Ever since online poker came to New Jersey, it’s been among the hottest games all over the state. In fact, the WSOP bracelet tournaments have been wildly popular in the Garden State. New Jersey easily beat out neighboring Pennsylvania when it comes to poker.
However, some are wondering if the allure of online poker has faded. To some, it doesn’t seem to have the same attraction, and on the surface, its popularity has faded. However, if we look at online poker honestly, it’s still going strong. Many popular online poker platforms, such as PartyPoker, are still going strong, with huge user numbers.
It could be, that sports betting dominates the news, eclipsing the enduring legacy of a good poker game.
Let’s look at a few reasons why online poker has not only maintained its allure, but grown in popularity.
Online Poker is Easy
Online poker players in New Jersey can sit down in front of their computer to play, or, they can also download an app to play from their phone. Thanks to the ubiquitous nature of the smartphone, cheap internet, and free public Wi-Fi, New Jerseyians can play poker at any time, from anywhere.
The best online poker websites also host apps that offer an easy poker experience from any mobile device. All you have to do is sign-up with a site licensed in New Jersey, fund your account, and play poker. Players can even use anonymous payment options to enjoy care-free poker action, from the comfort of their home.
Poker aficionados in New Jersey can also choose from automated poker games, or play against real players in live poker rooms. Best of all, they can participate in the World Series of Poker bracelet tournaments, powered by the 888 platforms and affiliated with Caesars, as well as the PokerStars NJ and PartyPoker tournaments, hosted by the Borgata.
In fact, online poker tournaments boosted poker revenue in New Jersey to an all-time high this July of $4,818,561, a 155.37% year-over-year increase. The World Series of Poker, played on Caesar’s platform, raked in 58.7% of all online poker revenue in July, for a total of $2,826,806.
Also, unlike many states, online poker players in New Jersey can play Nevadans in cross-state poker tournaments. Playing online poker in the Garden State is both social and challenging.
Generous Bonuses and Promotions
Online gambling companies, including those that specialize in poker, are always competing for customers. To lure customers to join their platforms, online casinos offer fabulous promotional deals. Customers get a generous welcome bonus at sign-up, which is usual for any online gaming site, including poker. Online gambling websites also feature matching bonuses, free play, reload bonuses, and much more.
Many online poker websites also have loyalty programs that reward players for their patronage with free play, cashback deals, access to exclusive tournaments, special withdrawal limits, and other nice perks. Some poker websites may even offer special poker vacations for their very top VIP members. These bonuses and promotional programs can vary widely from site to site.
Wide Variety of Poker Games to Choose From
Every poker player knows that the game has many variants. From the ever-popular Texas Hold’em to No Limit, Draw Poker, Stud Poker, Caribbean Stud, Three-card poker, and a lot more, there’s a game for everyone. In the past, there wasn’t a lot of variety when it came to poker variants online, but today, that’s not the case.
Online poker websites not only have every variation you may be familiar with, but they also have their own unique variations to attract new players and boost the game’s entertainment value.
Not only that, but online poker players can also even click on the casino games many poker platforms hosts, and enjoy dozens of online slots and table games.