Caesars Benefits from Poker Player Sharing in New Jersey
As would be expected, player sharing of online poker players between Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware has propelled Caesars Interactive into the lead in New Jersey’s online poker market.
Caesars interactive, through its WSOP brand and its partnership with 888 Poker, is the only poker operator with platforms in all three states.
The combination has allowed WSOP.com in New Jersey to displace PokerStars as the state’s leader for the first time since April 2016, when PokerStars first went live in the state, according to the website online poker report.
Prior to player sharing, Caesars was third in the state behind PokerStars and Borgata/Party Poker. Interstate online poker has increased Caesars’ market from 35 percent in April to 44 percent in May, the website reported.
The growth was also fueled by WSOP.com offering New Jersey players the chance to play in online events at the World Series of Poker now underway in Las Vegas.
In another New Jersey story, Evolution Gaming announced it has signed an agreement with Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City in install a one-of-a-kind multi-camera Dual Play Roulette table, which will allow on-premise customers to play alongside online players.
The Dual Play installation will be Evolution’s first outside of Europe and the first to feature American (double-zero) Roulette, the company said in a press release.
Resorts’ new Evolution Dual Play table will be a five-camera installation with a customized rig and large screens designed to create a buzz around what will be a unique on-the-gaming-floor attraction. The rig-mounted screens will feature the live-streamed game feed from the table and promotional messaging designed to engage with visiting patrons, the release said.
The Dual Play table is scheduled to go live in the third quarter and will be made available as a B2B service to Evolution’s network of European licensees.
“This is a landmark installation for Evolution, which gives online players across Europe the chance to experience the thrill of playing live at a pioneering Atlantic City casino,” said James Stern, Director of Business Development & Land-based Sales at Evolution in the release.