US Shared Online Poker to Launch in May
The much-awaited merging of the online poker pools of Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey is scheduled to take place on May 1.
The move is expected to pave the way for more online poker traffic, result in bigger prize pools and increase overall competition. The launch of the tri-state liquidity program comes at a great time as the 2018 WSOP is scheduled to start at the end of May and the influx of poker players into Las Vegas, Nevada will help get the tri-state liquidity program off to a great start.
The announcement of the tristate merging of the online poker pools came in a press release on Monday, when Caesars Interactive Entertainment announced that their two brands 888Poker.com and WSOP.com will finally merge their online poker pools by May 1.
Talks of a tri-state merged poker player pool have been floating around since New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie signed the Multi State Internet Gaming Association (MSIGA) in October 2017. When it was signed, there was no timeline given as to when the shared liquidity program was going to launch. But earlier this month, rumours started circulating about a potential launch since Delaware Park and WSOP started hinting about “expanding your network.”
Some Delaware players were reported to have received an e-mail with the title “Prepare to share a better experience.” WSOP started sending out e-mails as well, hinting that they have decided to take things a step further and players should anticipate this summer to be the “biggest and best summer yet for online poker.”