New Jersey has finally agreed to share online poker liquidity with Delaware and Nevada. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced the news after agreeing to a poker pact with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor John Carney.
This deal brings hope to the US internet poker landscape, which has gotten off to a slow start. It also gives players in all three states an opportunity to enjoy larger tournaments, cash games, and promotions.
Delaware and Nevada were already sharing online poker pools. However, both states combined only equal one-third of New Jersey’s population. This is why these states will benefit greatly by giving their residents access to the Garden State’s vast poker player pool.
Of course, New Jersey will also benefit from this deal because they’re adding almost another three million people to their iGaming pool.
Governor Christie Happy with the Deal
“Pooling players with Nevada and Delaware will enhance annual revenue growth, attract new consumers, and create opportunities for players and Internet gaming operators.
“This agreement marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for online gaming, and we look forward to working with our partners in Nevada and Delaware in this endeavor.”
Other Potential Results from this Compact
Again, all three states involved in this deal figure to benefit from a larger player pool. But the 12,000,000 people involved in Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada’s iGaming pact are only a blip on the American radar.
The truth is that US iGaming won’t really get going until more states legalize the activity. This means that places like California, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania will need to join the party.
But the compact between Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey show that progress is happening. Furthermore, this union could convince other states to legalize iGaming in the near future.