The app was developed by Bwin.party Entertainment Limited and it allows players the ability to play for real money on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
A separate app for Party NJ’s casino games is also now available for download from the App Store.
PartyPoker NJ and Borgata’s online poker room share both their players pools and software platform (but offer some distinct promotions).
As a result, players at Borgata Online also have the option to play real-money poker on their iPad or iPhone while located in New Jersey. The Borgata app is virtually identical save the branding elements.
When you load up the app you have the option to either click on real money, fast forward, play money or preview.
The real money games are fairly straightforward. Players have the option to play up to $25/$50 while fast forward allows play up to $5/$10.
The gameplay experience at these tables is surprisingly good, featuring crisp and clean graphics.
In a rather disappointing move, when players attempt to play on the play money tables they are hit with a message that states “Coming Soon – Play money games are currently unavailable and will be added soon.”
Another drawback is that the app is currently lacking the ability to play in tournaments and sit & go’s.
When this reviewer tested out Party Poker’s NJ mobile client, there was no information available within the app about those features being added in the near future, though demand for tournament accessibility clearly runs high.
Party Poker also launched a real money casino app, which offers a full range of casino style games. The mobile casino app can be downloaded by following this link.
Ultimate Casino has released an app for casino, but nothing for poker as of yet.
The limited reviews from the iOS App Store are simply dismal:
.!fun!: Waste of time
Michael_Zucker: Why even bother releasing the app if you can’t play in tournaments. Hopefully there will be an update soon. Graphics are Horrible
Jshow999: Please do something about the graphics. There are a ton of other apps that you can look at to get an idea. Also, need tournament play. No tournaments waste of time. Why even release this? It’s obviously not even close to ready… Tournaments are non existent which is the only reason I have an account
Player feedback on TwoPlusTwo is a bit more mixed.Party Poker App Launches for iOS, Allowing NJ Real-Money Poker and Casino Play Kevin Brkal