The state of New Jersey is eyeing a boost to their online poker industry as they're launching poker liquidity compacts with the states of Delaware and Nevada effective May 1st.
The compact will start with two Caesars-owned brands, WSOP.com and 888Poker.com sharing player pools between the states, thus boosting the number of players who're using the products to play for cash. The states haven't given the official go-ahead to share players, but the software has been submitted for final testing. Caesars is confident that the software will be approved, and they are the only company authorized to offer the games in all three states.
Thus far, Nevada and Delaware have been sharing poker liquidity for a few years, but the small number of players hasn't done much to boost numbers. It's hoped that New Jersey, which has the largest game numbers, will help to boost those revenues for Caesars.
We'll be updating players as we learn more about the liquidity launch.