WSOP New Jersey Poker Site Review

WSOP New Jersey was one of four New Jersey poker sites that launched in November 2013. At the time, the player pool was exclusively from those inside the New Jersey state line. In 2018, it joined the player pools of Nevada’s WSOP poker site and the three Delaware Lottery ones. Combining these pools of players through an interstate liquidity-sharing agreement made it the largest poker site in the country at the time.

Atlantic City Advantage stopped covering online sportsbooks. Some information in this review may be dated.

The WSOP New Jersey poker site has struggled with basic tasks during its 10 years of existence. Atlantic City Advantage experienced this firsthand. The software was full of bugs when it first launched. Some have never been fixed. Customer support is among the worst that we have ever seen from a poker site. My last cashout was full of hassles and I was pushed to gamble longer than I wanted before my $12 in winnings were paid. It took a complaint to gaming regulators to get my money. Management does not seem to understand how to run a poker site.

For all these reasons, we feel strongly that is not a safe poker site. It should be avoided by all players.

We think there are better New Jersey online poker rooms available. BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker are our favorites.

WSOP New Jersey’s first deposit bonus

New players receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. It clears at a rate of $5 for every 50 Action Points earned. An Action Point is awarded for every $0.50 in rake or tournament fees paid. This makes the first deposit bonus equal to 20% rakeback. 

Any portion of the bonus that is not cleared within 90 days expires. Frequent reload bonuses are offered. These typically have the same 20% rakeback rate. However, the number of days to clear the bonus can sometimes be shorter than 90 days. Always read the terms and conditions before accepting any bonus, though the one at WSOP has no penalty for amounts not earned. 

WSOP New Jersey Poker Rewards

There is a quality rewards program at WSOP New Jersey. Players who rake at least $100 in a month through cash games and tournaments receive points that may be converted into cash at the following rates:

  • Bronze – 200-749 APP’s ($100-$324 in rake): 8% rakeback
  • Silver – 750-1,499 APP’s ($325 to $749 in rake): 20% rakeback
  • Elite – 1,500-19,999 APP’s ($750 to $9,999): 25% rakeback
  • Champions Club – 20,000+ APP’s ($10,000 or more): 32% rakeback

Bronze, Silver, and Elite are monthly tiers. Champions Club is an annual tier. Points are converted through the software when a player has at least $1 to redeem.

WSOP New Jersey cash games

There are five different games dealt at New Jersey. Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, seven card stud, and seven card stud hi/lo are the options. Texas Hold’em is dealt in fixed limit and no limit. Omaha and Omaha hi/lo are dealt in fixed limit and pot limit. Seven card stud and seven card stud hi/lo are only available in fixed limit.

The main game is no limit Texas Hold’em. Most games are six-max. The other common games are pot limit Omaha and Omaha hi/lo.

WSOP New Jersey tournaments

WSOP offers a large variety of tournaments at all hours of the day. Most are no limit Texas Hold’em. There are a few pot limit Omaha and Omaha hi/lo tournaments. Tournaments start at $1 and run into the thousands of dollars for major events. The annual WSOP offers online events where New Jersey players may compete for a bracelet. 

WSOP New Jersey software

The software at WSOP New Jersey is among the worst in the online poker industry. The company has not resolved basic bugs, like its infamous waitlist one that alerts a player that the requested seat is open, only to not allow them to sit sometimes. I have experienced stability and location issues in the past.  

WSOP New Jersey support

I give WSOP support an F-. I started in the online poker industry in 2001 and have rarely experienced the inability to resolve basic issues as I have here. I was lucky to get responses to my inquiries. If I did get one, it was too often unhelpful and/or rude.