The long awaited launch of the WSOP real money poker site is upon us. Available to residents of Nevada and visitors to the state only, the site will launch on September 19th. Nevada online gambling rules also state that players must be at least 21 years of age and will be vetted through WSOP.com responsible gambling. The news of the launch was given a press conference and Mitch Garber, Caesar’s Interactive CEO was clearly very excited about the whole thing saying that, “This is a historic moment for our company, a state-of-the-art poker offering from one of the most established and regulated operators in the United States, is finally here. We have taken the 43-year-old World Series of Poker brand and combined it with the Caesars Entertainment portfolio of assets to provide consumers with what we believe will be an unrivaled poker offering to satisfy today’s technologically savvy consumer. We will bridge land-based and online gaming in ways that have never been seen before.”
As was expected, it’s that link between land based and online poker that will definitely be the big pull for WSOP.com, and the initial offerings are pretty good to say the least. Satellites to many land based events will be on offer, including the WSOP Main Event, and as of September 19th players can win their way to the WSOP Europe and take $3,000 in spending money with them to enjoy in Paris. Geoffrey Stewart is the man in charge at WSOP.com real money poker and he states that, “We have high standards, we know our players do as well, and we believe everyone will be impressed with WSOP.com once they get the chance to play and experience its exceptional benefits and rewards.”
What’s on Offer at WSOP.com Real Money Poker
WSOP.com appear to have most bases covered when it comes to game variety and the fact that players can use PC and Mac is a bonus too. Players will find multi table tournaments, cash games, sit n gos and satellites up for grabs. Buy ins for tourneys start at $1.10, and you’ll find cash games start at the 1-2 cent level. There’s a fairly large amount of freerolls with a $100 and a $25 freeroll on the daily, and deposit methods include major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard, along with debit cards and e-checks. There’s a loyalty program on the way which will be called the Action Club and this will reward players with WSOP Points for all real money play, and we can only assume that these will give players access to WSOP merchandise, tourney entries etc.
This takes the tally up to two online poker rooms in Nevada now with WSOP.com joining Ultimate Poker in the battle for Nevada’s online poker players.