he event will take place on June 2, 2015, with the final taking place at the Rio on July 3, 2015. Though the majority of the event will take place online, WSOP organizers decided to hold the final game at the Rio, because “part of the experience of winning a WSOP bracelet is that photo with the bracelet,” said Bill Rinitold, head of the WSOP website.
Online gambling is one of the hottest topics at a state-level and also at a federal-level. Since 2013, only three states have legalized online gambling: Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. But others hope to follow suit, as taxes from online gambling have the potential to yield state governments a huge profit. At a federal level, both proponents and opponents of legalized online gambling have been fighting tooth and nail for quite some time.
The WSOP online event, number 64, will only be open to players in Nevada, not in New Jersey. This exclusion highlights the lack of player fluidity that exists within the states that have already legalized online gambling - and players are not happy about it. What does this mean for the future? States and the federal government will soon have to rule yea or nay on the issue, because it seems that as of now, the public is clamoring for it.