Poker players in the
United Kingdom and US state of New Jersey may get the opportunity to
compete against one another under a potential liquidity sharing agreement
between the two jurisdictions.
The UK Gambling
Commission (UKGC) and the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) are
in early-stage discussions to allow operators who are licensed in both
jurisdictions to combine their individual player pools.
“We’ve been having
preliminary discussions with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
about sharing poker liquidity and are currently exploring how that would work,”
a UKGC spokesperson told Gaming Intelligence.
If an agreement
is reached, it would be the first formal liquidity-sharing agreement for
both jurisdictions. The DGE was originally expected to move to pool
liquidity with another US state, such as Nevada or Delaware, but it shares more
operators in common with the UKGC than anywhere else.
between European countries including the UK, Spain and France on liquidity
sharing have been ongoing for a number of years, with little progress