PalaCasino seemed to be an unlikely entrant into New Jersey’s online casino when it came online in the state about three years ago. Unlikely, because Pala’s land-based casino is located in San Diego, about as far as you can get in the U.S. from the Jersey Shore.
But partnering with the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, Pala has become one of the most diverse of New Jersey’s online casino offerings. That’s basically because there are actually three different Pala sites—PalaCasino.com, PalaPoker.com and PalaBingoUSA.com.
PalaPoker is one of the newest offerings for Pala and went online last year. Of course, New Jersey’s online poker play is dominated by Borgata/Party Poker and WSOP.com/888 poker, but Pala has been steadily making tournament and promotional offerings to carve out a bit of the online poker pie.
And, its position as the newcomer is especially attractive to novice and casual players looking for low-stakes tournament action.
Pala’s daily tournament schedule is filled with tournaments with buy-in ranging from $2.50 to $10 (not to mention several freerolls). Guarantees for the tournaments are low, ranging from $10 prize pools to $150.
You’re not likely to get rich at these tournaments, but if you’re looking for a mellow, affordable way to build up your hand experience and learn the game, then Pala tournaments are your best bet. Plus, they offer a full range of Hold’em tournaments including turbos, deep stacks, sit & gos and multi-table tournaments, as well as cash games.
PalaPoker also has a nice sign-up offer which includes a $50 welcome bonus and a 100 percent first deposit match up to $500. Plus, PalaPoker gives you free tournament tickets every time you deposit, with a $5 ticket for deposits below $25 and a $10 ticket for deposits over $25.
One of the best promotions at PalaPoker is that just by signing in, you are entitled to one daily free spin on their million-dollar bonus wheel. It’s the same wheel you spin at PalaCasino and PalaBingoUSA, but no other poker site offers that kind of special crossover promotion.
Pala sites also offer a combined rewards program. You earn status points by playing in cash games of tournament games (with a buy-in). In poker, status points are earned when you generate rake or fees. (i.e., In Poker, buy into a tournament for $10 + $1 fee, and you will earn 50 Status Points).
You also earn rewards points as you increase your rewards level through acquiring status points. The higher your reward level, the more rewards points you earn for acquiring status points. For example, at the Platinum level, you earn eight rewards points for each status points you earn. Reward points can be cashed for bonus money.
If you’re looking for a way to start your online poker career and gain some tournament experience, PalaPoker has just what you need.
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