WSOP.com is a legal and licensed poker site in Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The Nevada and New Jersey sites network with the Delaware Lottery ones, which use state racino branding. Pennsylvania and Michigan WSOP poker sites are still intrastate. These two states use different software than the networked ones.
The poker site is operated by Caesars Interactive Entertainment. 888 is the software and support provider.
WSOP.com was the second legal poker site to launch in the US behind Ultimate Poker. That occurred in 2013 in Nevada.
Michigan entered into the Multi-State Internet Poker Agreement with Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey. However, PokerStars is the only company that has merged Michigan player pools with another state. That occurred on January 1, 2023, when the Michigan and New Jersey sites were merged. WSOP.com and 888 will need to update the software in Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey before the companies can make that move.
US Casino Advantage recommends avoiding WSOP.com
This author lives in Nevada and played at WSOP.com when it launched in 2013. The software was archaic and full of bugs at that time and never improved. Management was incompetent and indifferent to the issues facing the site. Customer support was nearly nonexistent. Minor issues like a bonus not crediting properly required multiple emails to resolve, if there was ever a resolution.
By 2017, nothing had improved. After WSOP.com reversed my withdrawal request by claiming I had not played enough to withdraw the cash I deposited, even though I turned it over about 15 times, I published a report about the company’s predatory behavior that included clear responsible gambling protocols being broken. I was paid and then quickly banned from the site.
While the worst of the original management is gone from WSOP.com, it still has not resolved issues like mine. It receives a disproportionate amount of player complaints pertaining to slow withdrawals, software bugs, and customer support issues. For these reasons, we believe that players should not give action to WSOP.com.
BetMGM and PokerStars are far better options for online poker players. While we feel that WSOP.com is a poker site that should be avoided by all players, we still have its details covered below.
100% deposit match up to $1,000 and $25+$25 in bonus funds
Players that create an account at WSOP.com immediately receive a free $25 in chips that may be used for cash games, sit and gos and tournaments. A first deposit releases an additional $25 that may be used in the same ways. The minimum deposit amount is $10.
Players also receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. This is released at a rate of $5 for every $25 raked. The official clearing rate is $5 for every 50 player points earned. Players get a point for every $0.50 in contributed rake or tournament admin fees paid. This is equal to 20% rakeback.
The first deposit bonus at WSOP.com expires after 90 days. Any portion that is already cleared stays in the player’s account. Any amount that was not released is removed from the player’s bonus account.
Reload bonuses at WSOP.com may have shorter expiration periods. Make sure to read the terms and conditions of all bonuses at any gaming site.
WSOP.com Action Club
The Action Club is WSOP.com’s loyalty program. Players earn rakeback based on the level of action given during the current and previous month. Rakeback is awarded through points given. Multipliers increase as players move up in ranks in Action Club.
Types of online poker games available at WSOP.com
Most of the action at WSOP.com no limit Texas hold’em. Blinds start at pennies and go up to middle limits. Pot limit Omaha is the next most popular game. It offers the same blinds. Other games include fixed and pot limit Omaha hi/lo, seven card stud and seven card stud hi/lo. There is little action at these games.
Types of online poker tournaments available at WSOP.com
Over 90% of the multi table tournaments at WSOP.com are no limit hold’em. These start around $1 and run into the thousands during major events. Most have a guaranteed prize pool. Pot limit Omaha is the only other game that is offered with any frequency at WSOP.com.
WSOP.com also offers sit and gos. These start at $1. Like multi-table tournaments, most are no limit hold’em. There are also Blast tournaments, which are lottery sit and gos where a random number generator determines the prize pool.
How to deposit at WSOP.com
While we do not recommend depositing into any WSOP.com site, you may still want to give it a try. The typical options are Visa, Mastercard, Discover, PayPal, PayNearMe and electronic check.
How to withdraw from WSOP.com
We ran into issues trying to cash out of WSOP.com due to attempts to get us to return to the tables and play more. Hopefully you do not have problems if you need to get money out of it. The options available include electronic check, PayPal and bank wire.
WSOP.com withdrawals are notoriously slow and full of unnecessary delays and stall tactics. We strongly suggest avoiding the site entirely.
Is WSOP.com a safe and legit poker site?
While WSOP.com is licensed and legal, it has demonstrated to us that it has major operational and ethical issues related to support, management, and withdrawal processing. We do not feel that it is a safe site when compared to BetMGM Poker and PokerStars, which we find far superior to WSOP.com. It should be avoided by all players.
WSOP.com online poker FAQs
Which states license the WSOP.com poker site?
Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey and Pennsylvania license WSOP.com to operate.
Is Delaware part of WSOP.com?
Delaware Lottery online poker players share most tables with WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey. However, the Delaware poker skins are not branded as WSOP.com.
Does WSOP.com Michigan connect with sites in other states?
No. WSOP.com Michigan is an intrastate site as of February 2023.
Does WSOP.com Pennsylvania connect with sites in other states?
No. Pennsylvania WSOP.com is an intrastate site as of February 2023.
What is the WSOP.com new player bonus?
New players receive up to $50 in bonus funds and a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus.