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Player traffic on the ring game tables at the regulated online poker sites in New Jersey has increased 28% since the beginning of November, as a significant boost in action was reported at both poker networks in operation.

The and 888Poker NJ alliance experienced the bulk of the gain, a whopping 37.5% over the last three weeks. According to PokerScout, the seven-day average went from 160 players to 220 during that period.

The Partypoker NJ and pairing currently play host to 140 ring game players, up 16.6% from 120 previously. The combined current average cash game player total of both networks sits at 360, besting the 280 player average on Nov. 1.

Happy Anniversary NJ iGaming!

The increase in action comes just as New Jersey is preparing to celebrate two years of offering regulated online poker and gambling later this week. November 26 marks the anniversary date of the real-money launch in 2013, following a soft launch that began five days earlier.

It’s been interesting to watch the progression of legalized igaming in the Garden State over the past two years. A few issues that plagued the state’s igaming regime in the early days such as geolocation and acceptance of player deposits by credit card companies seem a distant memory now.

Progress will continue next year when PokerStars enters the market. Though a firm launch date has not yet been announced, New Jersey players can expect to have the option of playing at a regulated PokerStars site by Independence Day.

Anniversary Promotion in New Jersey is marking the two-year igaming anniversary with a special promotion that will award exciting prizes to winners. Two packages of two-night stays at a fabulous Atlantic City Hotel plus $100 in spending money, four pairs of show tickets to concerts or comedic entertainment, and five $100 gift cards available for use at various restaurants and gift shops are being given away by to commemorate the anniversary.

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How can you win? It’s very simple. On Tuesday, November 24, play online poker at and earn at least one Action Player Point (APP). You will automatically be entered into a drawing on Nov. 30 that will select the winners at random.

New Jersey Gaming Quiz

In honor of the upcoming two-year igaming anniversary, here is a short quiz pertaining to New Jersey gambling. How many can you get right?


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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.