Licensed online poker will soon become a thing of reality for Nevada poker players now that the regulatory body has granted an online gambling license to Caesars Entertainment Corporation and 888 Holdings. The two companies had gotten into a partnership deal with the intention of expanding the famous WSOP online poker brand into the US.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) online is on the verge of being launched in the beta form in Nevada and the company has invited Nevada poker players to help them test its software. WSOP Online Nevada has announced on its homepage that it is a real money online poker product, which is licensed in Nevada and available to Nevada poker players only. Players need to be at least 21 years of age in order to play for real money.
While the WSOP has invited Nevada poker players to help them test its software, the company is not offering players a job. Players who accept the invitation will not be compensated for the time and effort they put in testing the software and helping the company launch its online poker product into the Nevada market.
The WSOP announcement states: “By joining the WSOP.com beta program, you will be among the first players to experience the WSOP.com online poker platform.”
A brand belonging to Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the WSOP is considered to be the world’s most lucrative and prestigious live poker tournament series. First launched at Binion’s Horseshoe in Las Vegas, WSOP quickly evolved into an internationally acclaimed brand, governed by a large corporation. Today, it hosts a number of bracelet events and attracts poker players from all over the world. Caesars owns a large number of land casino properties in Nevada in addition to shares in many other gambling properties over the US.
Late in 2012, Nevada’s regulatory body approved Caesar’s application for a license to run an online poker product in the state. Caesars immediately got into a partnership deal with 888 Holdings because it did not have the software technology required to run an online poker room. 888 Holdings is a major online gambling company that operates outside the US. As a result of this partnership, Nevada poker players will get a world famous poker skin in the form of the WSOP, powered by software created by the internationally acclaimed 888 Holdings.
While the WSOP has not announced a launch date, it has promised that the online poker product will come soon.