Calling all online poker players in the Garden State: The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP II) has returned! The 34-event series will kick off on Thursday, April 16 and runs through Sunday, April 26, guaranteeing $1,000,000 throughout.

NJCOP II will feature a wide array of online poker variations with buy-ins to accommodate all levels of play. Everything from NL Holdem and PL Omaha, to 7 Card Stud, Bounty Tournaments and Deepstacks are on the schedule, with buy-ins ranging from $50 to $1,000.

New Jersey Championship of Online Poker NJCOP II

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker is opening with a Players Choice event on April 16 at 6:00pm ET. Registration costs $100 and a minimum $20k is guaranteed. Then at 7:00pm is Event #2, $150 PLO 6 Max with $10k up for grabs.

The NJCOP II continues from there with 2 events on the schedule every weekday and 4 events each Saturday. On Sundays, the roster increases to 7 tournaments, including a $5 Mega Satellite to the NJCOP II Main Event on April 19 and 26 at 3:30pm. Each satellite offers rebuys and guarantees 25 seats to the Main Event.

The Second edition of the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker will play out Event #30 – the Main Event – on Sunday, April 26 at 5:00pm. The direct buy-in is $200, and the winners are promised a slice of the NJCOP II’s largest single-event prize pool, $150,000.

Also of interest will be two high roller events, #11 and #32, likewise to be played out on their respective Sundays. The first features a $1,000 buy-in and a standard NLHE structure with $50,000 GTD. The second also incurs a $1,000 buy-in, but is listed as “NLHE Slow” and guarantees $75,000.

Click here to see the Full Schedule of 2015 New Jersey Championship of Online Poker.

NJCOP II Notice for Mac & Mobile Players

A special notice has been posted on Borgata Poker and PartyPoker NJ in regards to users logging in to the online poker site from a Mac or mobile device. Note that certain poker variants cannot be played on Mac and/or mobile. Please see the chart below for NJCOP II events that can and cannot be played on specific operating systems and devices.

Poker Game Type PC Download PC Java Mobile Device Mac OS
Stud Games Yes Yes No No
Omaha Games Yes Yes No Yes
Heads-Up Games Yes Yes Yes No
Bounty Tournaments Yes Yes No Yes


About the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker is hosted by the Party Borgata Network, meaning that members of Borgata Poker and PartyPoker NJ will have dual access to all NJCOP II events. All legal-age poker players located in the state of New Jersey are welcome to participate. A verified account with either online poker room is required.

In its inaugural debut last year, the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker featured just 15 events, and guaranteed $600,000. The significant growth of the NJCOP II schedule, with more than twice as many events and the overall guarantee nearly doubled, goes to show just how well the 15 month old iGmaing market is developing in the Garden State.

The World Series of Poker has been a staple of the industry for 45 years, paving the way for evolution in the game of poker around the globe. This year’s announcement of a revolutionary WOSP Online Bracelet Event is a huge leap into the modern technological age, but not one that everyone agrees with. And according to some sources, the original structure for the event announced last month may be changed before the 2015 WSOP gets underway.

2015 WSOP Online Bracelet Event 64Never before has the WSOP awarded a gold bracelet in any forum except live poker tables at the designated venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2015 WSOP will change all that as organizers announced the summer schedule in February, including a historical milestone – an online bracelet event set to take place on

The online tournament is slated for July 2nd as Event #64 on the 2015 WSOP schedule. With a buy-in of $1,000 to the NLHE tournament, the original structure was devised to bring the final two players out of the online realm and onto a live table at the Rio on July 3rd.  Due to concerns about timing and a potentially short televised end to the highly anticipated online bracelet event, organizers are hoping to change the final table format.

According to PokerFuse, WSOP organizers have sought the permission of the Nevada Gaming Control Board to alter the final table arrangement. Instead of televising a heads-up finish on July 3rd, they want push it to July 4th, making the 3rd a “travel day” so that final tablists who aren’t already in easy traveling distance to Las Vegas have time to make it to the Rio. They would also prefer to have the final six players enter the live stage, rather than just two.

“We had concerns initially of getting the players to the Rio the next day to play out the event live,” said Caesars Interactive VP of Corporate Communications, Seth Palansky. He explained that they’ve “decided that July 3 will be a ‘travel day’ in essence for any players not in proximity to Las Vegas. As such, we will play the final table on July 4 now. This allows us to increase the live portion to six players and know we can get them all to the Rio in time.”

WSOP officials are declining all requests for comment for the time being. A spokesperson said that no comments will be issued regarding the proposed changed to the 2015 WSOP online bracelet event until the Nevada Gaming Control Board makes its decision.

Positive/Negative Responses to a 2015 WSOP Online Bracelet Event

The reaction from professional poker players regarding the first ever online bracelet event at the 2015 WSOP have been mixed.

One prominent supporter of the interactive transition has been Greg Merson, winner of the 2012 WSOP Championship. Merson called the online bracelet event his “favorite part of the schedule” this year. “Online has been a big boost for the game and rewarding the industry with a bracelet is amazing,” explained the former WSOP champ.

On the opposite end of the spectrum are players like 2013 WSOP bracelet winner Trevor Pope. “I think the WSOP online event is going to be quite overrated,” criticized Pope. His largest gripe seemed to be that serious online poker players prefer to multi-table, stating that “I personally won’t be playing the online event because I will just get too bored playing one table myself…”

Pope went on to condemn the requirements for participating in an online bracelet event compared to a live structure. Throughout history, the WSOP has been “a poker series played at the casino where all you need is a ‘chip and a chair’ as they say, but this is putting a whole new spin on that because now you need a good computer, reliable Internet, a place to play, and probably some good tracking software.”

In the end, though, Pope admitted that he could be wrong, and that the 2015 WSOP online bracelet event could have “a huge turnout” and help to “push online poker in the right direction.”

For the next three days, online poker players in New Jersey can win a $3,000 prize package that includes a seat in the WSOP Circuit Main Event at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. Online satellites began at yesterday and will continue through March 1, guaranteeing a minimum of 1 prize package per day.

Win a $3k seat in 2015 WSOP Circuit Main Event BaltimoreThe World Series of Poker Circuit series got underway in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday with the first of 12 events in the series. But those who already made the trip to partake in the opening tournaments will be missing out on the chance to win a seat into the WSOP Circuit Main Event next weekend. That’s because poker players will have to be physically located in New Jersey in order to win one of the multiple $3,000 prize packages from

The online poker room is hosting a $30 WSOP Circuit Qualifier, with Re-buys and Add-ons ($27.30 + $2.70 each) every evening at 6:00pm sharp until Sunday, March 1. At least one player will win a $3,000 prize package to the Main Event in each day’s online satellite.

The total number of prize packages awarded will depend on the level of participation. For every $3,000 in the prize pool (every 110 players registered), another $3k prize package will be awarded.

Each WSOP Circuit prize package will include the $1,675 buy-in for the WSOP Circuit Main Event, automatically submitting the winner’s entry fee and name for pre-registration. However, winners are responsible for complete the registration process in person prior to the start of the Main Event.

The remainder of the $1,325 prize money will be deposited into the winner’s online poker account at This money can be used at the poker site or withdrawn, whichever the player wishes. However, winners are responsible for all travel expenses, accommodations, meals, etc.

The WSOP Circuit Main Event is scheduled for two Day 1 flights; Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th, both starting at 12:00 noon on their respective days. It is up the each winner to decide which day they prefer to register for.

The Main Event will take place at the Horseshoe Casino located at 1525 Russell Road in Baltimore, Maryland. The eventual winner of the tournament will receive a WSOP Circuit Ring, along with an automatic invitation to compete in the WSOP Circuit National Championships coming up in May.

WSOP Circuit Satellite Terms

Prizes are non-transferable, so those who can’t make it to Baltimore next weekend should abstain from participating in the online poker satellites this weekend. However, it should also be noted that members in New Jersey can win more than one satellite and prize package.

According to the terms of the promotion, if any single player wins more than one satellite qualifier, will deliver the first prize package per the original conditions. Any other winnings will be paid as $1,675 (the amount of the Main Event buy-in) in online tournament tickets, and the other $1,325 in cash (via the player’s online poker account). Tournament tickets will be awarded in segments of 8x T$200, 1x T$50 and 1x T$25.

Nevada’s newest online poker room, Real Gaming, is continuing its intransigent campaign to bring in traffic by announcing yet another exemplary promotion. Tonight at 7:00pm local time, the legal US poker site will be hosting not one, not even two or three, but six freeroll poker tournaments.

Freeroll Poker Tournaments at Real Gaming

6 Freeroll Poker Tournaments Tonight

“Due to the extremely high demand we’ve seen, players have asked for MORE FREEROLLS.  So we’re going to give them to you!” read the promotional email sent out to all registered members of the online poker community. “Wednesday, December 10th at 7pm, we’re running the most freerolls we’ve had at once.  Make sure you don’t miss out and Register now!”

Real Gaming has been running multiple freerolls poker tournaments every day, but as the above missive suggests, the online poker room has never hosted so many of them at one time. These freeroll competitions cost absolutely nothing, so long as the player has a verified account and is physically located in the state of Nevada at the time the tournaments take place.

What makes Real Gaming’s freerolls so unique is that they are single table events, known as Final Table Freerolls. A maximum of just 9 players can register for each tournament, catapulting all participants into the final table for a 1-in-3 shot at winning a prize. The guaranteed prizes aren’t exactly exoribitant, but all winners are paid in cash.

Each of the freeroll poker tournaments offers a $5.00 prize pool, with 50% of the prize ($2.50) going to the 1st place winner, 30% ($1.50) to 2nd place and 20% ($1.00) to 3rd. All players get 10,000 chips to begin with. Blinds start at 25/50 and increase every 8 minutes.

At the time of writing, there were 3 to 4 players already registered for each of the freeroll poker tournaments on the schedule; more than enough to meet the minimum requirement of 2 players before start time.

Anyone who wants to get an earlier (or later) start at one of Real Gaming’s Final Table Freerolls will have plenty of other opportunities to do so. Two freeroll poker tournaments are set to kick off at 8:00am, another two at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm and 6:00pm. The last two freeroll poker tournaments of the night will begin at 9:00pm at the online poker room.

Real Gaming received regulatory approval to transition from soft-launch to full scale launch in late October, and the operator’s marketing department has been working diligently to drive traffic into the site ever since. The cash games have been stiflingly flat for the last two months, but the Multi-Table and Sit’n’Go tournament menus have been attracting more players lately. Ostensibly, it has been the operator’s intensified promotional campaign – a direct result of Ultimate Poker’s dissolution in the state – that is grabbing the attention of Nevada’s online poker community.

In the last two weeks alone, Real Gaming has added a number of generous promotions to the already abundant line-up. The Ultimate Match promo will match the deposit of any former UP member that deposits their withdrawal from Ultimate Poker, up to $3,000. Signing up a new account this month grants a free $20 no deposit bonus. Last week, Real Gaming announced a daily cash back giveaway worth up to $50 per day.

These new freeroll poker tournaments are just another addition to a superfluous list of promotions. The online poker room may have some very stiff competition in their only Nevada rival,, but this operator at least deserves a big, bold ‘E’ for effort.