Even if you don’t reside in Nevada, you can legally play poker online while you’re in Las Vegas, or anywhere else around the state, but only on WSOP.com. There are positives and negative aspects to this Caesars Entertainment-owned poker site.
What I Like About WSOP.com
What I love most about WSOP.com is the convenience factor. You don’t have to deal with banks to fund your account. You can just head over to one of the Caesars properties (Rio, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, Linq) and make a cash deposit at the cashier’s cage. The money will be available in your account within seconds.
To get your winnings when you’re ready to cash out, simply request a payout on the app and wait for WSOP.com to approve the request. This usually takes about 12-24 hours, sometimes even quicker. Immediately after the request has been approved, you can head over to the casino to get your money.
The low buy-in MTT’s and satellites are also solid on WSOP.com. For as little as $3, you can make a few hundred bucks super soft daily MTT’s. The poker site also has many cheap satellite tournaments for as little as $10 to get into World Series of Poker events, including the Main Event.
What I Don’t Like About WSOP.com
There are a few things that keep me away from playing regularly on WSOP.com. First off, it’s difficult to earn a living playing cards on this site. There simply aren’t enough games. When I used to play on PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker prior to the Black Friday crackdown, I mostly played in sit n go’s. The SNG’s on WSOP.com just aren’t very good. The $25 SNG’s, for example, are mostly a collection of regs.
I hate comparing a Nevada-only site to the old global PokerStars/FTP sites, but I prefer poker sites that have thousands of players logged on at all times so that there are plenty of games to multi-table. You can’t get that anywhere in the United States, unfortunately.
Overall Review of WSOP.com
I would give WSOP.com a score of 6/10 overall. If you’re looking to play some poker online when you’re just chilling in your hotel, give it a shot. It’s safe, secure, and you can easily make a few bucks.
Author: Jon Sofen