Caesars owned internet poker site WSOP.com is off to a slow start in Nevada, bringing an average of just 152 players to the tables during its first week of operations.
The numbers are being released by poker traffic monitor PokerScout, and are disappointing when when compared to fellow Nevada poker site Ultimate Poker, which pulled in an average of 268 players during the same period.
WSOP utilizes 888's poker platform and contains more game varieties and Mac compatibility for punters, but still seemed to struggle in its first week of operations. The slow start is being attributed in part to Caesars Interactive's light advertising and marketing of the new poker site. The group is being accused of not letting its large player base know of the site's launch, squandering an opportunity to turn previous customers into paying cyber punters.
Even with the low start numbers, WSOP appears to have had a negative impact on Ultimate Poker, which saw its player traffic fall by 14% for the week.