For a long time, pool sharing had been restricted in the US. Prior to Michigan joining the pack, Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey were the only state members of MSIGA. As it stands, PokerStars is the only operator taking advantage of shared liquidity in Michigan, ahead of WSOP and BetMGM which are also major operators in the state.
There is no concrete information to confirm if WSOP and BetMGM have player pool sharing features in the works for Michigan players. This is surprising, considering that both operators have launched shared online poker liquidity in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. Particularly, WSOP.com introduced this feature to its players in the three states as far back as 2018.
Nevertheless, this development signals a healthy development for the MSIGA in the country. Other brands will be left to focus on improving the shared pools experience for their players when they eventually adopt the feature.
Expectations are also high for the MSIGA to incorporate Pennsylvania into the agreement for multi-state liquidity sharing. PokerStars, WSOP.com and BetMGM currently operate in Pennsylvania. So, it may not take too long before expansion efforts will bring the state under the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association.
PokerStars is definitely on the right track and their players will thank them for it. Their servers are fully operational in both states and we can expect an official announcement of the liquidity sharing over the holidays.