WSOP.com Review

WSOP.com could spark the revival of online poker in the United States. We review everything this lively room has to offer to new players – including a generous rewards system and some juicy scheduled tournaments. WSOP.com currently offers satellites to the WSOP Main Event, with buy-ins as low as $0.44.



WSOP.com

Network: 888 Poker Network 

WSOP.com Review - Overall 7 out of 10

As the name suggests, WSOP.com is the official online poker room of the World Series of Poker. It is operated by the WSOP organisers: Caesars Entertainment Corporation and uses the familiar 888 Poker room skin. WSOP.com shares its traffic and player base with other 888 rooms such as 888PacificPoker, Littlewoods Poker and LuckyAce Poker.

The software is easy to navigate, with clear buttons denoting sit & gos, scheduled tournaments and the separate lists of Hold ‘Em, Omaha and Stud ring games. Although the overall design could be described as simplistic, this yields a rather uncluttered and clean table and lobby design. WSOP.com’s obvious association with the most well-known worldwide tournament series draws in loose and reckless recreational players. This is unsurprising given the mass exposure to edited television coverage of these events, which often focuses on short-stack all-in play. A solid player can easily put together a solid bankroll on WSOP.com. Do be prepared to withstand the big swings that such gambling players can put you through.One qualm a solid player might have with WSOP.com comes in relation to their typical SNG and tournament structures. Although the multitude of turbo and super turbo games might reduce your short-term edge on those weak players, WSOP.com do still offer standard speed tourneys with 10 minute blinds. The site also offers a healthy array of guaranteed tournaments and satellites to the WSOP at a variety of stake entry levels.

Player Rewards – Poker Rewards – 7 out of 10

The WSOP.com Poker Rewards scheme allows you to move up between levels as you play via rake and tournament entry fees. As you progress through the ranks, you gain access to incrementally more valuable rewards freerolls. WSOP.com gives away up to $64,000 in these games every month, so it is certainly worth maintaining a high rewards status. Your status can expire quickly, so be sure to keep playing at the site on a regular basis. Additionally, your earned reward points have a cash value and can be exchanged for instant cash.

Tournaments - 7 out of 10

WSOP.com offers a vast array of guaranteed tournaments from the $500 guaranteed ($0.44 rebuy) all the way up to the WHALE $250k guaranteed ($550 buy-in).  There are also daily freerolls for new players and a 4 Step special SNG program which can give qualification to the WHALE for as little as $0.09 from Step 1.

Training - 3 out of 10

WSOP.com has a token section of its website which gives beginner players a very basic guide to poker rules and fundamental strategy. It serves its purpose but would not be worth looking at if you have even a modicum of poker experience. On the positive side, it does show WSOP.com’s devotion to attracting new and weak players.

Traffic – 9 out of 10

Whilst the ring games at small and mid stakes are constantly well-filled even in non-peak hours, SNG players often have to wait to get a game running. These delays are not particularly long and should not affect your win rate too badly.

Deposits/Withdrawals – 10 out of 10

Our experience with all 888 platforms has proved them to be exceptional with handling money. Deposits are instantly credited and withdrawals reach your bank account within 2 working days. Major deposit methods such as VISA, Maestro and PayPal are accepted.

Other Notes 

WSOP.com runs a Bad Beat Jackpot which currently stands at over $80,000. It is also likely to experience a huge surge in traffic if plans go ahead to make the site available to WSOP players at The Rio this summer. WSOP.com could be the place to take on some of poker’s elite players as they stay sharp between events.

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