There are already a lot of people who are anticipating the legalization of online poker in America. A number of land based casinos in the US are preparing for the news once online poker is once and for all deemed legal in US soil. In preparation for the legality of online poker, they have opened free play poker websites, which means that these casinos are planning on making money through these sites once the news comes out.
South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa – Online
The two major casinos involved in releasing these free to play sites are South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa from Las Vegas, and Barona Resort and Casino from San Diego California. The South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa announces that the will be launched free to play online poker site will probably be of the same name which will operate on the Zen Entertainment Network and people could expect it to be released in a couple of weeks or so. Zen Entertainment made a few purchases of sites that offer poker rooms, including CardPlayerPoker.com and SpadesClub.com. All the games on the planned site are said to be free and people won’t have to pay a membership fee as the site will most likely be supported by sponsors and advertising.
Barona Resort and Casino – Online
Much like South Point, Barona Resort and Casino is also planning on making an online destination for free poker rooms online. The poker site will be free for club Barona members and they will also have the chance of winning cash and other prizes including night stays at their hotel, a game of golf at Barona’s own Championship Barona Creek Gold Club, gift certificates, and more without having to pay for fees to join the games. The poker room will be making use of the GTECH G2 technology which will guarantee stable play. Among the variations of poker games included in the site include Texas Hold’Em, Omaha, Seven Card Stud, and more. There will also be tournaments wherein players will be given the chance to participate without having to pay any fees.
These two land based casinos are preparing for the day that online poker will be legalized in the US. Once that day comes, they will have a head start in the industry with an already developed community online.