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Station Casinos Approved for Internet Poker

Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa

On Thursday, the Las Vegas Sun reported that the Nevada Gaming Commission has cleared Station Casinos to develop and operate Internet poker. The approval came following the NGC receiving assurance that no money laundering or underage betting will take place.

Under the assurance the NGC received, the Station Casinos' system will be able to detect underage gambling. The system will also be able to differentiate between bets made within Nevada and those that are not, according to company officials.

Station Casinos includes Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, Green Valley Ranch, Resort, Casino & Spa, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino, Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho and Days Inn & Wild Wild West Gambling Hall.

Unlike similar major casinos which have obtained the appropriate licensing for such a venture, Station Casinos are keeping things in house rather than partnering with an outside company. For this reason, company officials believe they will be able to react quickly to resolve issues if they arise.

Toward the end of 2012, Station Casinos purchased the controlling share of Fertitta Interactive LLC, which included acquiring Ultimate Gaming. The first offering from the company was Ultimate Poker, a free platform that launched on Facebook last June. Earlier this month, Antonio Esfandiari signed on as the brand ambassador for Ultimate Poker.

The Las Vegas Sun has more.

Photo courtesy of redrock.sclv.com.

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  • ICEBERG64 ICEBERG64

    I was hoping that passage of online gaming here would mean a chance to play in Europe and other legal sites but the CASINO'S are going to screw us again by HOGGING it all for them selves ! Not giving me the freedom to chose were I want to play NOT WERE THEY TELL ME TO PLAY ! Here in lost Vegas threw urging from big gaming they passed a law again telling me were I can spend my MONEY by telling the banks here that they would be in violation of the law if they processed any clam's dealing with offshore card rooms no matter what the money was to be used for ! this happened just before BLACK FRIDAY . Now so many sites that I had played before wont even look at any one from the USA ! at the rate there moving there padukee we will be waiting another 3 years before we can play !

  • flintsword flintsword

    A nice step forward but until the pool of poker players becomes larger than Nevada, this internet site will go nowhere except ... if it reaches out to the rest of the sane world, where internet poker is legal. If that is the case this Nevada site could blossom. It would be ironic in the extreme that this Nevada site could get online poker licenses in France, Spain, Italy, etc before being allowed to reach out for California.

    This of course assumes that the U.S. DOJ lets them play in the first place which is far from likely given the DOJ track record to date.

    Good luck and a smart move in the push to crack the current Online Poker Prohibition in the United States!

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