The license was approved unanimously by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
“We are pretty excited to enter the online gaming world,” said chief operating officer of South Point Poker Lawrence Vaughan. “This is an incredible step forward. It’s going to redefine gaming and what the state can do.”
Casino officials say they hope to launch the poker site sometime in October.
Monarch Interactive Inc. of Reno, which controls Atlantis Casino Resort in Northern Nevada, also received an operator’s license for online gambling recently.
South Point Casino Becomes First Licensed Casino in U.S. to Operate Online Intrastate Real Money Poker Site