Live online poker for money now a fact with

May 7, 2013 3:00 AM

Ultimate Gaming, a majority-owned subsidiary of Station Casinos, made headlines last week launching real money online poker at

This is 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, rewards, and the true thrill of real money competition.

Live now at, the site 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 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 I believe 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 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.”

As Station Casinos’ online poker room, Ultimate Poker is the first to bring America’s game to Nevadans and Silver State tourists. Players can deposit and cash out at any of Station’s 16 locations across the Las Vegas Valley after they have created an account online. Players in Nevada can make history and play now, while any player in the world can sign up and deposit at in advance of visiting Nevada.

WPT: The World Poker Tour Regional Summer Slam is coming to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in Florida from May 14-26. Up for grabs is a guaranteed prize pool valued at $445,000 during this exciting 11-event regional series that will take place in The Pavilion.

The WPT tournament will kick off with a $5,000 free roll tournament (register via Twitter) and No Limit Hold’em with 640 AM’s Sports Host Andy Slater. Onsite registration for all events is available to anyone 18 or older. For more information about the Showdown, call 954-977-6700 or visit

Good luck and 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: [email protected].

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