Weekly Roundup September 27 2013
WSOP.com Completes First Week
WSOP finished its first week with low traffic counts and players complaining about multiple issues. The top complaint seems to be a lack of deposit options. Players may only deposit by using Mastercard or electronic check. Visa is offered but cards are not accepted. Players may not deposit at one of Caesars Entertainment’s Nevada casinos, which has drawn complaints from players. Other complaints include player support and the lack of access for Sprint cellular customers. Cell phone triangulation is require to ensure that a player is located with the Nevada state lines.
Traffic counts have struggled to get above 100 peak cash players according to Pokerscout’s WSOP traffic statistics. Traffic peaked at 152 players on September 22.
Wynn Partners with 888
Wynn has partnered with 888 in Nevada and New Jersey. It will be a member of the All American Poker Network that will be powered by 888. It will be joined in Nevada by Treasure Island and Golden Gaming players. Bloomberg reports that Wynn will use a Caesars Entertainment operator’s license in New Jersey to offer online gambling directly to players.
Amaya Gaming Partners with Caesars Entertainment
Amaya Gaming partnered with Caesars Entertainment to provide online casino games at Caesarscasino.com. Amaya Gaming acquired the Ongame Network after the merger between bwin and Party Gaming. Amaya Gaming made headlines last year when it hired former Cereus CEO Paul Leggett to run its online operations. Leggett held that title on Black Friday when it became clear that Absolute Poker and UB, the two sites that made up Cereus, did not have enough cash to cover player balances. Cereus stiffed players out of over $40 million when it went offline in the Fall of 2011. Cereus CFO Brent Beckley was sentenced to 14 months in prison for his payment processing role with the company. Co-founder Scott Tom was named on the same indictment but has never been located.