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Nevada, New Jersey Kick Off Poker Player Sharing

Liquidity Sharing Finally Kicks Off

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On Tuesday, Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware all began sharing their online poker players in an effort to boost the market.

The only site to benefit from the multi-state player pooling is WSOP.com, thanks to being the only platform approved in the Silver State. New Jersey has several online poker platforms, but they don’t have access to Nevada or Delaware players like the WSOP now does.

“Players will now find a wider variety of game selection, both in cash games and tournaments, with larger prize pools,” the WSOP said in a statement. “Additionally, players in New Jersey will get their first opportunity to play for WSOP gold bracelets from the comfort of their own home.”

Bill Rini, the WSOP’s online poker chief, called the launch of the player sharing a “monumental day” and a “game-changer for players.”

“We hope is the model blueprint for additional states to join the fray,” Rini said.

The WSOP highlighted its relationship with a company called GeoComply, which helps the poker platform make sure players on the platform are physically located within the three states.

The boost to traffic was witnessed right away on Tuesday. According to PokerScout.com, the WSOP’s platform peak traffic after the launch was nearly 400 players, about quadruple the average number of cash game players seen recently before the launch.