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.
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