West Virginia joins Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement

November 15, 2023

In addition to players in Nevada, New Jersey and Michigan, players in West Virginia may now play online poker against those in other member states of MSIGA.

The state of West Virginia is now officially part of the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA), along with Michigan, Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey. This means poker players based in the Mountain State can now try their hands online against players in the other states part of this agreement.

The MSIGA has been managed by the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association LLC, a corporation based in Delaware, since Nevada and Delaware originally entered the agreement in 2014. New Jersey was next to join in 2017, with Michigan joining in 2022.

Online poker is also legal in Pennsylvania but yet to join. Online casino in general is legal in Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, West Virginia and Pennsylvania and Connecticut, as well as Rhode Island (which will launch in 2024). Interestingly, iGaming is not legal in Nevada, though online poker is.

West Virginia Lottery Director, John Myers, said of his state’s newly announced membership to MSIGA, “I am pleased that our West Virginia iGaming providers will now have the opportunity to offer multi-state poker to our players.

“This will greatly increase the potential pool of participants and thus allow our players to play for bigger winnings.”

Interested multi-state poker providers will be required to submit a letter of intent to the West Virginia Lottery and receive approval before launching.

The West Virginia Lottery, Delaware Lottery, Michigan Gaming Control Board, Nevada Gaming Control Board and New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement still oversee their individual states’ poker providers.


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