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Poker Stars Is Coming To New Jersey March 21 2016


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#1 FCP Bob

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 04:46 PM

The long anticipated launch of Poker Stars in New Jersey will take place on March 21st

https://www.pokersta...rs-160667.shtml

http://www.pokerstarsnj.com/
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Posted 25 February 2016 - 04:54 PM


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 12:58 PM

I'm looking forward to playing on Poker Stars again. It should be interesting to see what they roll out and how much traffic they get.

Every now and then living in New Jersey has its perks.
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Posted 09 March 2016 - 02:52 PM


PokerStars to Soft Launch Next Week in New Jersey

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 01:44 PM


The PokerStars NJ March 16 Soft Launch: Everything You Need To Know

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 02:40 PM


PokerStars Debut in New Jersey: The Good, The Bad, And Not Much Ugly

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:07 AM

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:16 AM

Lee Jones ‏@leehjones 26m26 minutes ago
Hey New Jersey - @PokerStars is back. We just quietly got things up and running. Read about it @PokerStarsBlog. http://psta.rs/25fKUbd
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:46 AM

Poker Stars is finally back, and I'm laid up in the hospital. I can't connect through the wifi here. I'm totally bored and can't play. And I'll be here for at least another couple of days.

Sigh...
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:58 AM

View PostPotomophobia, on 22 March 2016 - 04:46 AM, said:

Poker Stars is finally back, and I'm laid up in the hospital. I can't connect through the wifi here. I'm totally bored and can't play. And I'll be here for at least another couple of days.

Sigh...

have you tried your mobile internet from you phone. Most newer phones allow you to create your own wifi hot spot that you can connect your laptop on using your mobile data.
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:11 AM

Thanks Bob,

I had forgotten all about that. (Must be the pain meds) I just got a new 6S recently. I set it up and just connected. I'll play around for a while and post later with my thoughts.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:21 AM

View PostPotomophobia, on 22 March 2016 - 07:11 AM, said:

Thanks Bob,

I had forgotten all about that. (Must be the pain meds) I just got a new 6S recently. I set it up and just connected. I'll play around for a while and post later with my thoughts.

You rock

good luck

as long as you aren't watching videos you won't use too much mobile data, unless you have an unlimited plan in which case who cares. If you do watch videos you'll eat up your data really fast.
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:38 PM

A Quick summary of Poker Stars in New Jersey.

This will be shorter than I'd like... I'm in the hospital and people are coming in and out jabbing
and poking me as well as asking me all kinds of questions and listening to my lungs.

At about 14:00 EST there were 357 users logged in when I signed in.

It's been a few years since I've played on PS, but the user interface looked somewhat familiar and wasn't hard to figure out al all.

My biggest impression was the variety of cash games they spread. It's been a while, and here is NJ the last 2 years, the sites basically spread NLH and PLO. Not much else... pretty boring and bland.

Here is the list of the cash games spread:

Limit Badugi
8 - Game
Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
PL 2-7 Triple Draw
NL 2-7 Single Draw
Limit 5 Card Draw
PL 5 Card Draw
Limit Razz
Limit Stud
Limit Stud H/L
Limit Omaha H/L
PL Omaha
Limit HE
NLH (of course)

Forgive me for not having the buyins. When I get a chance I'll try and add them later. But after the drought here in the States the last 5 years or so this was like Heaven.

They had a tab for something called ZOOM. But there were "No games of this type available at the moment." I have no clue what this is supposed to be. Perhaps someone else can be of help.

There is a tab for "Spin & Gos" which I've heard about but never played until today. They spread 4 buy-ins of NLH

$1 to win up to $1K
$2 to win up to $2K
$5 to win up to $5K
$10 to win up to $10K

I played a few $2 games. They are 3 handed and the $2 started with 500 chips. I don't know if there is any difference at the other levels. My crappy run from years ago continued and I lost each one in typical suck out fashion. (Didn't care.)

They also have SNGs. I'll be back with more detail later.

Their MTTs covered a pretty good variety of games, NLH, PLO, Stud. And there as a nice range of buy-ins from freerolls and tickets and $0.10 up to $500 for the Sunday Majors.

Their Sunday Majors looked to be equal to the other NJ sites in buy-ins and Prize pools. But I'm a micro stakes donkey so I really don't play those.

It was really good to see PS back in the USofA. The spread of cash games alone put a smile on my face.

My playing while here will be limited. I have an iPad and a Surface Pro 4 to use. The Surface Pro 4 is useless to play with. I can login to the site, but after about 15 minutes, it tells me that they cannot determine that I'm in New Jersey and kicks me off. I've had this issue with the other sites in NJ, so it's not just Poker Stars. I don't know if it is Windows 10 or something to do with the Surface Pro or the combination, but it sucks. That leaves me to play using the App for the iPad. I can stay connected wit it, but the interface is extremely limited compared to the full blown model.

When I get home and fire up my Mac, I'll be looking forward to spending more time playing the cash games and some tournaments.

In short... a truly welcome return to the US and New Jersey. I'll probably be spending most of my poker time on PS when I get back home. My only minor disappointment is that they no longer allow player to player money transfers. No more 180 man SNG barrages. Oh well...
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Posted 25 March 2016 - 09:24 AM

I'm back home from the hospital and feeling much better.

I jumped into a $5 NLH MTT that started at 11:00Am here. There are currently 306 players logged in.

My tourney is currently sitting at 27/51 players.

Besides the NLH cash games there are PLO tables going, both H and H/L. Stakes from $2.50/$5.00 to $0.05/$0.10

There's also one table of 8-Game $1/$2 which has a 1 person waiting list.

I plan on putting some decent time in tonight. It will be interesting what a Friday night looks like.
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Posted 26 March 2016 - 11:18 AM

Fell asleep early last night. But I've been playing some tournaments today.

The most significant difference I see between PS and the other sites, 888 WSOP, Party and Borgata is the tournament structure. There is so much more play on Poker Stars. The starting chip stacks and blind levels allow for much more time than the existing sites.

A big improvement.
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Posted 26 March 2016 - 11:19 AM

View PostPotomophobia, on 26 March 2016 - 11:18 AM, said:

Fell asleep early last night. But I've been playing some tournaments today.

The most significant difference I see between PS and the other sites, 888 WSOP, Party and Borgata is the tournament structure. There is so much more play on Poker Stars. The starting chip stacks and blind levels allow for much more time than the existing sites.

A big improvement.

Daniel's in NJ now and is going to play a couple tourneys there today.
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Posted 26 March 2016 - 03:57 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 26 March 2016 - 11:19 AM, said:

Daniel's in NJ now and is going to play a couple tourneys there today.

I see him at the Nightly $10K.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:47 AM


AFTER GETTING OFF TO A SPEEDY START, POKERSTARS NEW JERSEY TRAFFIC LEVELS OFF

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