WSOP Launches Facebook App

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The World Series of Poker is headed to Facebook.

Harrah's Interactive Entertainment entered into an agreement with Playdom this week to re-launch its existing Poker Palace poker game on the popular social networking site with WSOP branding.

"We are very excited to bring the thrill and excitement of the World Series of Poker to the social gaming space with Playdom," said WSOP Vice President Craig Abrahams.

"We will immediately start to work on enhancing the game, bringing unique WSOP promotions and sweepstakes into the offering and ensuring that the battle for WSOP virtual championship bracelets can become a Facebook-friendly endeavor."

The WSOP-branded poker game launches globally this week and can be found initially by visiting

Players will be able to choose from a variety of different play-money poker offerings at WSOP on Facebook, including cash games and single-table tournaments.

The WSOP is also promising a battle for virtual bracelets, opportunities to enter sweepstakes for trips to Las Vegas and seats to live events in the near future.

Playdom, a California-based social games company, currently boasts more than 46 million active monthly users across their network of games.

"There is only one brand in poker that stands out and that is the World Series of Poker," said Sean Phinney, Vice President of Business Development for Playdom.

"We think big brands will win on social networks and we are excited to start working together to create a unique and fun social gaming experience."


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