PokerStars and Full Tilt approved to offer online gaming services in New Jersey.
The partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee transformed itself into a re-entry event.
Yong "LuckySpewy" Kwon ships the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 GTD for for $11,113.
It was a huge week in New Jersey this week as poker players are celebrating that both PokerStars and Full Tilt have been approved by the state's gaming regulator, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), to offer online gaming services throughout the Garden State.
Chairman and CEO of Amaya David Baazov commented on the PokerStars Blog that, "I want to thank the DGE for their thorough and fair review of our business. We look forward to bringing our popular brands, innovative technology, marketing prowess and world-class security and game integrity to the growing New Jersey online gaming market. We anticipate providing additional details of our launch plans in the near future."
It was also a big week on the felts, as the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee transformed itself from a regular freezeout into a reentry event. The new format proved to be a huge success as for the first time in recent memory, this tournament surpassed the $50,000 guarantee with 297 entrants generating a $59,400 prize pool.
Yong "LuckySpewy" Kwon was the first player to take full advantage of the new format, taking home the top prize of $11,113. Kwon is currently ranked in ninth place on the PocketFives.com New Jersey Online Poker Rankings, and he is bound to move up after this win, along with two others on Friday hosted on WSOP.com NJ and 888poker NJ in the $10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A] for $3,862 and in the $2,500 GNTD - NJ High-Rollers for $1,474.
As usually the case, the weekend's second biggest winner came in the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee when "mdubsdeezee" finished on top of a 188-player field to claim the first-place prize of $9,391. The second-place finisher in that tournament, "Beejay", banked a solid consolation prize of $4,725.