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Golden Nugget Latest to Launch Free-Play Online Poker Site With ChiliGaming

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
Published on:
Feb/10/2012
Golden Nugget Latest to Launch Free-Play Online Poker Site

The Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas will be the second Sin City property to launch a free-to-play online poker site in so many months.

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Following in the footsteps of South Point Casino, Golden Nugget will look to get a foothold in the market as federal and state governments in the US mull over legalization.  Nevada has already passed a law that will allow for real money play within that state’s borders.

Unlike South Point Casino, Golden Nugget has elected to utilize a more stable poker platform, a la ChiliGaming.  The long established popular French poker firm has enjoyed great success with its real money online poker room, Chili Poker, outside the US market.  South Point has run into difficulties on the free-to-play (and some say, clunky) Zen Gaming Network due to some unreliability issues with that particular network.  SouthPointPoker.com hopes to have its own proprietary software up and running in the coming months just in time for real cash play. 

Golden Nugget chairman and owner, Tilman J. Fertitta, said, "We started an intensive process approximately nine months ago and looked at more than a dozen internet gaming companies and selected Alex and Chiligaming because they were experienced in online gaming in Europe and demonstrated incredible passion, talent and knowledge which our team found to far exceed their competitors.

“We believe that online gaming is inevitable in the United States and that the Golden Nugget will be well positioned to compete when US laws allow for online gaming."

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

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