Betfair Poker New Jersey Review

Betfair closed its New Jersey poker site on December 1, 2014.

Betfair PokerBetfair is best known as a betting exchange in Europe.  It also owns TVG, an offtrack horse betting service that operates NJBets in New Jersey.  It holds the exclusive offtrack betting contract in the state.

Betfair offers poker and casino games to New Jersey players through a partnership with Trump Plaza.  The poker platform is powered by Amaya Gaming.  It is the same software used by the Ongame Network, although it does not share players.  Betfair planned to share its poker platform with Golden Nugget. That never happened as Golden Nugget never opened a real money poker site and eventually closed its play money one.

Betfair and Golden Nugget still found a way to partner.  After Trump Plaza closed, Betfair moved its interactive business to Golden Nugget’s license.

Betfair Poker Games

Betfair offers players a wide variety of games.  These include No Limit and Fixed Limit Texas Hold’em, Fixed Limit and Pot Limit Omaha and Omaha High/Low, Five Card Draw, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud High/Low.  Multi table tournaments are available in No Limit Texas Hold’em, while sit and gos offer a wider variety of choices.

Unfortunately, Betfair’s traffic is nearly zero.  Golden Nugget was to share the U.S. Ongame platform with Betfair but it has not launched poker yet.

Betfair Poker Bonus

Betfair offers a $25 bonus to all players.  The bonus is released after $62.50 in rake has been paid.  This equals 40% rakeback.  Players have 45 days to clear the bonus.

Betfair Poker VIP

Betfair offers a generous VIP program.  Players start earning rakeback with as little as $14 in rake paid.  Each tier is based on the number of points earned.  Players earn 3.6 points for every $1 in rake paid.  Cash is paid once per month directly to the player’s account.

Tier Points Required Rakeback
Platinum 6,000 20%
Gold 3,000 12%
Silver High 1,000 10%
Silver Low 500 9%
Bronze High 200 8%
Bronze Mid 100 7%
Bronze Low 50 5%

Betfair Casino

Berfair offers one of the widest varieties of casino games in New Jersey.  Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Six Card Poker, Let it Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Fortune Paigow, Casino War and Crazy4Poker are among the table games offered.  There are also numerous slot and video poker titles available.

Betfair Casino Deposit Free Chip

Betfair gives all new players a free $10 to try out the casino.  This works like a casino freeplay.  The bonus must be wagered.  Any winnings may be withdrawn.

Betfair Deposit Options

Betfair players may deposit cash at the Trump Plaza casino cage, send an electronic funds transfer from a bank or use Visa and Mastercard.

Betfair Withdrawal Options

Betfair players may withdraw cash at the Trump Plaza casino game.  Checks and bank wires are also available.