After only three months in operation online UltimatePoker.com dealt its ten-millionth hand of real money online poker at 10:22 a.m. PST today. The ten millionth hand was played at a 25-cent / 50-cent no limit hold ‘em table.
The players who was dealt that hand, "SteveKelly," won $6.85 with an ace high during the hand. But because he was also the ten-millionth hand dealt UltimatePoker.com gave him an additional $5,000 prize to celebrate the milestones. In addition, each remaining player at the table also received $500 for taking part in the hand. When it hit its nine-millionth hand, Ultimate Poker gave away $23,000 during a series of 21 cash prizes leading up to the 10-millionth hand.
Ultimate Gaming was the first company in the United States to offer legal and secure online poker in April. On July 25, it received final approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission for its real money online poker game.
UltimatePoker.com is only available in Nevada where online gambling is legal. Other states that allow online real-money gambling include Delaware and New Jersey.