Back in April of this year, Ultimate Poker launched the first legal real money poker site in the state of Nevada and it was thought to be the first of many which were expected to follow. However, it took until last Thursday for another site to launch, offering players an alternative where they could go to real money online poker games besides Ultimate Poker.
Monday during a conference call, CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Mitch Garber, announced that WSOP.com was ready to make its debut. The site then launched on Thursday, a day that many had been waiting for.
WSOP.com was launched by the World Series of Poker, the largest poker brand in the world. Garber also stated that this was a historic moment for the company. The World Series of Poker is owned by Caesars which is a name that is familiar to even the most casual of poker players.
WSOP executive director Ty Stewart said, “For the past 45 years, for all the hype and all the growth, the WSOP has remained a very simple idea: to be the definitive gathering place for those that love the game. So to be able to do that daily, hourly even, versus just annually, it’s profound, a natural progression of what we’re all about.” He also said that there are a lot of Chris Moneymaker’s out there and WSOP.com is going to find them.
The launch of this real money online poker site means great things for US players who have been waiting for the opportunity to have some more selection with regards to where they play. The real money games are only available to those who are within the Nevada border for the time being, both residents and visiting players.
Now that WSOP.com is available players have more options to choose from and the fact that this real money online poker site has such an already familiar presence should see it off to a great start. The launching of this site is something many players have been waiting for and now they can give it a try and see if it lives up to their expectations. The site has a great design to it and offers players the chance to play games while enjoying other features such as player standings, gaming guides, and a whole lot more.