Currently, Connecticut does not have a legalized online poker site. The state’s legislature is working to pass legislation that would allow for intrastate online poker. However, the bill does not mention shared liquidity, a key feature in creating a regulated market for online poker. A shared liquidity agreement would allow sites to combine player pools from multiple states. This would allow for more liquidity and would address the traffic problems for sites.
The Connecticut gaming bill does not mention shared liquidity. However, the state’s lawmakers are considering amending the bill to include shared liquidity, which would make the state a more interesting market for online poker. There are several ways that Connecticut’s legislature could do this. First, the state could enter into a shared liquidity agreement with another state. Another option is that the state could enter into a shared liquidity partnership with an online gambling tribe. Alternatively, the state could allow operators to create two sites, which would be combined into a player pool.
Another option is to allow online poker sites to take bets from non-U.S. dollar players. However, this option has yet to be considered, and the legislature is likely to wait for the final Wire Act ruling before allowing this to happen.
The Connecticut legislature may also decide to allow operators to share liquidity with other states. If this happens, the state would be in a better position to regulate online poker. This is because operators could combine the player pools from several states into one pool, which would solve many of the traffic issues that sites have been dealing with. In addition, if all states had a combined player pool, the cost of running an online poker site would be greatly reduced.
Some operators have already established operations in Delaware, West Virginia, and Keystone State. These states have regulated online poker for a while. However, there is no timetable for Connecticut’s first online poker site. It is also possible that these states will not launch online poker sites at all, which could leave Connecticut with a relatively small market for online poker.
Until recently, PokerStars served California players, but the “bad actor” clause in the California bill prevented them from doing so permanently. For a while, some California lawmakers tried to pass online poker legislation that would have excluded PokerStars, but this did not pass. However, PokerStars started lobbying to open an online poker site in California. Eventually, the state was able to sign a multi-state agreement, which created a combined player pool for all states. When this was approved, New Jersey and Nevada also joined the agreement.
A number of states have legalized online poker for real money, including New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware. Many have also implemented some sort of intrastate poker, but legislation for this has yet to move forward. Currently, California’s only legal online poker option is to play on social sites, and sweepstakes sites.
The Connecticut legislature is considering a number of bills, but none of them mention shared liquidity. The state’s lawmakers are also considering amending the bill to include shared liquidity, but the bill does not mention this.