by GT Staff |
GamingToday has launched a free-to-play,
online poker room as part of this website.
The online poker room plugs into the National League of
Poker (NLOP) network, which connects with more than 300,000 subscribers
The NLOP network, owned by Las Vegas-based Zen Gaming, offers
Texas Hold’em in a casual, social environment. Players who subscribe can play
in tournaments for points, cash and prizes valued at more than $75,000 per
As the newest affiliate of the NLOP network, GamingToday
becomes the first weekly newspaper in the country to offer online poker.
Other affiliates include casinos, restaurants and broadcast
media such as NBC Sports.
“We think this will be a welcome addition to our
developing website, gamingtoday.com,” said GamingToday
publisher Eileen DiRocco. “Experienced poker players will like the friendly
challenge of competing with other players, and newcomers will find they can gain
valuable experience without the risk of competing in cash games.”
DiRocco added that the online poker room is yet another
component in the company’s expanding website.
“We recently added a few video
poker games from Action Gaming, and we hope to expand that menu with keno,
slots and other games in the future” DiRocco said. “We also
successfully conducted a March Madness contest on the website, and will be
announcing more contests for the upcoming football season.”
Zen Gaming, a holding company formed by former marketing
executive Mark Brown, bought the up-and-coming Internet poker site, the National
League of Poker at nlop.com in September 2008.
For more information or to register, click here.
In addition to the
standard, free membership, there’s a VIP level at a cost of $19.99 per month.
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