Online Poker is Back in the US – Ultimate Poker Deals First Legal Online Poker Hand

Online Poker is Back in the US – Ultimate Poker Deals First Legal Online Poker Hand

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Ultimate Gaming, the new online arm of Station Casinos, has gone live with its real money online poker site,, becoming the first operator in the US to offer legalised online poker.

The new domain offers limit and no-limit games of Texas Hold’em online poker via single table cash games, sit-and-go events and multi-table tournaments featuring buy-ins starting from a few cents up to $100. Players at the site will be able to deposit money and at any of the 16 venues owned by Station Casinos in Nevada while non-US competitors can also register for an account and pay in funds in advance of visiting the western state.

 “We are proud to be the first company to deliver legal and secure real money online gaming to poker players,” said Ultimate Gaming Chairman Tom Breitling. “We have worked closely with state gaming regulators to demonstrate our unique and compelling poker platform that, above all, players know they can trust. Ultimate Poker is dedicated to being the players’ choice for online poker.”

 Ultimate Gaming Chief Executive Officer, Tobin Prior added, “We feel our technology is a major advantage.  Ultimate Poker’s proprietary software is completely owned and operated by parent company Ultimate Gaming, allowing for continuous investment and product development,” “The technology was acquired in 2011 and initially developed by a U.S. based company with a completely clean regulatory profile.”

Las Vegas-based Station Casinos signed a deal in November that saw it acquire a majority stake in real-money online games, social gaming and digital entertainment developer, Fertitta Interactive LLC, which itself purchased the assets of iGaming solutions firm CyberArts Licensing in October of 2011.

Ultimate Poker was awarded an online gambling license by the Nevada Gaming Commission earlier this month after Station Casinos was questioned at length regarding its proposed anti-money laundering and underage betting procedures and now the domain is the first since the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) prohibition in 2006 to be legally permitted to offer its services to US-based players.

“This day has been a long time coming. Online poker in the United States is finally here and totally legit,” remarked Brand Ambassador Antonio Esfandiari. “I signed on to be the ambassador for Ultimate Poker because I knew the people behind this company would do it right. I signed on because is where I would come to play. Now we all can.”

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