Can an improved WSOP website revive online poker in Nevada?

Can an improved WSOP website revive online poker in Nevada?

Article brief provided by The Nevada Independent
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent
June 1, 2024 12:04 PM
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent

Caesars Entertainment expects the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP), which kicked off its eight-week run Tuesday at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas, will smash last year’s records for prize money — $403 million — and entries with 214,641 entered players.

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The company is also expecting the changes it announced [May 25] for its WSOP online platform will produce a financial windfall for players and the company. Caesars is merging online poker player pools from three states — Nevada, New Jersey and Michigan — marking the first time an operator has created a multistate real money online platform.

Caesars, which acquired the World Series of Poker brand in 2004, is adding a $10,000 buy-in online championship event in July and 30 other online-only events in conjunction with the 55th edition of the World Series of Poker.