The World Series of Poker is perhaps the most recognizable brand in poker and its online poker room, WSOP.com, has become the premiere place to play poker on the internet from the United States.
As the only online poker network in the US to have a shared player pool that spans multiple states, WSOP.com is available to players in both Nevada, where it is the only choice for those seeking to play poker online, and in New Jersey, where WSOP.com and its software provider, 888poker, share some cash game tables and tournaments. The two online poker rooms are both licensed through Caesars which holds the distinction as the top online poker provider in the state.
WSOP.com is the home of the US’s largest online poker tournament series. The 2019 WSOP Online Championships featured 133 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $10 to $1000 with at least one $100,000 guaranteed prize pool every week. Organizers even included a $300,000 GTD Player Appreciation Tournament to provide extra value and incentive for players.
In addition, WSOP.com is currently the only site on which you can compete for a genuine World Series of Poker bracelet. Players physically located in Nevada or New Jersey have had the chance to score WSOP gold by playing in the numerous online bracelet events offered by WSOP.com. Although players in Pennsylvania are not yet eligible to participate in the 2020 WSOP online bracelet events, the possibility remains that the situation will change before the 51st running of the World Series of Poker begins.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) will need to approve cross-border liquidity sharing for the online poker operators in its state in order for players to be eligible to compete for WSOP gold in 2020. According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, talks with their counterparts in Pennsylvania about joining the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA)—which allows operators with online poker rooms in Nevada, New Jersey or Delaware to allow their players in each state to compete at the same cash game tables in the same poker tournaments—are already under way. And while no official news has come from the PGCB, shared liquidity is expected to be approved in Pennsylvania in the near future.
WSOP PA Welcome Bonus
All online poker rooms offer new player bonuses and sometimes even free money as a way to incentivize play on their sites, and we expect WSOP PA to have one of the most valuable offers in the market.
All new players (which will include everyone physically within the state borders since the regulated online poker market is just opening) will receive the WSOP Welcome Offer which is likely to include a Deposit Match Bonus of at least 100% up to $1000.
In addition, after you make your first deposit of at least $10, you will probably receive tickets for a number of freerolls. The operator offers seven $100 Welcome Week Freerolls in New Jersey and the Pennsylvania offer should be at least as valuable if not more. The tournaments are expected to run nightly. Start times will be posted once they become available.
The online poker software utilized at WSOP.com is a modified version of the 888 software used in the international market. While it is not the most advanced software platform in the industry, it has withstood the test of time having been used both internationally as well as within the US for several years.
The software is expected to be available on both desktop and mobile devices including iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Downloadable hand histories are not available on WSOP.com in any other jurisdiction and we do not expect they will be made available in Pennsylvania. Players wishing to study their play to improve will be left to use the facilities within the poker client itself. Players in Nevada and New Jersey can access recent hand histories through their profile in the client and a hand history replayer is also available.
Additionally, players in these other jurisdictions can contact Customer Support to request their hand histories.
WSOP.com made the decision to not allow downloadable hand histories across its entire network as a result of regulations in Nevada which prohibit the use of a Heads Up Display or a HUD as it is commonly known in online poker circles. Rather than have different rules in different jurisdictions (New Jersey does not prohibit the use of HUDs), WSOP made the decision to ban HUDs across its entire network.
WSOP PA Poker Games
All of the most popular poker games can be found on WSOP.com. Cash games are spread for No Limit Texas Hold ’em, Pot Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven Card Stud.
The site also offers multi-table tournaments (MTTs) as well as Sit & Gos (SNG) including its lottery-style SNG game, Blast. And as noted above, WSOP.com provides players the ability to compete for a World Series of Poker gold bracelet and title. While we are not sure when Pennsylvania will allow its online poker operators to share liquidity with those in other states, we expect that WSOP.com PA will be offering players in Pennsylvania the chance to compete for WSOP gold in 2020.
Unlike many of its competitors, WSOP.com does not offer trendy poker variants such ass the popular Six Plus Hold’em.
In the US, WSOP.com is known to offer a wide variety of promotions. In fact, the operator regularly offers the most (and some of the more lucrative) promotion available for online poker players. Deposit bonuses, freerolls and other promotions are typically available to help keep players’ bankrolls flush.
WSOP.com in New Jersey and Nevada offers rewards to players under its VIP program, Action Club. As part of the loyalty program, players can earn cash rewards. Typically, the more you play, the more you can earn with participation levels measured both on a monthly and annual basis.
The rewards programs in New Jersey and Nevada differ in terms of the finer details, and we expect that the Pennsylvania version will be tailored to fit as well.
In addition to the Action Club, WSOP.com is also connected to Caesars’ Total Rewards program, the VIP program for its land-based casino customers.