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New Jersey joins Delaware and Nevada in sharing poker player pools.

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by jetset, Oct 14, 2017.

    Oct 14, 2017
  1. jetset

    jetset RIP Brian CAG

    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service

    Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement allows three US states where online poker is legal to improve liquidity.

    Big news from the United States Friday is that New Jersey has joined the Delaware and Nevada online player sharing pact originally signed by the latter two states in 2014.

    Players in all three states will now be able to compete against each other as part of the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement signed by the three US states that have thus far legalised online poker.

    Delaware Lottery director Vernon Kirk told local media that the addition of New Jersey players will not only add more competition, but more institutional knowledge.

    “New Jersey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the agreement which will help further develop the network and eventually lead to more jurisdictions and more games, which will mean more revenue to participating states,” Kirk said.

    The added pool of players from New Jersey will make it more likely that players in Nevada and Delaware will be able to find an online table that fits their game style and stakes preferences at the time they want to play, he added.

    “You’re much more likely to find a game at the stakes that you like, or the time that you like or the type of game that you like, and when you meet all those criteria, you're likely to have more players.”
  2. Oct 18, 2017
  3. kahntrutahn

    kahntrutahn Full Member webby webmeister

    Professional Poker Player and Affiliate for 14 yea

    It peeves me when people conflate "illegal" and "unregulated". Just because something is unregulated, does not make it illegal. Online poker is not regulated in 47 US states, but that does not make it illegal. It is in fact perfectly legal for the citizens of virtually all US states to play online. Operators are the ones that any existing laws are targeted at.

    With that said, I agree with the quote. Combining the liquidity in the 3 regulated markets is going to be great for those states and site liquidity. Shame it took them so long to do so. Had they acted sooner they could have been competing against the offshore unregulated (at least unregulated by the United States) poker networks. I'll be following PokerScout stats after this merger of player pools goes live to see how it affects the liquidity at both the regulated, and unregulated US-friendly networks.

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