The state of Nevada now has its first legal online poker site since its legalization in February. Online residents of the state (21 and over) may partake.
The site is UltimatePoker.com, and is run by "online poker specialists" with over 30 years of combined experience. It's also backed by Vegas gaming leaders, but perhaps most importantly, it has the government's seal of approval.
UltimatePoker's team includes: Co-founder and Chairman Tom Breitling, CEO Tobin Prior, CTO Chris DeRossi, and CMO Joe Versaci. The company is a subsidiay of Station Casinos.
"Ultimate Gaming represents the next generation: A new breed of real money online gaming company backed by regulation and driven to create authentic entertainment experiences across online and social casino platforms," the site says. "Ultimate Poker is a licensed online poker room, leading the way through extraordinary service, best-in-class rewards, and a true-to-its-roots poker experience."
According to Reuters, the site will operate under a 30-day license while it "works out the kinks". It will then most likely be granted a formal license.
"Ultimate Poker is a licensed online poker room in the state of Nevada, leading the way through extraordinary service, best-in-class rewards, and a true-to-its-roots poker experience. Created by online poker specialists and backed by Las Vegas gaming leaders, Ultimate Poker brings fun back to the online felt by merging entertainment, competition, and the gaming lifestyle. Ultimate Poker is the exclusive online gaming partner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the fastest growing sports organization in the world, and is the online poker product of Station Casinos, the preferred gaming destination for Las Vegas locals."
Expect many more sites to follow Ultimate Poker's lead. Delaware and New Jersey have also legalized online gambling, and will no doubt be keeping an eye on how UltimatePoker.com pans out for the state of Nevada.