WSOP Online Poker
Online Poker Review
WSOP.com is one of the best run poker sites in the entire United States, and it is the official site of the World Series of Poker. WSOP is available to players in New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada. (Delaware players are filtered through the 888 software and a different URL). The site maintains its online gaming license via Caesars Casino, but the World Series of Poker provides the branding and 888 supplies the software platform. WSOP currently offers a variety of cash games and tournaments including Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, and Stud Hi/Lo.The site is available to players in New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada that are 18 years or older. WSOP is available to all Mac and PC users and has a mobile web version. There is a mobile app version too for iOS and Android users, but the only game available on the app is Texas Holdem.
- Wide network of competitors
- Tons of variety of cash games and tournaments
- Great rewards program
- Limited traffic for cash games and tournaments that aren’t Texas Holdem
- Limited mobile app
One of the biggest pros for WSOP is its wide network of competitors. The most popular game on the site is Texas Holdem, and because of its large number of users, it is not hard to find a game. Since WSOP is backed by the World Series of Poker, there are special advantages to using the site. WSOP is constantly running online qualifiers for live events at the annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, and it also attracts a large number of pros to the site. This means that in certain tournaments, users can play against poker pros to test their skills. WSOP offers a wide variety of Holdem games with different limits set. Cash games can run as low as $0.01/$0.02 with a $2 buy in and as high as $100/$200 with a $20,000 buy in. Omaha and Stud cash games can go as high as $25/$50 with fixed limit games at $10/$20. The site also offers weekly tournaments with various pots that are available to all players. These can be very enticing for online poker players, and with the wide range of buy ins for these tournaments, each player should be able to find one suited to their needs. WSOP benefits from its combined network with 888 NJ and the three licensed Delaware poker sites to have boosted traffic in each state. The site benefits from having a great rewards program. Read more about the rewards program below.
Currently one of the biggest cons affecting WSOP is that its players do not seem to want to play anything other than Texas Holdem. It can be very difficult to find cash games in Omaha, Stud, and other tournaments that are not Holdem. There are almost no tournaments available for these types of poker. This can be very limiting for some players. There is hope that this issue will resolve soon because of the shared traffic with New Jersey and Delaware users, but for right now, it remains the site’s biggest flaw. Another issue with WSOP is that it does not have an extensive app. Currently, the app only supports players joining one game at a time, and the only game that they can play is Texas Holdem.
All players are automatically enrolled into the site’s VIP Loyalty program which unlocks rewards based on real money played in cash games and tournaments. Players will earn 2 APPs for every $1 wagered in a cash game or in tournament fees. Once a player earns 200 APPs in a month, they are bumped to Bronze level. At the Bronze level, APPs are turned into WSOP points. WSOP points can be redeemed for real money at the rate for $1 for every 100 WSOP points converted. Players at the Bronze level are given an 8% rakeback, Silver level is a 20% rakeback, 25% for the Elite level, and a 32% rakeback for the Champions Club. So, if a player entered the Silver level by earning 1,000 APPs in a month, they would receive $100 back for every $500 earned which is very high for online poker sites.
How To Deposit
The first step for new users will be to sign up for an account. Account sign up requires a user’s basic information as well as the last four digits of their Social Security number and a geolocation search to ensure that they are in New Jersey or Nevada. Once signed up, player’s will be encouraged to make their first deposit. There are not currently any promotional bonuses for first time users, but they are all automatically entered into the WSOP rewards program. To deposit and withdraw money, users have the option of using an online eCheck, Visa or MasterCard, PayPal, or a PayNearMe station at a 7-Eleven. The minimum deposit is $10, and the minimum withdrawal is $100. For online eCheck and PayPal, there is a maximum deposit of $5,000 and $30,000 per day; credit cards have a maximum deposit of $600 and $5,000 per day; PayNearMe has a $500 deposit and daily deposit maximum. Users in Nevada can place an in-person deposit with a minimum of $10 and maximum deposit and daily deposit of $100,000 at Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, and Paris Las Vegas.
This site is top of the line and offers some great options for all of its players. Despite having a less-than-desirable app, WSOP offers a great online desktop and laptop version that is a great experience for its users. The large amount of cash games and tournaments coupled with the player pool sharing with New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware makes this site a winner overall.
- Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
- Game Variety: 4.5/5
- Game Quality: 4.5/5
- Bonuses and Promotions: 4.5/5
- Deposits and Withdrawals: 4.5/5
- User Experience: 4.5/5