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 will only be open to players that are located within New Jersey at the time of play and no other states or countries will have players on it when it first launches.
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 the state 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 will be offered through a partnership with Amaya Gaming.
Party Poker’s New Jersey site launched on November 21, 2013. It only offers online poker at this time. It became the largest New Jersey poker site overnight.
Party Poker offers a PC, Mac and no download platform.
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
Players that verify accounts by December 17, 2013 will receive a free $15 with no strings attached. There is also a 100% up to $100 first deposit bonus. It clears at a rate of 4 Party Points for every $1 in bonus. The bonus releases in $10 increments. No expiration date is disclosed. All players that deposit by January 19, 2014 will receive a ticket to the New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire $10,000 weekly semi-finals.
The New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire tournament will be held in January at Borgata. There is a $10,000 semi-final every Sunday at 6:30pm. The tournament has a guaranteed $1 million prize pool.
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 cashout by cash at the Borgata casino cage and by Skrill.