The PalaCasino.com online casino site launched in New Jersey in November 2014. The online casino site is the result of a partnership between Pala Interactive, LLC, the online arm of the same Pala Band of Mission Indians that owns and operates the Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California, and New Jersey online gaming licensee Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Three years later, Pala has decided to add poker to their lineup with the launch of Pala Online Poker. The platform and network are completely separate from partner Borgata’s online poker effort.
Learn more about the software, available bonuses, and other features of Pala Online Poker below.
Pala Poker NJ Bonus Code
|Online Poker||Pala Poker|
|Pala Bonus Code||OVBONUS|
|No Deposit Bonus||$25|
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to $500|
|Physical Casino Partner||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa|
|Last Verified||November 2020|
Game Security & Fairness
Pala Poker is the latest entry into New Jersey's online poker market. With a new platform and a standalone network, Pala faces a challenging environment in an already-crowded market, but players will no doubt appreciate the chance to give a new room - and a new deposit bonus - a try.
Pala poker welcome bonuses
New players will receive a $40 bonus for simply registering an account, however, only $15 of that can be used for poker play. The poker chunk is further split into $5 for cash play and $10 for tournaments and SnGs. Only the cash game portion of the bonus can be withdrawn. Unused bonus funds expire in 30 days.
Additionally, making the first-ever deposit of at least $10 will award a 100% bonus, capped at $500. The bonus is cleared in chunks of $5, and players must collect 1,250 Status Points to release a single chunk. This is equivalent to 20% rakeback.
Short-term promotions and bonuses
– Deposit Bonus – Free Tournament Dollars (June 1-30, 2018): deposit at least $25 in June to receive $5 in tournament dollars for free.
Pala online poker software
Pala Interactive has its own proprietary poker software platform. It was developed and is maintained by its own software development team. The company claims its software was created from the ground up by a leadership team made up of online poker industry veterans. Pala Interactive also claims it is poised to be a major player in online poker going forward.
The software platform was specifically developed for the regulated online poker market in the United States. It reportedly includes a number of controls and processes to ensure compliance with New Jersey and other states online gaming regulations. It also includes an industry-leading fraud detection system.
In terms of games offered, Pala Interactive’s online poker software includes the most popular poker variants in cash game, tournament, and sit ‘n’ go formats. The software also includes a PalaPoker.com branded fast-fold game called FastPala.
Banking with Pala
The Pala New Jersey online casino offers players a number of different options for deposit and the Pala online poker site does the same.
The deposit methods ($10 min) include:
- Cash at the Borgata cage
- PayNearMe – pay with cash at 7-Eleven
- Bank transfer
- Pala prepaid card
Pala online poker New Jersey support
The Pala New Jersey online casino offers players support 24 hours a day and seven days a week. It is safe to assume the Pala online poker site will do the same.
Pala online poker is expected to offer support through email, telephone, and live chat options.
The site will likely also feature an FAQ section answering most questions customers may have with the click of a button.
What’s the latest in regards to Pala online poker?
Pala Interactive views the New Jersey online poker market as a way to prepare for legalized and regulated online poker in California. As a result, the company’s online poker offering isn’t really expected to take the New Jersey market by storm.
However, it did launch in the first week of June 2017 seeking a level of player liquidity to run games and test out the software with real-money action. This means there will likely be a competitive sign-up bonus and a chance for players to check things out with very limited risk.
Pala online poker will operate under the same online gambling license as online poker sites including Borgata, partypoker and eventually playMGM. The site may want to share player pools at some point. This also means Pala online poker could offer players the chance to satellite into one of Borgata’s many live events.
Background on Pala’s entrance into the NJ poker market
At launch, Pala Interactive said it had an online poker product in development and expected to launch a New Jersey online poker site in the first quarter of 2015.
With established brands in the online poker industry like partypoker and World Series of Poker already operating in New Jersey, Pala claimed little interest in market share. In fact, the company’s New Jersey online poker product was seen more as a trial. It was an opportunity to perfect its online poker offering before the online poker market opened in California, where its own brand name is much more established.
However, with PokerStars receiving regulatory approval to enter the New Jersey online poker market, and efforts to legalize online poker in California stalling, Pala delayed the launch of its New Jersey online poker room.
Pala did launch an online bingo site in New Jersey, but its online poker site had yet to hit the market. It finally launched in the first week of June 2017.