How To Use NJ Online Poker Rooms

NJ poker rooms online are becoming more popular every day. They have become a great replacement for the now-defunct offshore options and offer some great bonuses and incentives. These establishments include great software, are easy to start with and are completely legal. There are three venues in New Jersey that have decent traffic and good exposure. PartyPoker, Borgata and are great places to start out, while 888 is up-and-coming.


All of these NJ poker rooms online use software that you will need to download and install on your computer. This is fairly straight-forward and simply involves clicking a button on the page, accepting the download and letting it unpack and install itself, much the same as downloading and installing Java. There may be some difficulties with Mac users as not all of these rooms have developed software compatible with Mac yet. Make sure you read the compatibility requirements first.


All of these establishments offer some type of bonus. offers $100 which clears pretty quickly, while Borgata and WSOP offer up to $600, but it could take longer to clear. If you want to get playing right away then is the way to go; however, if you don't mind waiting a little longer for your bonus cash, then Borgata and WSOP could be beneficial.


There are strict laws in place once you start playing for real money. Technically, anyone can open an account at any of these NJ online poker rooms, even from out of state, but to play for real money requires strict verification. First of all, you must be at least 21 years of age and you must be physically located in the state of New Jersey. These sites will collect your SSN data and compare it with the information you gave in your application. If your age checks out, their systems will then run a geophysical location check to make sure your computer is physically in New Jersey. If neither of these checks out, you will be denied an account and will have to continue playing the free version. If your information does check out, however, then you'll be allowed to open your own account. This is fairly straightforward and is more point-and-click then anything. Where the real problems begin is with depositing money into your new account.


Some banks, including Wells Fargo, along with PayPal and American Express, refuse to process transactions with these gambling venues. You may have to open an account with another 3rd-party service, such as Skrill, or head down to a local NJ 7-11 and use their PayNearMe service to deposit money. If all else fails, call the establishment's customer support line. They should be able to help you out. Once you've deposited your money, you're ready to begin playing! The software for all three options is first-class and very pleasing, and the payouts on these sites are decent.

New Jersey is stepping up and filling the void left by the shutting down of the offshore sites, and with some good bonuses, software and laws in place, the popularity of this pastime is on the rise.