Golden Nugget Partners with Chiligaming to Launch Online Poker Site

February 12, 2012

Online gaming group Chiligaming recently announced that they have partnered with Las Vegas hotel brand Golden Nugget to launch a free-play online poker site in hopes that US legislation will someday make it possible to legally play poker for money online. In a press release Golden Nugget says that the joint site will go live sometime in the next quarter “in anticipation of the legalization of online gaming in the United States.”

The press release goes on to say, “Chiligaming’s proprietary iGaming platform, which enables it to connect to any poker platform or gaming content provider, is a central feature of its US proposition and is designed to both facilitate swift entry into the market and maximize options for the Golden Nugget as the US regulatory and vendor landscape takes shape.”

First opening its doors in 1946, o of the oldest land-based Vegas hotel casinos, the Golden Nugget features more than 2,300 guest rooms and is just one of the many Vegas gambling brands looking forward to bringing their betting services online once possible Nevada and even federal laws that will enable US players to bet online for real money are passed.

Tilman J. Ferttita, Golden Nugget chairman, says,  “We started an intensive process approximately nine months ago and looked at more than a dozen internet gaming companies and selected 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.” He continued, “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.”

Let’s hope he’s right.


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