Player Pooling Results in Traffic Increase for Delaware Online Poker

Delaware StateOnline poker is thriving in the United States with three individual states offers online poker and casino gaming, including several states looking at introducing legislation to join in the marketplace. New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware all offer online poker with Delaware and New Jersey providing online casino game play as well. Last year, the governors of Nevada and Delaware signed an agreement to pool poker player liquidity which has now come to fruition.

We have waited months to see Delaware and Nevada share player pools when it comes to online poker and both states have announced the beginning of shared liquidity. Just last week, the two states began a soft launch of multi state poker and Delaware has already seen an increase in traffic thanks to the partnership.

Delaware is home to three online poker sites, all powered by 888 and operated by the state’s racinos. Before the shared liquidity, the sites would see only single digits in player gaming. Now, the traffic has skyrocketed to an amazing amount of players. The once handful of players is now as many as 110 during peak times, based on information from Poker Scout.

Delaware did not have the population to bring in the large traffic numbers but since the pooling, has been able to see players from Nevada take part in their online poker gaming. The state was in the lowest for online poker gaming and has moved up to about midway when comparing online poker gaming on a global scale. For ring game play, the poker sites of Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Raceway are seeing an average of over 100 players, which is definitely a nice change from previous numbers.

It was on March 24th that the agreement between Nevada and Delaware would finally take place with the Multi State Internet Gaming Agreement. Many were wondering if player pooling would ever take place across state lines and now it has! The agreement is open to other states such as New Jersey or any other state that legalizes and regulates online poker within the US. It would not be surprising to see New Jersey become involved over the next few weeks or months, or at least further discussions into the matter.

Not only has Delaware seen a nice increase in player traffic, but Nevada has as well. Cash game traffic is up a little over 10% than the previous averages which shows that players from Delaware are logging online and enjoying what Nevada has to offer. Currently, the WSOP site is the only option available to players from Delaware but additional sites are said to be the works in the near future. It is interesting to note that players from Delaware will soon be able to take part in WSOP satellites and events which should see Nevada earning an additional increase in revenues.

The partnership is definitely going to work for both states whose population is less than desirable as compared to larger states such as California, who is currently looking at online poker legislation. Any state currently looking to pass legislation is going to be watching the partnership of Delaware and Nevada to see how well the two fair in regards to player pooling. So far, the results are quite good which should help to bring more states in to the agreement as legislation progresses.

If more state join, players will have even more great online poker options to enjoy, while playing from the comfort of home. The coming months should be exciting as we see the industry continue to grow and improve in the United States.