Ultimate Poker to Offer Online Poker for The El Cortez Casino

In recent news, it has been discovered that Las Vegas-based Ultimate Gaming has partnered with the El Cortez Casino. This long-standing downtown LV casino which is home to more than a thousand slot machines, blackjack, craps, and roulette, among other table games, will now add online poker to its line-up of games it can offer to compliment its poker room.

The El Cortez opened its doors back in 1941 and it was such a popular gambling establishment that it gained the attention of four organized-crime figures: Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, Gus Greenbaum, and Moe Sedway. They purchased the casino several years after it opened.

In 1963, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino was purchased by Jackie Gaughan prior to purchasing a number of other downtown Las Vegas casinos. But just in March of this year, the owner died and handed over a controlling stake in the El Cortez to Kenny Epstein, who was a business partner and long time friend. The venue has managed to keep much of its Spanish colonial style architecture and as a matter of fact in 2012 the structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

At the El Cortez poker room there are Texas Hold’em and Seven Card Stud games spread but the list of poker variants and stakes available to play at their partner online poker site is a lot more extensive and given that it is the online version of the games you can play at multiple tables simultaneously.

Since the deal was made the El Cortez has been advertising Ultimate Poker to its players and it’s possible for them to deposit funds and cash out at the casino cage once the player has created an online account. So unlike other online poker sites, players will not have to wait for a check in the mail to access their winnings, as it’s possible to withdrawal straight away by going directly to the El Cortez casino.

El Cortez Executive Vice President Alexandra Epstein said in a statement that “By combining the online accessibility of Ultimate Poker with the classic Vegas feel of the El Cortez, we’re giving new and existing players a different way to experience the game of poker.” Players over the age of 21 and who are located within Nevada’s borders are allowed to play on the site.

This is just one of numerous deals that Ultimate Poker has made with brick-and-mortar establishments in Nevada. As a result of these deals, players at Ultimate Poker can now deposit or cash out at more than 20 locations state-wide, including of course the El Cortez, Peppermill Resorts, and the Station chain of Casinos.

It is expected that these additional deals will provide the necessary push to allow for Ultimate Poker to take advantage of the surge in traffic on the site as a result of the WSOP that has taken place over the summer.

The online gaming company’s operations are based on Ultimate Poker’s proprietary software which was developed through the acquisition of CyberArts in 2011. According to Ultimate Poker CEO Tobin Prior, the poker site’s software is one of its main strengths and in a statement he said: “We feel our technology is a major advantage. Ultimate Poker’s proprietary software is completely owned and operated by parent company Ultimate Gaming, allowing for continuous investment and product development.”

If you have any questions or want to know more information about the online poker games that are offered by the El Cortez in partnership with Ultimate Gaming, you should check out this link: http://elcortezhotelcasino.com/ultimate-poker/