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WSOP.com just completed its first Circuit series of gold-ring-eligible events. It was a resounding success by all measures, surpassing the total guarantee for the series by nearly $1 million. While this sounds like a pleasant surprise, it actually indicates the WSOP underestimated the draw of the tournaments. For online poker operators, publishing guaranteed prize pools
While Pennsylvania regulators work towards the launch of legal online gambling, one Pennsylvania casino property launched live dealer online games in New Jersey. PlaySugarhouse.com became the fifth operator in New Jersey to launch a live dealer offering on their platform this week. Golden Nugget was the first to market with live dealer games in New
Hard Rock Atlantic City entered the New Jersey online casino market this week and in their typical style, they broke the industry mold and brought innovations. For the first time in New Jersey online gambling, players can play multiple slots at a time similar to the multi-tabling offered in online poker. Leading online poker players
Along with the grand opening of Hard Rock Atlantic City on Thursday, HardRockCasino.com launched in New Jersey’s online gambling market. The casino’s gaming technology partner Gaming Innovation Group received approval from state regulators in time for the dual launch. Hard Rock’s real-world opening included indoor fireworks and a mass guitar smashing. The launch of the
It has been a summer of firsts for online poker in New Jersey. State poker players joined Nevada and Delaware in player pool sharing; the WSOP launched its first online bracelet events, and for the first time ever a player won a WSOP bracelet without ever leaving New Jersey. About that online WSOP bracelet event,
The addition of New Jersey’s online poker player pool helped WSOP.com reach record entry field numbers for its online bracelet event. The $365 buy-in online tournament attracted nearly 3,000 entries, becoming the largest tournament both WSOP NJ and WSOP Nevada have ever hosted. Online gaming player pool liquidity between Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware went
Tri-state online player pool liquidity launched between New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware today. To stir up some excitement for the bigger online tournaments to come, WSOP.com announced $15 million in guaranteed prize pools from tournaments running from May to September. On April 30, regulators from all three states gave their final approvals to Bill Rini,
In less than two weeks, Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware will begin player liquidity sharing. It’s a long time coming, after Nevada and New Jersey signed an agreement in 2016, and the move should be a huge boost for the WSOP poker portal. One analyst predicts that the traffic will be driven to “unprecedented levels.”
A new bill arrived at the end of the 2017 legislative session in New Jersey that would legalize online poker liquidity with international markets. Senate bill S3536 would, in theory, allow players in New Jersey to play against players in France, Germany, and other countries with regulated online poker. The bill will be the last
New Jersey really wants online liquidity. In its second attempt to attract international gambling operators, NJ Senator Ray Lesniak introduced a bill that is designed to re-write current state legislation on where gambling operators have to locate their servers in the Garden State. Current legislation restricts the location to only Atlantic City, and Lesniak’s Bill