ULTIMATE POKER DEALS THE FIRST LEGAL HAND OF REAL MONEY ONLINE POKER IN THE UNITED STATES
Station Casinos and Nevada lead the gaming industry into the regulated online gaming market
LAS VEGAS, NV (April 25, 2013) –Ultimate Poker, a majority-owned subsidiary of Station Casinos LLC, has launched real money online poker at UltimatePoker.com, making history as the first company in the United States to offer legal and secure online poker. Ultimate Poker is the exclusive online gaming partner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC ®). Ultimate Poker brings the excitement of the UFC® to the online poker arena, offering fans once-in-a-lifetime prizes and rewards and the true thrill of real money competition.
Live now at UltimatePoker.com, Ultimate Poker offers an exhilarating and secure online poker experience to anyone age 21 and over located in the state of Nevada. Whether relaxing at home or hanging out with friends, Ultimate Poker allows players to engage in an unmatched online poker experience on their own time and in their preferred setting.
“We are proud to be the first company to deliver legal and secure real money online gaming to poker players,” said Ultimate Poker 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.”
Poker players have shown a strong appetite for online play, and Ultimate Poker is able to meet that demand in a responsible, trusted and secure environment. “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,” said Ultimate Poker Chief Executive Officer Tobin Prior. “The technology was acquired in 2011 and initially developed by a U.S. based company with a completely clean regulatory profile.”
“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 UltimatePoker.com is where I would come to play. Now we all can."
As Station Casinos’ online poker room, Ultimate Poker is the first to bring America’s game to Nevadans and Silver State tourists. Station Casinos is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment for residents of Southern Nevada. For more than 36 years, Station Casinos has been an industry leader in the areas of gaming innovation and guest satisfaction. Ultimate Poker players can deposit and cash out at any of Station Casinos’ 16 locations across the Las Vegas valley after they have created their account online.