New Jersey’s 888 Poker and WSOP Offer Bigger Prizes Begins Sharing of Limited Player Liquidity
888 Poker and WSOP, two of New Jersey’s finest poker operators are changing things up a bit by offering bigger online prizes and sharing player liquidity starting the early part of the new week. The move by the both operators is designed to increase tournament prize guarantees as well as adding a significant amount of players available for cash games. This is something the New Jersey market really needs right now to gain improvement with its second year of offering online gaming.
Starting on Monday, a $130,000 in guaranteed tournaments will be shared amongst the two sites, and a VIP program will also be maintained for individual rewards making no loss of benefits resulting from the move. Increase player pools are estimated to double with this move compared to last year, New Jersey’s first year for internet gambling.
CEO David Licht commented on the decision saying; “Shared liquidity will help create a better player experience that we hope will attract a diversity of players and begin to bring poker to a broader audience once again.”
There is potential growth for online poker in New Jersey. The Division of Gaming Enforcement reported that 25% of the state’s revenue was from poker, with speculations claiming there is plenty of room for remarkable improvements.
WSOP.com Director of Online Poker Bill Rini told PokerNews.com, “It is important we continue to experiment and look for new ways to create stickiness. “Customers used to playing on our site will not notice anything different, except more robust action and bigger prize pools. We also hope this will help expand the market by offering more variety.“