Ultimate Poker is behind the first legal pay-to-play online poker website in the United States.
On Tuesday, UltimatePoker.com becomes accessible only on computers or mobile devices located in Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal confirms.
State gaming authorities signed off of the company’s technology last week and allowed Ultimate Poker to move forward in what is considered a test period.
Since last October, however, Ultimate Poker has been gearing up for this moment, securing proper licensing for interactive gaming.
The site is expected to offer no-limit Texas hold ’em poker, sit-and-go events, and multi-table tournaments.
“This is an important day for the gaming industry,” says Ultimate Poker Chairman Tom Breitling. “We’re the first, not only in Nevada but in America, to offer real money poker in a regulated environment.”
As more states adopt similar laws and the Federal government eases restrictions on online gambling, it’s a safe bet that today’s news is just the start of an online gambling boom that could soon sweep the nation.