Gaughan's South Point could have first internet poker website

Aug 13, 2012 7:45 PM

Michael Gaughan’s South Point could become the first licensee in Nevada to operate an Internet poker website if further regulatory approval is granted.

The company was given conditional approval last week to establish the state’s first interactive gambling website by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The matter will be taken up by the Nevada Gaming Commission on Aug. 23.

According to company attorney Steve Harris, the South Point gaming system is being tested by an independent laboratory hired by regulators.

If all goes well, South Point could be in the Internet poker business come October, officials said.