U.S. Poker Media Online Shared Liquidity

U.S. Poker Media Warns: 80% Online “Shared Liquidity” is NOT Happening Anytime Soon

U.S. poker media has submitted a grim forecast for licensed, cross-state, U.S. online peer-to-peer shared liquidity markets — informing partypoker shot-caller Rob Yong that 80% coverage is NOT happening in the next five years… and perhaps not even in the next two decades.

U.S. poker media analysts are warning that the United States “shared liquidity” online market that allows players from New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware to compete against one another in real money games is NOT expanding to forty states anytime soon.

The question is being posed this week by partypoker partner and Dusk Till Dawn Casino (Nottingham) proprietor Rob Yong — who polled his Twitter followers asking how much time they believe will pass before the regulated U.S. online poker market is approved in 80% of all American states.

Within minutes of the poll’s creation, Borgata Poker representative and veteran online player Mike Gagliano suggested that Yong narrow his query to poker industry representatives who specifically cover the U.S. online market.

U.S. Poker Media Contributors Inform: Online Shared Liquidity

U.S. poker media contributors have responded in kind — informing the UK-based online poker room executive that achieving eighty percent* coverage for licensed, cross-state, “shared liquidity” U.S. online peer-to-peer games within any reasonable time frame is a near-hopeless task.

* Eighty percent of U.S. States = 40 — Currently Compacted: 3
* Eighty percent of U.S. 21-and-over licensed commercial poker market = ~150 million
Currently Compacted: ~10 million

Steve Ruddock – BettingUSA

Jessica Welman – Catena Media

Dustin Gouker – OnlinePokerReport

Lance Bradley – PocketFives

John Mehaffey – Vegas Advantage

Chris Grove – Eilers & Krejcik

Nick Jones – Pokerfuse

Jon Sofen – CardsChat

Jeff Platt – PokerGO Break Desk Host

U.S. Poker Players Inform: Online Shared Liquidity

Poker players who are familiar with the regulated U.S. online poker market have also responded.

Christian Harder – 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event Winner

Brian Hastings – 4-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner

Kevin Iacofano – 2018 WSOP Circuit Las Vegas Ring Winner

Jonathan Little – Poker Player/Commentator/Coach/Author

Part Time Poker Articles – U.S. Online Poker Lobbyist Woes

Part Time Poker has published a number of articles related to U.S. online poker lobbying difficulties.

Full Recap: Poker Players Alliance Fund-Raising Failure (Mar 15, 2018)

Preliminary New York Online Poker Legislation Analysis (Apr 10, 2018)

Preliminary Louisiana Online Poker Legislation Analysis (Mar 5, 2018)

Statewide Gambling Expansions and Voter Referendum Mandates (May 3, 2018)

Arkansas Casino Petition Highlights Rising Lobbyist Costs (Jul 13, 2018)

Florida Amendment 3 Highlights Casino Lobbying Challenges (Nov 6, 2018)

Former PPA President Sounds Alarm for Regulated U.S. Online Poker (Jan 20/Mar 5, 2019)

NAGRA Webinar Timestamps: New USDOJ Wire Act Opinion (Mar 3, 2019)

Parx Mini Casino Public Input Hearing Timestamps (Mar 25, 2019)

Regulated U.S. Online Poker Faces Steep Challenges (Apr 12, 2019)

Payment Processing Delays Reported on Licensed WSOP Poker Site (Jul 30, 2019)

USDOJ to Appeal District Court Ruling on Wire Act (Aug 17, 2019)

U.S. Poker Media Feedback: Online Shared Liquidity (Conclusion)

The overwhelmingly negative feedback provided by U.S. poker industry representatives concerning the medium-term prospects of regulated online peer-to-peer “shared liquidity” services being authorized within 80% of all statewide markets is in-line with numerous observations and supporting evidence that have been published here at Part Time Poker.

This author encourages our readers to vote and participate in the Twitter thread created by Rob Yong, and to take a “watch your wallet” approach to any individual who projects massive growth for licensed, cross-state U.S. online poker games between now and the 2025 calendar year.

On a final note, Rob Yong may want to consult with Team partypoker member Isaac Haxton to get the iconic poker personality’s take on how the world’s largest poker site — PokerStars — played a meaningful role in blocking regulated California online poker back in 2016.


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