PokerStars New Jersey FAQ


Online poker giant PokerStars has returned to New Jersey. Since it has been five years since PokerStars offered real money play to American players, PocketFives has constructed this Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer any questions that may come up.

Do you have to be a New Jersey resident to play on PokerStars New Jersey?

While you don’t need to call the state of New Jersey home to play for real money, you do need to be in the state of New Jersey while playing. Players visiting New Jersey can play on the site as long as they pass the Geo Location test.

What is Geo Location?

To ensure that players are physically in the state of New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement requires PokerStars to verify a player’s location using IP address and Wi-Fi signal triangulation.

Who is PokerStars licensed by?

PokerStars is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement.

Can I use my old PokerStars account login in New Jersey?

For launch, PokerStars has created the Quick Account Creation process which allows players who previously had PokerStars accounts to use that information to sign up. To take advantage of the Quick Account Creation, follow the instructions below:

  1. Login using existing PokerStars User ID and password.
  2. Press ‘Create Account on PokerStars NJ’.
  3. You will see confirmation that your account was successfully created.
  4. After login, you will be asked to acknowledge that you are at least 21 years of age and that you agree with the End User License Agreement.
  5. In order to play for real money, you will be required to complete electronic account verification.
  6. Your personal details from your old account will be pre-populated to speed up the registration process.

Players who wish to create a new account and screenname and keep their previous account for play outside of New Jersey can do so.

What methods of deposit and withdrawal are available?

Players will be able to deposit via Skrill, NETELLER, VISA, MasterCard, ACH bank transfer and in person at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City.

Are PokerStars New Jersey players playing against players around the world?

Due to gaming laws, the PokerStars New Jersey product only includes players within the state.

How do I download the PokerStars NJ software?

Download the PokerStarsNJ client here. To register your account visit

Can we play on mobile devices?

The PokerStars App will be available at launch and will allow players to play cash games, sit & gos and spin & gos.

Will casino games be available or just poker?

PokerStars is licensed to offer a full slate of casino games as well as poker. Blackjack, roulette, baccarat, video poker and slots will be available at launch.

How can I add my new PokerStars NJ screen name to my PocketFives profile?

  1. Login to your PocketFives account
  2. On the top right, click on your PocketFives username and select ‘Profile’
  3. Choose ‘Edit Poker Names’
  4. From the drop-down menu, select ‘PokerStars NJ’ and enter your screen name and click ‘Create New’

Please note: It can take up to 24 hours for your screen name to pop up in your profile.


    • This:

      1. Login using existing PokerStars User ID and password.
      2. Press ‘Create Account on PokerStars NJ’.

      Is in the NJ-specific Pokerstars software that hasn’t been released yet, right?