GT free online poker site now live

May 29, 2009 6:45 PM
by GT Staff |

GamingToday has launched a free-to-play, online poker room as part of this website.

Click here to play live poker now.

The online poker room plugs into the National League of Poker (NLOP) network, which connects with more than 300,000 subscribers nationwide.

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 month.

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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