First legal hand of real money online poker dealt

Apr 30, 2013 11:35 AM

Station Casinos and Nevada made history today when Station’s majority-owned subsidiary, Ultimate Gaming, launched its real money online poker site at, 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), offering fans once-in-a-lifetime prizes, rewards, and the true thrill of real money competition.

Live now, the website offers a 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, players can engage in an 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 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.”

Poker players have shown a strong appetite for online play, and now there is a site to legally meet that demand.

“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 Gaming 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 is where I would come to play. Now we all can.”

Ultimate Poker players can deposit and cashout at any of Station Casinos’ 16 locations across the Las Vegas Valley after they have created an account online. 

Players in Nevada can make history and play now at, while any player in the world can sign up and deposit at in advance of visiting Nevada.

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