The first ever hand of real money online poker regulated in the state of Nevada was dealt this morning on UltimatePoker.com which is owned by the same people that own the UFC and Station Casinos and part of Fertitta Interactive. The Ultimate Gaming brand will look to leverage the UFC brand.
Anyone is eligible to sign up for an account, including non-US residents, but a player must be located within the state of Nevada to play.
Ultimate Poker plans to run a daily $50 buy-in tournaments with a $1k guarantee, and a $100 Sunday tournament with 10k guaranteed. Daily freerolls are also promoted on its homepage. Limit and NL games up to $10/20 will be spread.
Ultimate Poker (not to be confused with Ultimate Bet or UB) is accepting deposits by Mastercard, bank transfer, and direct cash deposit at the cage in Station Casinos.
“Ultimate Gaming represents a new breed of online gaming company backed by regulation and driven to create authentic entertainment experiences across online gaming platforms,” the website announces.
“Ultimate Poker is a licensed online poker room in the state of Nevada, leading the way through extraordinary service, best-in-class rewards, and a true-to-its-roots poker experience.”
Antonio Esfandiari is the brand ambassador for Ultimate Poker. The poker client runs on the CyberArts software platform, which Fertitta Interactive previously acquired.
Even though many Nevada rooms have been experiencing delays in launching online, more are expected to follow suit.