WSOP.com Dominates NJ Online Poker Market In June And Topples PokerStars
WSOP.com managed to reinforce its dominance in the New Jersey online poker market after reporting almost $1.4 million in revenue June, surpassing PokerStars NJ which came in second with just over $1.2 million.
Latest figures released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) also show that the partypoker US network, comprised of a trio of online poker rooms including partypoker, Borgata Poker and BetMGM, remains a strong contender in the NJ market, having reported $915,000 in revenue in June. This means the online rooms operating in the state generated $3.5 million in combined total revenue for the entire month.
WSOP.com operates in New Jersey and other U.S markets in partnership with 888poker. In June, the site played host to a huge Online Finale Circuit Series which awarded $1.5 million in total prize money and 12 WSOP Circuit rings.
Adding another attraction was a “Player Appreciation” tournament which gave away $100,000 in extra prizes in the form of cash, deposit bonuses, multiple freerolls. The massive giveaway throughout the month contributed to the influx of players into the site, as COVID-19 restrictions remain in effect across the state.
Over at PokerStars NJ, a huge Summer Series also took place in June, which saw players compete across a total of 40 tournaments, for a cool $500,000 in combined guarantees – but that accounts for just a third of the prize money offered on WSOP.com, which is likely the main reason why PokerStars fell down in second place, contrary to the past three months when it dominated the NJ market.
Meanwhile, the partypoker U.S network secured a major partnership with the World Poker Tour (WPT), which resulted in the first ever WPT Online Poker Open. Apart from that, the network also ran a massive Online Series featuring 21 events. Both festivals awarded nearly $650,000 in guarantees between them.
The network is further boosting its U.S presence with a planned launch in Pennsylvania, which could happen later this year, should the Wire Act case yields a positive result for online poker. PokerStars is currently the only site operating in the Keystone State as of the moment.
2020 Set To Become Record Year for Online Poker in NJ
Current online poker figures in New Jersey indicate a positive trend, with this year’s revenue now behind by only less than $500K compared to revenue generated throughout 2019, which sat at $20,934,966.
With online poker in NJ generating $1.4 million in average income per month for the past six years, we can be certain that 2020 is poised to become the biggest year ever for online poker in the state.