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Pennsylvania online poker slipping to 3rd after NJ, MI team up

The WSOP recently announced a collaborative interstate poker pool between Michigan, Nevada, and New Jersey. The initiative has the potential to make the Pennsylvanian online poker industry the third largest nationally.

The states that make up the multi-state poker pool have a better market than Pennsylvania. It is primarily true for Michigan and New Jersey given their large prize pools. However, the new House Bill 2078 has the potential to include the Keystone State being in the interstate poker pool.

Representative George Dunbar has proposed a bill that suggests Pennsylvania should join the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement. The development could change the state’s fortunes forever. 

Michigan’s addition to the WSOP’s interstate poker pool makes it more competitive and rewarding. Henry Williams, the Executive Director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board, also commented on the situation.

According to Williams, Michigan players can expect a safe gaming environment with a larger player pool. They will be able to responsibly participate in the WSOP games across state borders.

The parties have also asked users to keep an eye out for more poker news since the initiative is in an early stage. Michigan has always been one of the pioneers in the poker industry, especially since it joined the MSIGA in 2022.

In 2023, Michigan entered a dual-state player pool with New Jersey through its PokerStars partnership. And now that the WSOP has added Nevada to the fray, players can expect to receive life-changing rewards across the states.

While Pennsylvania is not yet a part of the initiative, it may join MSIGA in the coming months. In March, a bill was submitted proposing that Pennsylvania join MSIGA. Thus, it can take some time before the bill makes it to the floor.

If the legislation passes, the PGCB (Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board) will lead the regulation.

David Bright

David Bright joined Times of Casino as a news writer focused on the casino industry. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics and Accounting and currently contributing in-depth news articles. David writes on the casinos, gambling legislation, poker, and much more.

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