WSOP.com New Jersey offers a relatively poor first-deposit bonus in terms of both size and rakeback equivalency. VIP program rakeback is excellent on paper, however, only extremely active players will succesly generate enough rake to qualify for the better offers. The primary reasons to sign-up with WSOP are our exclusive no deposit bonus and an exciting selection of scheduled MTTs.
WSOP.com bonuses for new players
New players at WSOP NJ are treated to the following:
$10 free, no deposit bonus
This is an exclusive offer, available to readers of our website. Simply follow the download link, enter the promo code while registering, and the bonus will credit to your account within 72 hours. Bonus funds may be used to play any cash games or tournaments offered by WSOP.com.
This offer stands in some contrast to no deposit bonuses available at other New Jersey online poker rooms, most of which are $20 or higher. As such, WSOP.com’s offer ranks quite poorly compared to competitors’.
First deposit bonus
Players whose first deposit amounts to at least $10 or more can get with a bonus, capped at $400. In other words, depositing $50 awards a $50 bonus, while depositing $600 awards the maximum $400. Bonus funds convert to unrestricted cash at a rate of $1 per 10 Action Player Points (APP). Any bonus funds not cleared within 60 days are forfeited.
The first $10 chunk of the bonus releases in one-dollar increments, while most of the remainder releases in chunks of $50. This simplifies the process of clearing smaller bonuses. As such, the offer an exceptional choice for recreational poker players.
Overall, the bonus is quite small, considering 888 offers $1,500, Partypoker offers $1,000, and Borgata offers $600.
Bonus rakeback value
As mentioned above, player’s clear WSOP.com’s first deposit bonus by accumulating APPs. For every 10 points accrued, players can withdraw one dollar in bonus money. Since it takes $0.50 in rake or tournament fees to accumulate one APP, players are essentially receiving $1 for every $5 paid to the casino. This is equivalent to 20 percent rakeback..
To put the above in context, readers may wish to note the following rakeback values for other New Jersey first deposit bonuses:
– BorgataPoker: 25%
– 888 poker: 20%
– PokerStars: 55%
– Partypoker: 50%
Overall, the value of WSOP.com’s offer is below average.
Other promotions and offers on WSOP.com
Recurring promotions at WSOP.com New Jersey include daily freerolls, multiple tournaments with large guaranteed prize pools, and special events, such as the Senior Special and Monster Mash Bash. Compared to competitors, we rate WSOP.com’s offering in this department as very good in terms of both variety and value.
WSOP.com loyalty program
Called the Action Club, WSOP.com’s NJ’s VIP program is the poker room’s way of saying thank you to active members.
For every $1 paid in tournament fees and rake, players receive two Action Player Points. The number of points accumulated during a calendar month determine tier placement, as follows:
- Copper: 2 points
- Copper Plus: 20
- Bronze: 40
- Bronze Plus: 100
- Silver: 200
- Gold: 400
- Platinum: 1,200
- Diamond: 3,500 (equivalent to $1,750 in rake / fees)
Two additional tiers, Elite and Seven Stars, are available to particularly active poker players. Those tiers require 50,000 and 250,000 APPs per year, respectively.
In addition to being the primary means of determining a player’s account tier, APPs convert to WSOP Points. The following number of WSOP points are awarded per single APP earned:
- Copper through Bronze: no WSOP points awarded
- Silver: 4
- Gold: 5
- Platinum: 6
- Diamond: 7.5
- Elite: 10
- Seven Stars: 17.5
WSOP points can be converted to unrestricted cash at a rate of 100 points per dollar.
In addition to the above, Action Club members can take advantage of special $500 weekly freerolls, entries to satellite tournament, and other recurring offers.
– Silver: 8%
– Gold: 10%
– Platinum: 12%
– Diamond: 15%
– Elite: 20%
– Seven Stars: 35%
The 35 percent deal for Seven Stars members would be the best in New Jersey if it weren’t for the fact that reaching this tier requires over $10,000 in fees and rake per month. This is a near-impossible feat considering the poker room’s player pool peaks at slightly more than 200 players.
For a more realistic scenario, let’s consider the average, but active, recreational poker player who might pay $600 per month in rake and fees. This player would earn 1,200 points, landing them in Platinum tier and awarding 12 percent rakeback.
A significantly more active player who’s able to generate $1,750 or more in monthly fees receive a 15 percent rakeback deal for their efforts. For comparison, readers should note that PokerStars players only need to pay $100 in rake and fees to enjoy the same 15 percent.
Overall, WSOP’s loyalty program ranks below average compared to other poker rooms in the state.
WSOP.com mobile applications
WSOP.com’s mobile application can be downloaded on iOS (6.1 or higher) and Android devices (2.3 or higher), with the former available through the iTunes store and the latter through the Google Play store.
The app grants access to all the same cash games, Sit & Go’s, and MTTs that are available through the desktop software. Moreover, players can use the app to manage their account settings, issue withdrawals and deposits, redeem bonuses, and convert loyalty points to cash.
About the only thing missing from the mobile application is a detailed listing of promotions offered by WSOP.com, which is a shame considering how many of them are available.
The iOS app download size is 74.3 MB, while the Android version is 23.9 MB.
WSOP.com cash game availability
No-limit Texas hold’em leads the pack, constituting over 90 percent of available games during peak hours. The lowest available stakes are $0.10/$0.20, and the highest are $10/$20.
Unfortunately, WSOP’s poker platform suffers from the same problem that plagues all other New Jersey online poker rooms – an almost complete lack of action at any of the high-limit tables. This is the direct result of having a very small player pool.
A few Hi/Lo and Pot Limit Omaha games can be found, however, players should not expect to see much action on either. Limits here range from $0.10/$0.20 to $10/$20.
As far as rake is concerned, it varies from game to game. As a general rule, the minimum rake at the micro-stakes is $0.01 per $0.20 in the pot, capped at $0.30, regardless of the number of hand participants. For a high-stakes NLHE $10/$20 game, the winner pays $0.02 per dollar in the pot. This is capped at $1 for hands with two participants, $2 for hands with three to four participants, and $3 for hands with five or more participants. Rake for pot-limit Omaha is very similar.
WSOP.com New Jersey hosts dozens of Sit’n’Go tournaments, with buy-ins as low as $1 and as high as $25. Pretty much all Sit’n’Gos are in the no-limit Texas hold’em format.
As far as multi-table tournaments are concerned, there’s usually a few dozen of them scheduled at any given time. Most feature buy-ins between $1 and $100, however, a few tournaments with $500 entries can be enjoyed by high rollers. Following are examples of the most popular tournaments:
$10K Sunday Guarantee
A seat at this freeze-out tournament costs $100. Games start with 4,000 chips, with blind levels increasing every 15 minutes. There is a guaranteed prize pool of $10,000, starts every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
$5K Nightly R&A
A shot at the guaranteed $5,000 prize pool costs $15. All players start with 4,000 chips and unlimited re-buys are available until the second tournament break. An optional add-on of 8,000 chips is available as well. Played every night at 8 p.m.
The Ultimate Warrior
Stars every Friday at 6:00p.m. There is a guaranteed prize pool of $10,000 and a $100 buy-in. Players start with 15,000 chips, re-buys are allowed.
Satellite to the Warriors Opening Strike
A turbo NLHE re-entry tournament that runs every Saturday at 1:45 p.m. Players start the game with 3,000 chips and the winner gets one free entry to the $4,000 Lightning Warrior tournament, described below. Entry to this satellite costs only $5.
A fast-paced tournament with $4,000 guaranteed. Cards are dealt at 8:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, with a starting stack of 10,000. Re-buys and add-ons are available. The buy-in is $50.
Legal situation and game access
WSOP.com offers legal online poker games to players within New Jersey, thanks to a partnership with Caesars Atlantic City.
Note that one does not have to be a resident of the Garden State to play. Merely being physically located within state lines at the time of play will suffice. The poker room’s governing authority is the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, which oversees WSOP.com’s compliance with all applicable e-gaming laws. Deposits, withdrawals, and random number generators (RNGs) undergo regular audits by certified institutions.
Players must have WiFi enabled on their device at the time of play – this is so WSOP can verify their presence in New Jersey. Must also be 21 or older.
Please note that the above restrictions only apply to real money games. Players are free to register accounts, make deposits and withdrawals, and play for fun money while outside of New Jersey.
WSOP NJ operates under permit number NJIGP 15-007.
The following deposit options are available to WSOP.com New Jersey players:
- ACH and Online Bank Transfer: Definitely the most reliable and fastest options, highly recommend
- PayPal: A great option for players used to paying with their e-wallet.
- Visa credit/debit card: Fast and secure, however, a Visa deposit is likely to be rejected.
- PayNearMe: Deposits are as easy as going to a 7-Eleven store with cash in hand.
- Net+ Prepaid Debit Card: Essentially a prepaid Discover® card. Can be topped up with a Visa or Mastercard payment.
The minimum deposit size is $10.
Withdrawal methods include Neteller, ACH, and bank draft.