After Many Years, First Legal US Poker Site is Online

Nevada players can enjoy legal online poker

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The pace of online gambling legalization does not appear to be slowing down at all, as the latest American gambling news indicate.

What we are talking about is of course the recent launch of a poker site by Ultimate Gaming, which marks the re-establishment of legal online poker sites in the US market, following Nevada’s decision in February to allow it in the state.

With their launch of UltimatePoker, Ultimate Gaming – a subsidiary of casino operator Station Casinos – became the first operator to produce tangible results under the changing American gambling laws, though many companies both domestic and foreign are lined up to follow.

Ultimate Gaming CEO Tobin Prior believes that their “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,” said Prior.

The launch comes following a thorough examination of Station Casinos by the Nevada Gaming Commission, looking into proposed measures to prevent money laundering and underage betting. Having been satisfied with the results, the Commission issued the necessary license and Ultimate Gaming was able to launch the site.

Company Chairman Tom Breitling was naturally happy about the news. “We are proud to be the first company to deliver legal and secure real money online gaming to poker players,” said he.

“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,” added Breitling.

According to existing regulations the site is able to serve Nevada residents as well as foreigners visiting the state. Since Nevada’s laws include the possibility of interstate compacts, such agreements may open the way for shared player pools as soon as operators launch sites in other states as well.

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