Golden Nugget Launches Free-Play Online Poker Room

Published Saturday, June 30, 2012 -

Poker is a game of skill many players contend and to develop the skill it can be fun to play with fake money and learn to play the game without any risk to your financial stability. Playing the many types of poker for fun can help players decide what they like the best and where their comfort levels are when playing for real cash at a real table.

Bally Technologies which was just awarded a license to operate an internet poker service in Nevada and has been instrumental in getting the web site operational. The latest free to play poker web site is being introduced by the famous Golden Nugget terrestrial casino from Las Vegas Nevada and Atlantic City in New Jersey. Golden Nugget's Chief Executive Officer and President, Tilman J. Fertitta commented that the launch of a free to play poker room was “in anticipation of the legalization of online gaming in the United States,” which Fertitta says is, “inevitable.”

The GoldenNuggetPoker room allows players to compete in tournaments and win gifts and dinners and stays at the Golden Nugget’s hotel location as well as cash prizes. The Fertitta family also have other casinos holding called Station Casinos owned by cousins Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta III which also recently announced their operation’s launch of a play for free poker room on the internet called Ultimate Poker.

A few months ago the Golden Nugget signed a deal with French online gambling operator Chiligaming, for technical support only to have Bally acquire Chiligaming’s B2B platform weeks afterward. Golden Nugget’s online poker operator application is in the works in Nevada and is before regulators. Bally Technologies is looking at providing a mobile version of the Golden Nugget free to play poker room in the near future. Bally’s back end can give the operator a “single view of the player” through it’s integrated solutions for multiple channels.

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