BetMGM Poker NJ Receives Major Software Upgrade Ahead Of Interstate Rollout
- BetMGM Poker NJ rolls out software upgrade on desktop and mobile apps
- The New Jersey client is now in line with its counterparts in Michigan and Pennsylvania
- The upgrade is seen as a preparation for shared liquidity across MSGIA states
BetMGM Poker’s New Jersey client had been left out in terms of major software upgrades over the past few years for unknown reasons.
Everything changed this month after the operator finally decided to bring its NJ platform into line with its counterparts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. The move could be an indication that BetMGM Poker is preparing for shared liquidity which could kick in as early as 2023.
The changes went live on the desktop platform on November 16, 2022 and were then rolled out on the mobile poker apps about a week after.
Long-Awaited Upgrade Comes to Life
The upgraded BetMGM Poker New Jersey platform now carries most of the features seen in BetMGM Poker Michigan and BetMGM Poker Pennsylvania, such as the Run It Twice (RIT) feature in cash games, as well as enhanced filters, and throwables and emojis.
The upgrade also means BetMGM New Jersey players are now required to use their real names at the tables. BetMGM Poker uses the partypoker software, and the update also applies to Borgata Poker and partypoker as the three sites run under one network in the US.
The New Jersey poker client now has a new look, with the BetMGM logo appearing smaller in size. Some changes were also made to the colors, tab buttons for the games, the scroll bars, and the positioning of the poker, casino, and sports buttons.
Not all of the features found on BetMGM Poker’s MI and PA clients have been deployed to the NJ platform though, one of them is the famous lottery-style sit & go variant SPINS.
BetMGM Poker Looking Forward to Merging US Player Pools
The recent decision by BetMGM Poker to upgrade its New Jersey platform came as no surprise especially after Michigan officially became the fourth state to join the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA).
The WSOP/888 network is currently the only network benefiting from the existing shared liquidity between New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware, but once interstate poker comes to the Wolverine State, BetMGM Poker and PokerStars will also be able to merge their player pools in the US, and that is what BetMGM Poker is most likely preparing for.
It remains unclear when shared liquidity would finally take effect in Michigan, with the state remaining tightlipped on the matter. But it wouldn’t be a long wait, as interstate poker could happen most probably in 2023.