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Caesars Entertainment's Nevada based poker site branded after the World Series of Poker has gone live for free play, although a glitch in the software allowed some players to deposit and play for real money.
The site was launched to coincide with the beginning of the World Series of Poker tournament, which kicked off on the same day as the launch.
The software itself has been made available to both Windows and Mac users and identity verification as well as geo-location technology which is used to make sure that players are located in Nevada.
Although the software launched to a wide audience, a glitch temporarily allowed players to deposit funds and play for real money. Once the glitch was realized, company officials worked to fix the solution. All deposits made were reported to never have been processed.
Nevada legalized internet poker last year, and the state recently saw its first legal site "Ultimate Poker" go live earlier in the month. It is expected that the World Series of Poker site will launch real money games in the summer of this year.