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WSOP.com Gets Off To A Unspectacular Start In Nevada But Hopes Remain High For The Future

Written By: Maya Michaels | October 3, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

A little over two weeks ago the state of Nevada welcomed its second legal online poker offering with the launch of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) website, an offering that was finally launched some six months after the first Ultimate Poker. Today we are going to take a look at how those first two weeks have panned out after reports of “teething troubles” over the first couple of days.

The first few days were nothing special as customers were reporting troubles with their verification details and location, but they seem to have been ironed out now according to the management. Seth Palansky is the WSOP Vice President of Corporate Communications and he has been speaking to PokerNews.com about the first two weeks operations. He said, “Yes, we are in field trial stage and will remain so for a while. Additionally, we believe in a slow and steady climb. We will be patient and committed to the long-term.”

According to Poker Scout, the online poker traffic rankings website, the WSOP offering has got off to a slow start with an average of 133 cash games players playing at the site over the last couple of weeks, compared to the 296 who are playing at Ultimate Poker, though you do need to take into consideration that Ultimate Poker have been operating since April.

Palansky is confident in the brand that the WSOP is offering its customers as he went on to say, “We do have a lot of things in the pipeline that we anticipate being very player-friendly. People should expect that we will only build upon our already solid platform and make it better as time goes on.”

People need to remember that Ultimate Poker got off to a slow start, but they are now operating at a much better level than they first thought, so in time the WSOP is sure to catch up thanks to its name alone, and they will no doubt eventually overtake them as the leading online poker offering in Nevada.

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