New Jersey launched online poker in November 2013 and has since become a hotbed for legal, regulated online poker, attracting players from all along the East Coast and the tri-state area. Internet poker has been an attraction for players for nearly years, but the industry has boomed over the past few years with the Garden State being at the forefront. 

Advantages of Playing Poker Online in New Jersey

Playing poker online in regulated New Jersey sites has several advantages compared to playing the game at a land-based venue. The primary advantage is the overall convenience of being able to play virtually anywhere in the state, including from the convenience of your couch.  

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Beyond the convenience of location, there is never a wait for a table online. Often, players must wait for a table at a casino, where thousands of tables with plenty of players are available in New Jersey online poker rooms. That’s why so many people go to these top New Jersey poker sites.

Playing poker online in New Jersey also provides cheaper options for players. This is great for beginners or those wanting a casual game; New Jersey online players don’t have to deal with the pressures of an in-person game and the often-steep blinds. You also don’t have to worry about your poker face when you are playing the game on the internet. That’s great when you visit some of the best Texas Hold’em poker sites.

In addition, in 2018, New Jersey joined a poker player pool sharing arrangement with Nevada and Delaware. This innovative agreement allows poker players in the Garden State to play against those in the two other states, giving players in New Jersey another great reason to play in an online poker room. 

The Top Poker Sites in New Jersey

There are some things you will want to consider before choosing an online poker site in the Garden State. Some players look to see if there is a mobile app version of the poker website or if the brand offers the multi-state player pool. 

If you are looking for mobile apps or for a brand participates in the player pool, then 888 Poker and PokerStars NJ are the poker sites for you. These two brands offer their app for both Android and iOS devices. In addition, players can enjoy the multi-state player pool. 

If you are looking for a poker site that features simple navigation and customization options, then look to In addition to the ease of navigation, this popular online poker site in New Jersey works smoothly on both desktop and mobile devices. 

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