the time, it is quadruple the buy-in. 

If the prize pool is over 100 times the buy-in, the second and third places are also paid. The top prize is 1,000 times the buy-in. This occurs once every 100,000 Spin & Gos. A 200-times prize pool is awarded every 25,000 times. It is 100 times the buy-in every 12,500 times. 

PokerStars New Jersey deposit options

Deposit options include Visa, Mastercard, Play+ debit card, electronic check, bank wire, PayPal, Skrill, Vanilla Direct, PayNearMe, and cash at the Resorts casino cage in Atlantic City.

PokerStars New Jersey withdrawal options

Withdrawals are processed by electronic check, bank wire, Play+ debit card, PayPal, Skrill, Vanilla Direct, and cash at the Resorts casino cage in Atlantic City. 

PokerStars New Jersey software

The software at PokerStars New Jersey is among the best in the world. It is stable and full of features and unique games. It is available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android platforms.

PokerStars New Jersey support

Stella the Help Bot is programmed to help PokerStars New Jersey players. There are also contact forms in the software to reach the site’s support staff.