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Free Online Poker Offered by Vegas Casino

South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is hoping to get a leg up on the competition by launching a free play poker facility before the US okays online casinos. The Las Vegas-based casino is so sure legislation will be passed, it is connecting its free poker to online customers to its program for loyal gamers. These players will be able to compete for up to $100,000 in cash and prizes every month. In addition, seats for the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event will be up for grabs each week.

Getting a leg up on the competition, one casino hopes to beat its rivals before online gambling is okayed in the US

In a press release, Michael Gaughan, who owns the South Point in Las Vegas, said: “ proves Nevada is at the forefront of the regulated gaming market. It’s a great accomplishment and honor to offer the first online poker room branded by a Nevada-licensed, land based casino property,” he said. “Much like the overall quality we deliver at South Point, will offer our online players a top-notch experience, big action and the best in customer service.”

In 2001, Nevada passed legislation that allowed for online gaming within the state, though regulations for the activity have not yet been published. Insiders say they are expected to be in place in January of 2012.

Gaughan has chosen to go with Zen Entertainment for his free poker website. “The ZEN Entertainment Network, is the leading free-play games network offering players competitive tournaments for prizes in an environment that’s U.S. legal, free, and safe.” Continuing he said, the Network gives players “a diverse selection of tournaments to enjoy, many of which are sponsored by celebrities, national brands and manufacturers, movie studios, and other marketers seeking to present their products to ZEN’s highly engaged casual game audience.”

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