New Jersey’s regulated online poker market plans to open up to shared liquidity with Nevada and Delaware on May 1.
On Monday, Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) announced that two of its affiliated poker brands – WSOP.com and 888Poker.com – would begin sharing liquidity between online poker players via their respective sites in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware starting May 1.
The sites are still awaiting regulatory approval from the three states but the software has been submitted for testing. Once that approval is granted, New Jersey’s poker players won’t be required to jump through any extra hoops but players in the other two states will need to download new software and open fresh accounts.
The CIE-affiliated sites are the only ones authorized to operate online poker in all three states. WSOP.com’s Bill Rini told the Associated Press that the liquidity launch will create a new “large-scale multi-state offering that will propel the industry forward.”