WSOP.com Introduces New Poker 8 Platform in Pennsylvania
WSOP.com has officially launched in Pennsylvania. The online poker site went live in the Keystone state on July 12, featuring 888poker’s latest software, Poker 8. Players in PA have become the first in the US to experience the new software, which comes with exciting new features and enhanced functions, taking online poker experience to a whole new level.
WSOP PA has been operating for limited hours since Monday as it is still on soft launch. After July 15, the site is expected to open in full capacity.
So how does the new Poker 8 software look like? If you have yet to try it out, we’re giving you a glimpse of what it has to offer. Read on below.
Poker 8 Features & Upgrades
888poker has introduced major upgrades to their mobile app, among them is the addition of Omaha games. For the first time ever, WSOP.com will offer PLO on mobile, and players in the Keystone state will be the first to enjoy it. They can play Omaha cash games with stakes up to $1/$2 on 6-Max tables.
The latest software, which is compatible with both Android and iOS, also features a new portrait layout, allowing for one-handed play. Additionally, users can now play up to four tables all at once.
The mobile interface has been significantly improved, with user-friendly controls ensuring easier navigation. The vertical orientation and added filters allow players to quickly have access to the list of options and easily select their favorite games and stakes. These features work well with modern phones and tables.
Players will be able to enjoy their favorite games on the go through Poker 8’s slicker mobile client, but those who prefer playing the games using their desktop aren’t left out either, as they will be greeted by a new-look lobby with redesigned filters and cleaner tables. The desktop version also supports multi-flight tournaments.
Shift to Poker 8
WSOP.com’s launch in PA marks the first time that the new Poker 8 platform is introduced in the US. It was first rolled out across 888poker’s non-US markets in 2019. The rest of WSOP.com’s sites are still using the classic software, but they’re expected to shift to Poker 8 very soon.
After Pennsylvania, WSOP.com is set to launch next in Michigan and will also bring the Poker 8 platform there. PA players will be initially ring-fenced, meaning they’ll only be able to compete with players within the state. MI players can expect the same. But that could change soon once both states decide to take part in an interstate online poker agreement.