Looking at the rake table it shows up to 5/10 nl and 10/20 limit. Does that mean those will be the highest stakes offered? If so and 5/10 is the biggest NL game, 10/20 limit is not comparable to that... Should definitely at the least offer a 20/40 limit game.
Hey Schneids. We're going to roll out the games a bit slowly at first, balancing the comfort of running the games with making sure there's games to play for everyone. It's delicate - offer too many games and none will run.
You can support us by playing 5/10 NL or 10/20 FL and emailing support from time to time, letting them know you want to play bigger.
2) Do you have play money games and if so can people not in nv play for for play money?
Unfortunately, P2P xfers are actually illegal in Nevada, per regulations. They want to make sure that there's adequate checks for age and self-exclusion, and that you aren't simply playing on a throwaway account.
No play money [yet]. We have a facebook app, but the experience is really completely different. We're offering pretty small games, and the minimum to deposit is really low ($10 if you do it at a Stations Cage or via MasterCard), so I think you'll be able to experience our site in that way.
Awesome news! I can't wait to check it out this summer.
I understand that they are JUST launching and it will take awhile for a lot of things to come together. That said, I really hope they are able to offer bigger games (and hopefully at least PLO) by WSOP time. With everyone heading to Vegas for the summer, there could be a lot of hype if big games move to the first US regulated online site for a few months. Even as high as 25/50 and 50/1 could get a fair amount of attention.
Exciting news either way, and I look forward to trying it out in a month.
Yup - also required by Nevada regulation. It allows you to play with other players who've selected this (random players in a random seat). This will be for the smallest limit game we have on the site (I believe 0.02/0.04).
Now that UP has launched it brings to mind a question. What is the exact law (Federal or State)that is stopping me as an IL resident from playing poker online? Can someone provide me with the text of it? UIGEA addressed the banking side of it correct? But now I could fly to NV and deposit at any Stations Casinos which bypasses that. The wire act has recently been ruled not to pertain to poker. Is there a legal argument that can be made that we as residents outside of NV have grounds to play on UP from any where in the US? (Except for Washington and Utah which i believe are the only states that have specific laws against their residents playing online poker?)