Ultimate Gaming completes test run of online poker site

Ron Sylvester

A screen shot of the new Ultimate Poker game being launched on Facebook Friday, June 22, 2012, by Las Vegas company Fertitta Interactive as seen demonstrated on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Ultimate Gaming has completed its 30-day field trial for Ultimate Poker, the first ever fully legal online gambling site in the United States.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has recommended approval for the company to offer real money gambling at UltimateGaming.com.

Ultimate Gaming, majority owned by Station Casinos, in April became the first company in history to offer fully legal online poker in the United States.

The 30-day field trial began immediately after Ultimate Gaming dealt its first hand on April 20. Passing the trial proved the company adhered to requirements set forth by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

“The Nevada Gaming Control Board has set regulatory requirements for online poker at the highest level,” said Ultimate Gaming CEO Tobin Prior, in a statement. “We are thrilled that our product is the first to not only meet these standards, but exceed them.”