In fact, they range from around 72 percent for the lowest 2x multiplier, to 0. Most MTTs start between But they are few and far between.
Special events and satellite tournaments are another hallmark of PokerStars NJ. However, they vary significantly from month to month.
PokerStars NJ offers games in both real money and play money modes. Play money games are accessible from any state, not just New Jersey.
Moreover, every new PokerStars NJ account is automatically credited with 1 million play chips. The app works on both iPhone and iPad devices.
Tables loaded in less than 10 seconds on our iPhone. Safe to assume similar performance on newer Android devices. Betting, raising, and reraising are quick and easy.
The interface buttons are spaced appropriately, rendering misclicks highly unlikely. Without ever leaving the app, you can:.
Accounts cannot be registered through the PokerStars NJ website. You must be 21 or older to register an account with PokerStars NJ. It is possible to create a real money account and deposit and withdraw from any state.
When attempting to join the real money tables for the first time, you will be asked to provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
This helps confirm your age and address. If you are unable to provide a valid SSN for any reason, PokerStars will ask you to provide photocopies of certain documents to complete account verification.
You will receive e-mail confirmation once your account is verified. The poker room uses geo-location to validate your physical presence in New Jersey at the time of play, so make sure Wi-Fi is enabled on your device.
While this section lists multiple questions and provides adequate answers, we found the FAQ navigation system to be extremely awkward.
Clicking on a question does not reveal an answer. While replies often arrive in less than an hour, we were not impressed by the quality of support.
Not only were some the replies we received completely unhelpful , they were also poorly written, indicating that perhaps we were not chatting with native English speakers.
The quality of support varies depending on the representative handling our issue. However, compared to pre PokerStars support, current customer service feels completely off.
On the other hand, account security is top-notch. No cards are dealt until the software has enough data to generate a truly random outcome. The poker tables display a progress bar indicating how many additional VPPs needed to complete the current Step.
The number of StarsCoins awarded for completing a single Step vary as well, ranging from seven to 20 for BronzeStar, to between 2, and 2, for Supernova.
An unfinished Step will reset at the end of the month. StarsCoins can be converted to cash rewards and tournament buy-ins , effectively serving as a rakeback mechanism.
How much rakeback you receive will depend on how many StarsCoins you accumulate. The total number of Steps per level is included as well.
Note that, should you advance in levels, VPPs accumulated will count towards the next level reached. Total number of StarsCoins you can earn depends on your account level and on the number of Steps you manage to complete.
Completing fewer than the total number of Steps available at a given level simply means you will receive less-than-maximum StarsCoins, which results in less-than-maximum rakeback.
This will level your account to SilverStar status. Since, on the way up, you would have completed all the Steps for BronzeStar and ChromeStar levels, you would have been credited with the combined maximum StarsCoins possible at each of these two levels, which are and 1, , respectively.
You therefore end up with a total of a little more than 1, StarsCoins. This system may feel a bit complicated at first. See this guide for details.
Placing third will deduct five points from your total. Yesterday, the first skirmishes at the final table promised a dynamic and interesting finish to the event, and the six remaining players followed up on that promise.
It became a feast for the neutral poker fan, with raises, three-bets, the occasional shove and a lot of table banter keeping viewers entertained throughout.
The six kept each other in balance for over 50 hands, with only Rheem distancing himself slightly from the pack.
That all changed when Strelitz was the first player to get called on an all-in shove. The very next hand, Altman raised up ace-three of diamonds, Rheem three-bet pocket queens from the blinds and Altman moved in.
Rheem snapped him off and forced the accomplished U. Things settled down after the slow burst and the five once again battled it out for more than 50 hands before the next player fell.
It was Vicent Bosca, the high-stakes cash gamer from Xatia, Spain, who suffered a case of the "too many outs" syndrome.
Bosca had raised with ace-jack of diamonds and flopped the nut flush draw and gutshot on a queen-ten-three flop.
Rheem check-raised all in with five-three and Bosca called. Rheem then turned on the thumbscrews and started three-betting a ton to put ICM pressure on his remaining three opponents.
In the span of just under an hour, he finished off his remaining adversaries one by one. Wellenbach flopped a king, but Rheem caught a runner-runner straight to get to the heads-up.
Starting the heads-up match with a 5: In the final hand, Strelitz open-shoved a little over twenty bigs with ace-deuce of spades, and Rheem snap-called him with pocket fives.
The board ran out clean to give Rheem his fifth knockout of the day and a deserved championship. Everybody needs an account at one of these online poker rooms!
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