WSOP Online Closes UK Site, US Site Remains Online


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The World Series of Poker has made the swift and unexpected decision to close down their United Kingdom online gambling site. The WSOP branded sites in the United States are still going strong and will continue to operate in New Jersey and Nevada.

The shutdown went into effect immediately after the decision was made on July 3. The UK site ceased operations with plans to completely close the site and all user accounts by July 20, 2017. The site was operated by Cassava Enterprises, the parent company for 888Poker, which runs the WSOP NJ site.

Though no official reason for the closure has been announced, 888 is believed to be strengthening its branding within the UK. Over 50 domains have been licensed and registered under the 888Poker branding in the UK in recent months.

Players have been advised to withdraw any funds they may have with WSOP UK immediately before the site goes offline in two weeks. Players in the US, however, have nothing to worry about. Both of the brand’s US sites are looking forward to increased player pools with the opening of additional markets.

In New Jersey, the WSOP online site is the second largest in the state, with PokerStars holding the number one spot. The site sees a daily peak of 171 cash game players. Nevada’s WSOP site has nearly double the traffic and a peak cash game player pool of 346.

Nevada’s WSOP site hosted a selection of bracelet events alongside the live WSOP in Las Vegas this year, including a $3,333 No Limit High Roller.

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