After 9 levels of play, Day 1 of the 2014 Paddy Power Irish Open has come to a close. 411 players showed up to the Double Tree hotel in Dublin and put up their €2,250 ...
The WSOP Wants Help Testing Its Software
Caesars Looks To Bring Games To Market 'Soon'
The World Series of Poker is looking for Nevadans age 21 and over to help test its forthcoming real-money online poker product. It’s not a job posting, though.
It doesn’t look like you will be compensated for helping the multi-billion dollar company bring its product to the market. “By joining the WSOP.com beta program, you will be among the first players to experience the WSOP.com online poker platform,” the announcement boasted.
The WSOP, owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp., is widely regarded as the richest and most prestigious poker tournament series in the world. It originated in Las Vegas at Binion’s Horseshoe, but now is a global brand under the thumb of a huge corporation, drawing players from all over the globe and hosting bracelet events on multiple continents.
Caesars owns many properties in Nevada, and has stakes in plenty of others across the U.S.
Caesars Interactive Entertainment (a subsidiary of the casino giant) received a public OK to run online gambling from Nevada gaming officials in late 2012. Since Caesars didn’t have the technology to run online poker on its own, it forged an alliance with 888 Holdings, an online poker site that currently operates overseas. Think, WSOP is the skin, while 888 does the back-end stuff such as making sure the games are fair.
The WSOP didn’t disclose when it would have its real-money games available statewide, but said that the product is “coming soon.” The summer WSOP starts in late May.
|1||More Details On Poker Pro Phil Ivey's Alleged Cheating While Playing Baccarat At The Borgata|
|2||Borgata To Pay Final 27 Impacted By Cheating Scandal In Poker Event $19,323 Apiece|
|3||Pennsylvania Man Mistakenly Throws Away $1.25 Million In Winning Lottery Tickets|
|4||World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event Surpasses $5 Million Guarantee|
|5||Two Arrested For Counterfeit Casino Chips In Maryland|
|6||Atlantic City Casinos Win $11.9 Million From Online Gambling In March|
|7||2014 CPPT Atlantis Main Event Final Table Recap|
|8||Deutsche Bank Looking To Sell Las Vegas Casino|
|9||Poker Hand of the Week: 4/17/14|
|10||Eric Afriat Wins World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown|
|1||Atlantic City Casino Sues Phil Ivey For $9.6 Million, Says Poker Pro Cheated|
|2||More Details On Poker Pro Phil Ivey's Alleged Cheating While Playing Baccarat At The Borgata|
|3||Ed Miller: Four Bad Things Amateur Poker Players Say|
|4||Borgata To Pay Final 27 Impacted By Cheating Scandal In Poker Event $19,323 Apiece|
|5||Comedian George Wallace Awarded $1.3 Million In Case Against Las Vegas Casino|
|6||The Top Five Cities To Launch Your Poker Career: Part Two|
|7||'Technical Problems' Result In Massive $260,000 Overlay In Sunday Tournament On PokerStars|
|8||Phil Hellmuth Gives Poker Bracelet To NBA Owner|
|9||The Top Five Cities To Launch Your Poker Career: Part One|
|10||High-Stakes Online Poker: Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom Drops $1.4 Million This Week|