The state of New Jersey
is one of a select few that offers online gambling in the US. The state not only offers online gambling but also poker
as well. Starting in late November, the state began offering online poker
and casino games online via several outlets, all of which must be connected to a brick and mortar casino in Atlantic City. With online poker, the state offers five sites; PartyPoker/Borgata, WSOP.com, 888, Ultimate Poker and Betfair.
Each site offers cash gaming and tournament options. Players can enjoy poker games
that are approved in Atlantic City online such as Texas
hold’em and Omaha. Players have to be located within the state of New Jersey to compete. You do not have to be a resident of the state but you must be within the borders. The online poker sites use geolocation software to detect where you are before game play can begin. As with regular poker play, you must be 21 years of age to take part.
The state does not currently offer intrastate online poker gaming but has been in talks with Delaware and Nevada
to possible pool player liquidity.
Live Poker in New Jersey
Atlantic City is the hotspot in New Jersey and live poker is readily available. With several casinos in the area, it is easy to find a cash game or tournament taking place. Top poker tours and tournaments take place in Atlantic City with pros and amateurs taking part.
As far as home games are concerned, the law is not as clear. No one has ever gone to trial for hosting a home game. The law states that all wagers are made to depend on any gaming that is by lot or chance, casualty or unknown. The question again arises as to if poker is a game of skill in the state which has yet to be verified.