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Online poker players in New Jersey who are looking for a poker site at which to play tend to make comparisons from one room to the next, trying to find the best bonuses available.

New players certainly can’t go wrong in selecting any of the four regulated poker rooms operating in the Garden State. But if it’s the largest possible first-time deposit bonus that grabs your attention, then look no further than Partypoker.

The Partypoker NJ Welcome Bonus is 100% up to $1,000, tops in the state. It’s a one time deposit bonus offer for every new player and allows 60 days to clear.

Partypoker likes when players first try out the poker room and/or its online casino games before actually making a deposit. To that end, new players merely have to register to receive a $25 bonus, with $10 of that to be used on the cash poker tables, $5 for poker tournaments, and the remaining $10 at a variety of casino games offered.

888poker Deposit Bonus

888poker NJ is right behind Partypoker in terms of deposit bonus size. Players within New Jersey – residents or visitors – are offered 100% up to $888 on that first deposit.

A full 90 days are permitted to clear the bonus, 1/3 longer than Partypoker. With regard to a free look-see or a bonus just for signing up and creating an account, 888poker will put $30 into your new account – $26 in $1 tournament tickets and $4 in cash.

Borgata Poker Deposit Bonus

First-time depositors at Borgata receive a bonus of 100% up to $600. A little less time is allowed to clear the bonus at 45 days. But players who make that initial deposit tend to play quite frequently right after, so grinding out the bonus in a month and a half is not all that difficult.

Free money just for registering comes your way at Borgata too. New accounts are given a $10 bonus in cash and another $10 that needs to be cleared. Borgata shares its player pool with Partypoker. Deposit Bonus

The fourth and final poker room operating in New Jersey at this time is, which is perhaps the most trusted and recognized brand in all of poker. New depositors are privvy to a 100% up to $400 deposit bonus, with a 60-day expiration period for clearance. recently offered a first-time deposit bonus of 100% up to $1,000 during the course of the 46th annual WSOP in Las Vegas from May 27 to July 14. That offer was available to players in Nevada as well as New Jersey. It is highly likely that will tweak the deposit bonus upward again in the future. For now, it remains at 100% up to $400, with another $10 free just for registering.

New Jersey poker players are invited to take their pick among the deposit bonuses available at all four poker rooms. Or better yet, deposit and clear the bonus at one site before moving onto the next one!

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.