Player pooling results in online poker traffic increase for Delaware, reports OnlinePokerRealMoney.net
Online PR News – 31-March-2015 – Port Orange, Florida – The state of Delaware is one of three that offers online poker gaming, alongside Nevada and New Jersey. Just recently, Delaware and Nevada partnered in a multi-state poker agreement which would see the two sharing poker player liquidity. The governors of both states signed the agreement last year and the interstate poker gaming option is taking place with a soft launch, according to information at OnlinePokerRealMoney.net.
Over the months, poker players and industry insiders have waited to see when the shared player pools would begin. It was just last week that the soft launch was approved and players from Delaware could take part in online poker in Nevada and vice versa. Thanks to the player pooling, the state is now seeing record numbers of cash game players.
In Delaware there are three online poker sites, offered by the Dover Downs, Raceway and Delaware Park. The sites have only generated single digit number when it comes to ring games but now, the states has seen as many as 110 players during peak times. This is a significant increase and a great relief to operators as the industry needs to succeed in order to create revenues.
The Multi State Internet Gaming Agreement official began on March 24th when both states began to share player pools. So far, the activity has been a success and the agreement is open to other states such as New Jersey. The state of New Jersey is currently the only other state in the US that can legally offer online poker gaming. Chris Christie, the governor of the state, reportedly has looked in to sharing player pools but no move to join in has been made yet.
In the report, it was shown that Nevada has also seen great success with the joint effort with Delaware, including an increase in cash gaming traffic over 10%. Basically, the increase could be attributed to the players from Delaware logging on to the WSOP site to see what the state of Nevada has to offer. The WSOP.com site is currently the only option open to players in Nevada and Delaware but additional sites are set to be launched in the future.