The NJ Online Gaming Scoop: Cash Game And Tournament Traffic For The Week Of November 5

Steve Ruddock November 9, 2017 468 Reads
NJ Online Poker

It was a solid week across the board for New Jersey’s online poker operators. Online cash game traffic rose at the three major networks, while peak traffic numbers rose industry-wide.

It was also a good week for tournaments, as all three networks bested their guarantees in their signature Sunday tournaments.

Here’s US Poker’s weekly look back at the cash game and tournament trends in the New Jersey online poker market.

New Jersey’s online poker operators

New Jersey has seven online poker sites operating on four separate networks.

Network platform provider

Online poker sites

partypoker

BorgataPoker.com Poker.NJ.PlayMGM.com NJ.PartyPoker.com

888

WSOP.com

US.888Poker.com

PokerStars

PokerStarsNJ.com

Pala

PalaPoker.com

During the week of November 1-7, New Jersey online poker sites averaged 250 cash game players. That represents an eight percent jump compared to last week.

Peak traffic numbers jumped to 680 over the last seven days, the first movement on this front in four weeks.

Here’s how those players are distributed across the four online poker networks.

Cash Game traffic trends

After several weeks of jockeying for the number two spot between partypoker and 888poker, the three major networks seem to have settled into a groove, with PokerStars leading the way, 888poker in second, and partypoker in third.

*Cash game traffic data provided by PokerIndustryPro.com. Collected on November 7, 2017.

Borgata/MGM/partypoker

  • Platform provider: partypoker
  • Sites in network: BorgataPoker.com, NJ.PartyPoker.com, Poker.NJ.PlayMGM.com

Seven-day rolling cash game traffic data:

  • Seven-day rolling average: 73 cash game players – up 11.78 percent compared to previous seven days

WSOP/888poker

  • Platform provider: 888
  • Sites in network: WSOP.com, US.888Poker.com

Seven-day rolling cash game traffic data:

  • Seven-day rolling average: 83 cash game players – up 20.72 percent compared to previous seven days

PokerStars NJ

  • Platform provider: PokerStars
  • Sites in network: PokerStarsNJ.com

Seven-day rolling cash game traffic data:

  • Seven-day rolling average: 93 cash game players – up 5.38 percent compared to previous seven days

Pala Poker

  • Platform provider: Pala
  • Sites in network: PalaPoker.com

Seven-day rolling cash game traffic data:

  • Seven-day rolling average: 1 cash game players – no change compared to previous seven days

New Jersey Tournament Report: A look at the Sunday Majors

Three of the four online poker networks host a signature Sunday tournament:

  • The Borgata/partypoker/MGM online poker network offers a $40,000 guarantee tournament. The tournament has a $215 buy-in.
  • The WSOP.com and 888poker network also host a $215 buy-in, $40,000 guaranteed tournament that it’s dubbed, “The Warrior.”
  • PokerStars NJ hosts the Sunday Special, a $200 buy-in with a guarantee of $45,000.

*Pala Poker is in beta-testing and doesn’t offer a signature Sunday tournament at this time.

The two largest tournaments at Pala, each boasting a $10 buy-in and $250 guarantee, have been consistently drawing 15-20 players, which means these tournaments are still overlaying $75-$100.

NJ Online Poker Results for November 5, 2017

It was a very strong week for New Jersey online poker operators. All three operators easily eclipsed their guarantees.

partypoker might bring up in the rear in terms of cash game traffic, but the site is more than holding its own on the tournament front and should be giving serious consideration to increasing its guarantee to $45,000.

Here’s a look at the total number of entries for the largest tournament held on each of the three main online poker networks in New Jersey events:

And here’s a look at the total prize-pool for each tournament: