PokerStars NJ Review



    • Industry-leading software
    • Biggest guaranteed MTT prize pools in NJ
    • Spin & Gos
    • NJCOOP & NJSCOOP Tournament Series


    Making a deposit on is easy thanks to the myriad of options available. Deposits can be made via eChecks, Skrill, PayPal, NETELLER, VISA, MasterCard, 7-11 PayNearMe and at the cashier cage at the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. The minimum deposit is $10.

    Players can also set up eChecks, Skrill, VISA, MasterCard and NETELLER as Fast Deposit options. Once you make a deposit using any of these methods, you will be able to use it nearly instantly again while playing at the tables without re-entering your information.

    Most of those methods are available for withdrawal as well. Only VISA, MasterCard, Stars Transfer and PayNearMe are not available to be used as a withdrawal. Before requesting any withdrawal, check with PokerStars support as to how yours will be processed. In most cases, the withdrawal will be processed using the method used to deposit.


    It should come as no surprise to anybody that the world leader in online poker offers New Jersey online poker players a number of ways to play. Whether you’re on a PC or a Mac, PokerStarsNJ has a state-of-the-art downloadable client for you. Players looking to play on the go can use PokerStarsNJ mobile on either a iOS or Android device.


    While the other online poker sites in New Jersey began accepting players in November 2013, PokerStars waited until March 2016 before offering real money poker. Online operators in New Jersey must partner with a land-based operator and PokerStars is partnered with Resorts Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City.

    The much-heralded launch of PokerStarsNJ signaled the return of the PokerStars brand to American soil for the first time since Black Friday. While PokerStars continues to be the world’s largest online poker site, players on PokerStarsNJ are playing only with other players inside the Garden State.


    Sign-up now and Deposit $20 or more and you’ll get $30 in free play! The $30 bonus is distributed to you in the following manner: $10 free bonus money goes into your account within 48 hours of your deposit, another $10 free bonus money goes into your account within seven days of your first deposit and you’ll receive five Spin & Go tickets: Day 1 – three $1 Spin & Go tickets, Day 2 – one $2 Spin & Go ticket, Day 3 one $5 Spin & Go ticket.


    PokerStarsNJ is the second busiest regulated online poker site in New Jersey, trailing only the network which is the only site currently able to take advantage of inter-state liquidity sharing. PokerStarsNJ averages 150 players playing on the site and peaks on weekends with nearly 600 players playing across cash games, spin & gos, sit & gos, and multi-table tournaments.


    Being the second busiest online poker site in the state, PokerStarsNJ cash games have a lot to offer. While there are 25 different game variants available to players, No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha are the two most popular by far. In fact, on most nights those games make up 100% of the site’s traffic.

    Some of the other variants that are available on PokerStarsNJ:

    • Limit Hold’em
    • No Limit Five Card Draw
    • Eight Game Mixed
    • Razz
    • Seven Card Stud
    • Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
    • Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw
    • Omaha Hi-Lo
    • Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
    • Badugi
    • Pot Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw
    • No Limit Deuce to Seven Single Draw
    • HORSE
    • Five Card Pot Limit Omaha


    Despite being #2 in traffic for New Jersey players, PokerStarsNJ has the busiest tournament schedule in terms of both volume and total guarantees. Tournament buy-ins start at $0.10 and run all the way up to $500. The Nightly Stars event has a buy-in of $100 and regularly features guarantees as high as $10,000.

    While the Sunday schedule doesn’t compare to what players from other countries get to enjoy, PokerStarsNJ is still home to the biggest regularly scheduled MTTs in the state.

    PokerStarsNJ Sunday Tournaments

    • Sunday Warm-Up – $5,000 GTD – $50 buy-in
    • Sunday Special – $30,000 GTD – $200 buy-in
    • Sunday High Roller – $10,000 GTD – $500 buy-in


    Staying close to their roots as the world leader in MTTs, PokerStarsNJ offers a New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP) and New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP).

    NJSCOOP made its debut just a few weeks after PokerStarsNJ’s launch. Since then, the online series has become a staple of the New Jersey MTT schedule and has grown to include 40 events and a little more than $1.3 million in total guarantees. The 2018 NJSCOOP Main Event had a $500 buy-in and a $200,000 prize pool.

    NJCOOP arrived in October 2016 complete with a 43-event schedule and $1.2 million in guarantees. At the time it was the biggest series in the history of regulated online poker in New Jersey. It’s only grown since. In 2018, NJCOOP ¬†included 47 different events with $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools highlighted by the $500 buy-in Main Event and it’s $150,000 guarantee.


    The PokerStarsNJ software features many of the features that have long made PokerStars one of the most highly respected online poker rooms in the world. Whether you’re playing on a PC or a Mac, a downloadable client is available and offers access to all PokerStars products. This includes cash games, multitable tournaments, Sit & Gos and Spin & Gos.

    Some of the industry-leading features that the PokerStars software offers includes a highly customizable player set up that allows players to change the appearance of the table and cards and the four color deck that many multi-tablers prefer. Speaking of multi-tabling, PokerStarsNJ software gives players the ability to easily tile numerous tables at once.


    Long gone are the days of the PokerStars VIP program. Players now earn Stars Rewards and those rewards are tailored towards each players preferred games and buy-in levels. Players earn rewards points by playing in any of the real money games offered by PokerStarsNJ. As players accumulate the rewards points, a progress bar will begin to fill and once it does one of six “Reward Chests” will be awarded to the player

    PokerStarsNJ Reward Chest Values

    • Red Chest: $50 value
    • Blue Chest: $100 value
    • Bronze Chest: $250 value
    • Silver Chest: $500 value
    • Gold Chest $750 value
    • Platinum Chest: $1,000 value

    Prizes included in the Rewards Chests can range from tournament tickets, Spin & Go tickets or StarsCoin, a secondary type of reward that players can use in the Rewards Store to purchase PokerStarsNJ merchandise or even cas h. Every 2,500 StarsCoin you collect can be redeemed for $25 cash.


    Solid customer support is yet another reason why PokerStars grew to become the behemoth that it did. Players in New Jersey will be happy to learn that the standard set by the worldwide support team continues to be met in New Jersey.

    The only way to contact PokerStarsNJ support is via email, but the response time is amongst the best in the industry. The PokerStarsNJ FAQ is also very robust and usually provides players answers to any questions they have about the site or their account quicker than the email support option.