Ultimate Poker Launches Online Poker Software for Nevada Residents
In breaking news that was announced just minutes ago over at QuadJacks.com, online poker in the state of Nevada just went live as Ultimate Poker’s software began accepting real money players provided they reside within the state’s borders. The story is still ongoing and we’re hoping to have more on Ultimate Poker very soon.
From what we know now there are no actual real money games being played on the site; however, Nevada resident and 4Flush writer John Mehaffey has reported that “real money games are expected to be introduced later this morning around 9 am.” There are also a few bugs that he’s been experiencing so we can’t provide any screenshots of the tables just yet.
UPDATE – 3:25 am: Here’s a partial screenshot of the lobby.
Station Casinos and Fertitta Interactive’s Role
Station Casinos include such resorts as Red Rock Casino, Green Valley Ranch and Palace Station among its group of properties. Ultimate Poker’s majority ownership stake comes from Station’s subsidiary Fertitta Interactive, who hold a 57% stake in Ultimate.
Ultimate Poker’s software is backed by Fertitta Interactive, a company that partnered with the Station Casinos brand in an effort to pioneer intrastate online poker in Nevada after legislation finally passed several months ago. Fertitta was originally partnered with Full Tilt Poker, but that deal fell through as Full Tilt’s reputation was hit hard after the Black Friday indictments.
How to Deposit at Ultimate Poker
Residents looking to play for real money at Ultimate Poker are able to make deposits at the cage at ANY Station Casino property. Players can also deposit via eChecks, bank wires or checks by mail. The minimum deposit amount is $10, with bank wires being accepted at a minimum of $500.
Before you can deposit you have to make sure to register your account online first. As long as citizens can provide proof of legal gambling age and a social security number they wil be able to access Ultimate Poker’s client via their PC.
This is certainly big news for poker advocates in the United States, as many Nevada residents had been anxiously waiting to see when the first real money poker client would be launched. This news comes at a great time with the World Series of Poker just around the corner!
If you’re in Nevada and checking out this story you can download Ultimate Poker here.
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