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November 26, 2013 00:01 ET

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The Game is Back as partypoker Returns to New Jersey November 26

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2013) -

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It doesn't matter what exit on the turnpike you're from, whether you have a shore house or whether you're a Jovi guy, a Bruce fan or both. Perhaps you are only just visiting the Garden State for a day. Beginning today in New Jersey, Tuesday November 26 anyone over 21-years-old can play with a computer, can win and have fun playing real money poker on www.njpartypoker.com.

"In the state where Washington crossed the Delaware and Edison invented the light bulb, the return of online poker and industry pioneer partypoker is a historic day for the proud state of New Jersey," said Mike Sexton, member of the Poker Hall of Fame and Founding Father of Team partypoker. "We've been waiting a long time for this day and during that time have done all we can to create the best online gaming experience in the world. We're excited to be here and are looking forward to bringing fun and excitement to New Jersey for a long time."

www.njpartypoker.com launches with 24 hour, 7 days a week real money online tournament and cash games as well as FastForward, our high-velocity fast-fold poker game. partypoker will have a great range of poker tournaments on offer in New Jersey every day, with buy-ins ranging from $0.10 to $500 and guaranteed prize pools to attract poker players of all skill levels. Major highlights on launch include:

  • Sunday Majors - guaranteed prizepools no matter how many players take part. A $50k guaranteed event for New Jersey players takes place this Sunday. Qualify for the best guarantees in New Jersey every Sunday from 10 cents! "We will be holding a $50k no limit hold'em event this Sunday," said Mike Sexton. "It is hard to forecast how many players will take part - if it isn't very many the chances to win are going to be even better. We are boldly sticking our neck out and saying we are going to guarantee the prize pool."
  • $1 million seeded jackpot on www.njpartypoker.com casino - the jackpot always starts at $1 million!
  • WPT qualifiers - partypoker will be guaranteeing packages from day one for live WPT events in New Jersey and outside. A sister brand of partypoker, World Poker Tour has held more than 240 Championship events on its Main Tour, awarding more than $611 million in prize money. Qualifiers for January's Fox Sports televised WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open are available now with online players able to win their $3,500 entry fee, hotel costs and expenses.

Look out for more exciting promotions and news in the coming weeks.

The next generation online poker product was recently launched in other countries and is now brought to New Jersey integrating great new features into real money gaming.

  • 1-Click Lobby - offers the player all of their favourite games at a glance making finding a cash game or tournament to suit their style has ever been easier.
  • Missions and Achievements - missions give players targets to aim for, challenge them to try new things and improve their game. Poker is about the little victories and personal milestones where a win leaves the player with a great tale to tell: it's about a player's achievements. Every time a player collects an achievement, it will boost their achievement score which they can show-off to their friends via their profile page and activity feeds.
  • Friends - we've made finding and making new friends easier than ever. A player can easily search and add friends via screen name, email address or by looking up contacts from their email address book.
  • Racetrack shape table - a new table shape recently introduced to partypoker worldwide.
  • Fast Forward poker - A turbo-charged way to play games where the action is always on you. You don't like your cards? Fast forward to a new hand at the click of a button - more hands, more action, more fun!

In a significant move for US poker and a sign of the rise of New Jersey in the poker world one of the most famous and prestigious events in poker is moving from Las Vegas to Atlantic City and the Borgata in April 2014. The $15,400 entry partypoker WPT World Championship will see anyone over 21-years-old in New Jersey able to qualify online to take their seat with the most famous names in the game on television. It will also see an influx of poker's biggest names head to Atlantic City.

The WPT opportunities are just a taste of what will be provided by partypoker, however, who look to cater for players at all levels from the total novice to the expert. Three New Jersey locals will represent partypoker in the state.

First up is Jamie Kerstetter, a 31-year-old former tax attorney from Monroe who is moving back to New Jersey from Mexico now that she is able to play online poker again. "The live casinos in Atlantic City win from this. They will attract players who might have been intimidated to sit down at a live table while the online rooms and partypoker, for example, will be qualifying people to events in New Jersey from all over the world and driving new customers to the casinos," said Kerstetter.

25-year-old Bobby Oboodi from Morris Plains also joins the team and has won two recent big events at the Borgata, including a WPT, netting a seven figure score. Bobby's life has changed irreversibly since his days as a pre-med student and working in his local Subway. "It's not just gym, tan, laundry now - there's poker as well," Bobby joked. Making up the three is former NYC share trader 27-year-old Scott Baumstein, who is leaving the Big Apple to come to Atlantic City to play online.

www.njpartypoker.com will also offer casino, where slots and casino table game fans in New Jersey will be able to play the very best games online and go for a jackpot that will be seeded so that it is always more than $1 Million with over 30 games exclusive to our network. The partypoker casino games lobby includes some of the biggest player favourite slots and casino table games seen on the casino floors of Atlantic City, including Blackjack, Roulette, Monopoly™, Da Vinci Diamonds™, Cleopatra™, Bejewelled™, Batman™ & Superman™ and many more.

About partypoker

We will offer partypoker pursuant to a contractual relationship with our partner in New Jersey, Borgata Casino, who have been licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement as an internet gaming operator. Borgata also intends to launch poker and casino games under its own brands. Launched in August 2001, the partypoker brand is one of the pioneers of the online poker industry and is one of its most recognised brands. Outside of the US, partypoker is also a core brand of bwin.party digital entertainment plc (LSE:BPTY), a global online gaming company. bwin.party is a constituent member of the FTSE 250 Index and the FTSE4Good Index Series, which identifies companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. For more information about bwin.party, visit: www.bwinparty.com.

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