WSOP.com and 888poker.com, two of the leading, licensed online poker sites in New Jersey, announced today they will begin sharing limited player liquidity immediately across their online poker rooms in the Garden State.
Online poker players in New Jersey will benefit from increased prize guarantees for tournaments and a greater number of players available for cash games.
Micro and low-limit cash games and select tournaments will be part of the shared liquidity. Each site will continue to maintain their individual reward and VIP programs and players will earn points towards these programs only when they play on the specific site.
Both WSOP.com and 888Poker have agreed to limit the liquidity share to specific cash game and tournament tables in order to effectively monitor and ultimately determine what the right mix will be for the customer base.
"This is an excellent step forward for us and should help in building a larger audience and player base for online poker in New Jersey,” said David Licht, CEO of the All American Poker Network (AAPN), the joint venture between 888 holdings and Avenue Capital. "Shared liquidity will help create a better player experience, we hope will attract a diversity of players and begin to bring poker to a broader audience once again."
"It is important we continue to experiment and look for new ways to create stickiness," said WSOP.com Director of Online Poker Bill Rini. "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."
WSOP.com and 888poker.com will begin sharing $130,000 in guaranteed tournaments each week in addition to limit and no-limit Texas hold’em cash games and sit-n-gos. The following multi-table tournaments will be available on a daily and weekly basis on 888poker.com and WSOP.com in New Jersey.
- $5,000 Nightly – 9pm EST
- $10,000 Nightly – 7pm EST
- $10,000 Sunday – 8pm EST
- $25,000 Sunday – 3pm EST
The cash games sharing liquidity between WSOP.com and 888poker are as follows:
- No Limit Texas Hold'em tables with stakes up to $0.25/$0.50
- Fixed Limit Texas Hold'em tables with stakes up to $0.50/$1.00
- All Sit & Go’s with buy-ins up to $5
The new daily guaranteed tournaments and shared liquidity cash games start today. The two Sunday tournaments and the increased prize pool for the Big Sunday tournament begin on January 18, 2015.