South Point Casino has finished testing of its software and is now looking to become the first entity to launch legal online poker in Nevada. A fully functional real-money poker site could be up already by September.
South Point Casino in Las Vegas is looking to become the first entity to launch a real-money poker room under the new intrastate online poker
regime in Nevada.
The casino already launched a free-to-play site in October last year, and has since been working intensely to take the next step to real-money poker, according to statements made to eGaming Review
The casino's executives are now confident that South Point can win the race to become the first legal online poker room
in Nevada, and is set to meet with the Gaming Control Board next month.
The hope is that this meeting will result in a recommendation for a Nevada operating license, paving the way for a final application to the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Like all applicants in Nevada, South Point is subject to a number of independent tests before it can be eligible for a license, but according to owner and CEO Michael Gaughan, these phase is already in the books.
"We're finishing up our second wave of testing and so far no problems. I may not be the biggest or the best but hopefully I'll have a head start by two or three months," Gaughan said, indicating that he could be ready to launch the new platform already in September.