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Multistate Online Poker For NJ, Nevada, Delaware: Frequently Asked Questions by Eric Ramsey

WSOP generated some rare positive news for the US online poker community this week.

Starting as early as May 1, its customers in Nevada and New Jersey will be able to play side by side for the very first time. The three-state agreement also includes the 888 Poker sites operating in NJ and Delaware. All three states will pool liquidity within a shared online poker network.

It’s a huge step for the US industry, which has been mostly ring-fenced since Black Friday. Traffic in the NJ and NV markets will essentially double overnight, and the long-term benefits figure to be substantial. WSOP expects to launch its multistate poker client within two weeks, pending final approval from regulators.

The news, of course, creates as many questions as it answers. How will it work in each state, and what do players need to do to participate?

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