Ultimate Poker Gets Go-Ahead from Nevada
Ultimate Gaming has been given the official go-ahead from the Nevada Gaming Commission to operate Ultimate Poker as a regulated, interstate real-money online poker site.
Ultimate Poker was launched for real-money play on April 30, but had been under a strict watch during a real-money trial period that ended July 11. During that timeframe between April 30 and July 11, over 700,000 pages of reports were forwarded to regulators. All looked well during the trial period, prompting the Commission to give Ultimate Poker the nod to proceed Thursday.
“The board set extensive regulatory requirements for online poker in the state, and we are thrilled that our product has met and exceeded these standards,” said Ultimate Gaming Chief Executive Officer Tobin Prior.
Its success means Ultimate Poker can move ahead with its next software version, which will include major improvements and getting closer to being one of the best online poker rooms globally. Joe Versaci, Chief Marketing Officer of Ultimate Poker, tweeted Thursday evening that, “Just a few things [left] & then we’ll push it out. I’ll give u a day when I have it, but we’re counting in days.”
The new software will also include a new VIP system, and a new VIP store to spend points will also debut.
Ultimate Poker remains the only regulated online poker room in the US, and has dealt nearly 10 million real-money poker hands since going live on April 30. Players over the age of 21 physically located within Nevada’s borders are able to play with Ultimate Poker, without having to be an actual resident.