US poker liquidity market to launch on May 1

17 April 2018

Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) will begin sharing online poker liquidity between players in the US states of New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware from May 1.

In a statement, CIE said both its WSOP.com and 888Poker.com brands will offer the service to punters via their sites in each of the states.

New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware are the only states in which online gambling is legal in the US.

State regulators are yet to give final approval to the sites, but the software has been put forward for testing and CIE is hopeful of getting the go-ahead.

Delaware and Nevada have been sharing poker liquidity since 2015, and with the online gambling market in New Jersey some way ahead of both states, it is hoped that the new arrangement will boost this arrangement.

Bill Rini, head of online poker at WSOP, told the Associated Press the new deal will help to establish a “new, large-scale multi-state offering that will propel the industry forward”.

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