Year-old compact to share player pools has yet to be activated
The Nevada-Delaware interstate compact to share player pools to boost online poker liquidity was signed a year ago (see previous InfoPowa reports) yet has still not materialised, but that may be about to change, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
In an interview with Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, the Journal's Steve Tetreault was informed by the governor that implementation could come about within the next four to six weeks.
"Sandoval said 'technical glitches' delayed the rollout that was expected last summer, but he has been told by Nevada gaming regulators it now is 'imminent," Tetreault reports.
Delaware would appear to be junior partner in the agreement; it has only one online poker operator – Delaware Poker operated by 888, and according to the independent online poker monitor Pokerscout its six month real-money ring game average is around 10 players – a miniscule percentage of the state's 936,000 population.
By contrast, Nevada has a population of around 2.8 million and can claim a comparfative 125 players, but even combined the numbers are hardly impressive.
The deal that could make a significant difference would be one in which New Jersey joined the party, but that does not seem likely at present, although there have been exploratory talks (see previous InfoPowa reports).
Online Casino News Courtesy of Infopowa