LAS VEGAS (AP) -- World Series of Poker championship owners in Las Vegas are betting their big name will play large on the Internet, with the launch this week of their real-money online gambling website.
WSOP.com will be the second entry in Nevada's online poker world when it debuts at 9:19 a.m. Thursday.
The site will be available for people who live in or visit Nevada, which is one of three states in the U.S. with legalized online wagering.
Players will have to be 21 or older, with their age verified by Caesars Interactive Entertainment.
Company chief executive Mitch Garber calls the debut a historic moment.
He says WSOP.com will be the only place for online players in Nevada to win seats in the real World Series of Poker.