WSOP.com opened its virtual doors in September 2013 following a highly anticipated wait. Backed by top quality 888 software and the famed World Series of Poker brand, WSOP.com is the only fully legal online poker site in the U.S. that allows players the chance to win his or her way to live WSOP events.
The software itself flows very smoothly, complete with well-placed buttons for play. There are several special features for gameplay that allow players many options and customization. Some of these features include resizable tables, multiple options for table display and player avatars, auto top-off, and disconnect protection. WSOP.com software is available for Mac.
Depositing on WSOP.com is very easy, but the options are restricted to credit card deposits and electronic checks. There is no current option for cash deposit or withdrawal. WSOP.com does not accept deposits from outside the state boundaries of Nevada.
The current games offered on WSOP.com are variants of Texas hold'em, Omaha, and seven-card stud. Cash games, sit-n-gos, and multi-table tournaments are available for play around the clock with limits ranging from $0.01/$0.02 to $10/$20 for cash games and $1 to $215 for sit-n-gos and tournaments. Players may play up to six tables at one time.
The major weekly tournament on WSOP.com takes place every Sunday at 6 p.m. PT. The event is a $215 buy-in no-limit Hold'em tournament with a $15,000 guarantee, appropriately called the $15K Sunday Guarantee. There are several other weekly tournaments with guarantees available as well.
Earning APPs on WSOP.com comes from paying the site's rake. WSOP.com rakes 5% from all no-limit, pot-limit, and limit cash games. There is a predetermined maximum amount for the rake that is dependent upon number of players in the hand and the game that is being played. For a complete guide to the WSOP.com rake, please click here. For sit-n-gos and tournaments, the WSOP.com rake is 10%.
WSOP.com uses a contributed rake method in order to determine the amount of rake each player pays in a pot. This contributed rake method allows for all players that put money into a pot to earn points for WSOP.com's VIP player program.
The VIP player program is called the WSOP.com Action Club and is broken down in tier levels. The lowest monthly tier is Silver, and a player must achieve 200 Action Player Points during one month in order to achieve this status. The highest monthly tier is Diamond, where 3,500 APPs must be earned in a month. There are four monthly tiers in all.
Furthermore, there are two yearly Action Club tier levels, Elite and Seven Stars. To achieve Elite, one must earn 50,000 APPs in one year. To earn Seven Stars, one must earn 400,000 APPs in a year.
Each tier level has specific benefits, and those can be found on the WSOP.com Action Club information page.
Customer service with the site is very good and includes a live chat option. WSOP.com is also very active on social media, specifically Twitter, to provide assistance to player where needed.