Ultimate Gaming closes Nevada online poker site
November 14, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Ultimate Gaming officials say they have shut down the company's online Ultimate Poker site in Nevada.
Chairman Tom Breitling said in a statement Friday that online poker revenue fell short of expectations and operating the sites in just a few states where it's legal has made the business costly.
Online poker is legal in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware.
Players in one state can only go head-to-head with other players also physically in that same state.
Breitling says that made making a profit difficult.
Ultimate Gaming was the first of three companies to offer online poker in Nevada starting in early 2013.
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It also recently shut down its operations in New Jersey.
The company doesn't operate in Delaware.
Las Vegas-based Station Casinos is a majority owner of Ultimate Gaming.