PokerStars NJ review
PokerStars New Jersey is an American world brand reservation for players from New Jersey.
The global version of the poker room was ousted from American market on Black Friday on the 15th of April, 2011, and PokerStars managed to return to America only in March, 2016. This is a huge step towards returning American players to the common pool of PokerStars.
Stars Group owns the poker room, and therefore a client has got all the advantages of the room: soft, promotions, large series and tournaments, satellites to live events.
Short PokerStars.NJ review from Cardmates will tell you about the PokerStars branch in the USA.
PokerStars.NJ: software review
As it is known, PokerStars has one of the best soft among the poker rooms. The client of PokerStars NJ has got exactly the same software as PokerStars has. Its interface is implemented in brand tones of PokerStars, a lobby has a convenient allocation by game types. Each tab contains a number of filters that help to find suitable tables quickly enough.
Users have an access to individual settings of the game table and account. Players can also use supportive software, such as Hold'em Manager, Poker Tracker or programs to automate a gameplay in StarsCaption style.
It is possible to download PokerStars.NJ to computer (OS Windows and Mac) and install it on mobile device based on iOS and Android.
A browser-based flash version of the poker room is also available for online game.
PokerStars.NJ mobile version
A player is able to play at PokerStars.NJ even from mobile phone or tablet on Android and IOS. Having installed PokerStars Mobile Poker App, users can play at the cash tables, in tournaments, as well as enjoy the Spin & Go game, fast poker ZOOM and most other games at PokerStars. Those who do not want to install the PokerStars.NJ app on their phone can play poker through the mobile browser.
Traffic of the poker room
PokerStars has the largest online traffic among poker rooms, therefore it’s not surprising that PokerStars NJ is the most popular provider in New Jersey. It does not collect dozens of thousands of players as a global version does, but locally it is considered an excellent game platform.
On average, around 100 people play at the cash tables simultaneously, and during the hot hours more than 250 poker players gather at the tables. The peak of activity is at 19:00.
The traffic is defined with the help of pokerscout as of October 2018.
Cash games and tournaments
The variety of formats at PokerStars NJ is almost as large as at the parent room. Different limits are available there - from very cheap up to very high. However, a more active game is played at low and medium limits. You can play Hold'em, Omaha, as well as Stud, Draw Poker and different mixed games. There is fast poker ZOOM, Spin & Go, wide variety of Sit & Go and MTT formats.
The room hosts a lot of tournaments that are popular at PokerStars, as well as analogues of popular online championships like WCOOP NJ, SCOOP NJ, etc.
New Jersey residents can win tickets to different live series of PokerStars in the satellites both in America and abroad.
At the lowest limits of PokerStars NJ, rake amount is 4,5% (at 1¢ / 2¢ tables); in all other no-limit and pot-limit games it is 5%, but the rake amount never exceeds 5$ per hand.
At the tables with fixed limits, the rake ranges from 2,5% to 5%.
In the PokerStars tournaments, the rake is included into the size of buy-in.
Thanks to the VIP-system “Stars Rewards”, players can take back a part of the rake.
Deposits and cash outs
New Jersey players can make a deposit with the help of Instant eChecks, NETeller, Skrill, Resorts Casino and Hotel’s cashier in Atlantic City, PokerStars Play + Card, as well as through PayNearMe, PokerStars Instant Online Banking, Visa and Mastercard. But for withdrawal, they are able to use only the first 5 payment systems mentioned above.
The minimal deposit amount at PokerStars.NJ is 10$.
You can make fast deposit using Instant eChecks, NETeller, Skrill, as well as Visa and Mastercard.
PokerStars.NJ official website
A separate website www.pokerstarsnj.com has been created for players from New Jersey. It contains all the necessary information about current promotions, poker news and a lot of other useful data.
Current promotions of PokerStars NJ
The poker room offers a number of promotions that are available in the global client, and there are also separate proposals only for players from America.
For instance, first deposit bonuses are very similar:
- 30$ free of charge for deposit from 20$ with a promo code FREE30. Money is credited throughout the week. A player gets 20$ to the account (10$ during the first 24 hours and 10$ in a week), as well as 5 spin-and-go tickets for a total amount of 10$: three 1$ tickets during the 1st day, one 2$ ticket on the 2nd day and one 5$ ticket on the 3rd day.
- 100% bonus for an amount from 10$ to 600$ with the promo code STARS600. You can make the first three deposits within 60 days.
The other promotions are aimed at the local audience and not at poker, but at BetStars bets.
You can find the description of promotions and detailed terms on the official website of the poker room.
Players are able to get more bonuses in special chests of PokerStars due to the VIP-program “Stars Rewards”.