Party Poker was once the largest online poker room. That all changed when Party Poker left the U.S. market after the UIGEA went into effect in October 2006. The brand is still strong in the U.S. and bwin.party hopes to capitalize on it.
Bwin.party partnered with Borgata in New Jersey to offer online poker using its Party Poker software. New Jersey players will not have access to the network’s international player pool. The site is only open to players that are located within New Jersey at the time of play.
Borgata is a partnership between Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts. Bwin.party partnered with the same companies in Nevada. Bwin.party was never able to acquire an interactive gaming license in Nevada so a site never launched there.
New Jersey will be the first state Party Poker software has been accessible in the U.S. since 2006. Casino games are offered through a partnership with Amaya Gaming.
Party Poker’s New Jersey site launched on November 21, 2013. It became the largest New Jersey poker site overnight. The casino site went live a few days later.
Party Poker offers a PC, Mac and no download platform. It also has an Android and iPhone/iPad app.
Party Poker Game Selection
Party Poker offers No Limit Texas Hold’em, Fixed Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha and Seven Card Stud. Sit and gos and multi table tournaments are also spread. All of these are No Limit Texas Hold’em.
Party Poker VIP
Party Poker does not offer a traditional VIP program. Instead, it offers a list of achievements for players to pursue. Players that reach goals are rewarded with cash and other incentives.
Party Poker Promotions
Party Poker offers New Jersey players $25 in free money. Poker cash in the amount of $10 is awarded. Players also receive $10 in casino cash and $5 in tournament tickets. All funds must be wagered one time before withdrawing.
There is also a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. It clears at a rate of 4 Party Points for every $1 in bonus. This equals 50% rakeback. The bonus releases in 10 equal increments. No expiration date is disclosed.
Party Poker is home to the largest weekly tournament in New Jersey. There is a $200 event every Sunday with a guaranteed prize pool of at least $50,000.
Party Poker Deposit Options
Party Poker accepts cash deposits at the Borgata casino cage. Visa, Mastercard and Skrill are also accepted.
Party Poker Withdrawal Options
Party Poker players may withdraw by cash at the Borgata casino cage and by Skrill. Checks are also available.