As Ultimate Poker heads towards their release of Version 2.0 the parent company (Ultimate Gaming) of the only licensed real-money online poker site in the United States has added a new executive, naming Mike Britt Vice President of Market Development and Government Affairs.
Britt isn’t some online gaming insider. In fact his resume has not a whisper of online gaming experience, but he has worked for The Wynn in a similar role to his job with Ultimate Poker. Britt started his career on Wall Street before moving on to politics where he worked as a campaign manager, and he now seems to be using his political experience to help gaming companies.
After launching on April 30, 2013 Ultimate Poker has been the only company allowed by the Nevada Gaming Commission to launch their real-money online poker site. With a three month head-start Ultimate Poker has built up a solid but not astounding player base, with average traffic at the site of about 200 cash-game players and a similar number of tournament players according to pokerscout.com.
Ultimate Poker has also done a bit of marketing by signing a couple handfuls of poker players to represent the site. The first Ultimate Poker Ambassador was Antonio Esfandiari, and during the WSOP the site added Jason Somerville, Randy Dorfman, Jonathan Little, Lauren Kling, Gavin Griffin, Dan O’Brien, Phil Collins, and William Reynolds.
Here is a look at the Press Release announcing the hiring of Britt:
LAS VEGAS (July 25, 2013) – Government affairs and gaming professional Mike Britt has joined Ultimate Gaming, America’s first regulated online gaming operator, as vice president of market development and government affairs. He brings 10 years of experience in politics, legislative affairs and market development to the company.
MIKE BRITT JOINS ULTIMATE GAMING AS VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
In his new role, Britt will be responsible for new market development and legislative efforts to pave the way for operations in real money online gaming jurisdictions. He will help drive the specific strategies and execution plans for online gaming expansion within the United States and other global jurisdictions. Britt will work to effectively position Ultimate Gaming with proper legislation in new markets, which includes crafting legislation and reviewing gaming regulations.
Britt started his career on Wall Street but quickly made his way into the world of politics. He has worked on many successful campaigns across the United States, including spending a year as an associate director at the White House Office of Political Affairs during the George W. Bush administration. Before joining Ultimate Gaming, Britt served as vice president of community and government affairs for Wynn Resorts.
Ultimate Gaming made history on April 30, 2013, when it launched real money online poker at UltimatePoker.com, becoming the first company in the United States to offer legal and secure online poker. On July 11, Ultimate Gaming successfully completed the field trial for Ultimate Poker, receiving recommendation for approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Ultimate Poker offers an exhilarating and secure online poker experience to anyone age 21 and over located in the state of Nevada. Players in Nevada can play now at UltimatePoker.com, while any player in the world can sign up and deposit in advance of visiting Nevada.
About Ultimate Gaming/Ultimate Poker:
Ultimate Gaming represents a new breed of online gaming company backed by regulation and driven to create authentic entertainment experiences across online gaming platforms. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, the gaming and regulatory capital of the world, and was founded by four of the most prominent entrepreneurs in the city’s recent gaming and technology history. In 2011, Ultimate Gaming acquired CyberArts, allowing the company to create and maintain its own proprietary casino software complete with a clean regulatory slate.
Ultimate Poker is a licensed online poker room in the state of Nevada, leading the way through extraordinary service, best-in-class rewards, and a true-to-its-roots poker experience. Created by online poker specialists and backed by Las Vegas gaming leaders, Ultimate Poker brings fun back to the online felt by merging entertainment, competition, and the gaming lifestyle. Ultimate Poker is the exclusive online gaming partner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), the fastest growing sports organization in the world, and is the online poker product of Station Casinos, the preferred gaming destination for Las Vegas locals.
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