American Casino & Entertainment launches free play site
February 19, 2013 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
ACEP Interactive, LLC, the iGaming arm of American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC, has officially launched its “free to play” poker website, acePLAYpoker.com.
American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC (ACEP) is the parent company of the iconic Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower located on the Las Vegas Strip, the two Arizona Charlie’s hotel-casinos in Las Vegas, and Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin.
The website allows players the opportunity to play free online poker 24-hours a day, seven days a week. It provides online players with exclusive promotions, including show tickets to critically acclaimed Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno and Stratosphere’s soon to be debuted show Pin Up starring Claire Sinclair.
Other prizes include opportunities to experience Stratosphere’s world famous thrill rides at the top of the Tower, including SkyJump, a controlled free fall from 108 floors above the Las Vegas Strip. Merchandise and free hotel stays are also offered at Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s properties and Aquarius. The four properties target middle-market customers interested in value in their gaming, lodging, dining and entertainment experiences.
“With the launch of this free to play website, we can now bring the excitement of play found at our properties to anyone with Internet access, no matter their location,” said Alec Driscoll, director of gaming development for ACEP. “We are also positioning ACEP and acePLAYpoker.com for the potential approval of legalized online gaming.”
ACEP Interactive was established in 2012 by parent company American Casino & Entertainment Properties in order to create a framework for legalized gaming. The Nevada Gaming Commission approved ACEP as an interactive gaming operator on Sept. 20, 2012.
Comments and access to acePLAYpoker can also be found on Twitter @acePLAYpoker and Facebook at www.facebook.com/acePLAYpoker.
A reminder that the Wynn Classic Poker Tournament returns Feb. 28 through March 21 at the poker room. The 22-day series begins with a $550 buy-in opening event that guarantees a $250,000 prize pool. The tournament culminates with the Main Event on March 17. This year, the prize pool is expected to exceed $1 million. Buy-ins range from $300 to $5,180. Play begins daily at noon.
The poker room features 26 tables plus a variety of games and limits to suit all levels of play, including daily tournaments. Players can enjoy traditional games in comfort and dine without leaving their seats. Power stations and outlets are conveniently located at all tables.
For registration information or to view the structure sheets and general tournament rules, visit the Wynn Poker Room at www.wynnpoker.com.
May the “nuts” be with you!
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 18-year resident of Las Vegas. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.