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Interactive Applies for NV Online Gaming License
list of brick and mortar casino owners applying for Nevada intrastate online gaming
licenses just keeps growing. Fertitta Interactive is the latest organization to
submit an application.
Interactive is partially owned by Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, owners of the popular
Station Casinos as well as the Ultimate Fighting Championship brand. Former Golden
Nugget owners Tim Poster and Tom Breitling also have a stake in Fertitta Interactive.
The company acquired software provider CyberArts in the fall of 2011 and they
are now taking steps to be a force in the online gambling world.
support the regulation of online poker, said Lorenzo Fertitta, founder of
Fertitta Interactive, in a Thursday press release. Our industry leading
software has a track record of complying with the strictest regulations in jurisdictions
around the world. Nevada has always been the leader in gaming regulation and were
pleased to file our application here. Our goal is to provide customers with the
best online gaming experience in a safe and well-regulated online environment.
currently supplies its Foundation Poker software to the free play site PurePlay
poker. Fertitta Interactive is now one of a dozen companies who have applied for
licenses along with brick and morter entities MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment,
Boyd Gaming, Monarch Casino, and South Point. Software providers Cantor Gaming,
IGT, 888 Holdings, Shuffle Master, Aristocrat Technologies, and Bally Technologies
have also applied for licenses.
announcement is the latest in a string of announcements from Las Vegas gaming
companies that indicate that regulated online gambling appears to be happening
in the near future. Earlier this week, Caesars Interactive and longtime European
partner 88 Holdings revealed they are expanding their partnership to include US
gaming. Online free money gaming juggernaut Zynga also hinted last month that
a real money venture could be a possibility in the future as well.
Interactive Submits Application to Nevada Gaming Control Board to be Licensed
to Operate Internet Poker
VEGAS, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fertitta Interactive LLC announced today that
it has submitted an application to the Nevada Gaming Control Board to be licensed
as an operator and service provider of Internet Poker. Fertitta Interactive has
been at the forefront of pursuing regulation for online poker since the company's
inception in 2010.
support the regulation of online poker," said Lorenzo Fertitta, founder of
Fertitta Interactive. "Our industry leading software has a track record of
complying with the strictest regulations in jurisdictions around the world.
has always been the leader in gaming regulation and we're pleased to file our
application here," he added. "Our goal is to provide customers with
the best online gaming experience in a safe and well-regulated online environment."
Established in 2010 by Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta,
Tom Breitling and Tim Poster, Fertitta Interactive works to build strong global
brands and businesses online. The group has worked together since the early 1990s,
when the Fertittas were investors in Travelscape, an online travel company that
was founded by Breitling and Poster and purchased by Microsoft's Expedia, Inc.
Casinos' founding family to remain in control: report
YORK - Bankrupt casino operator Station Casinos Inc. is likely to come out of
bankruptcy still remaining under control of its founding family, according to
bankruptcy judge determined that a group backed by founder Frank Fertitta's sons
Frank and Lorenzo, had made the only qualified bid in an auction for part of the
company, leaving them with reins while wiping out much of the company's $5.9 billion
in debt, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
Fertittas, who also own the Ultimate Fighting Championship business, had faced
opposition from dissident lenders and rival casino operator Boyd Gaming Co. --
in their attempt to keep control of the casino company's assets after it filed
for bankruptcy protection more than a year ago, the Journal said.
company, started with a single casino about a mile west of the Las Vegas Strip
in 1976, assumed $3.3 billion in additional debt when the two brothers took it
private with Colony Capital for $8.8 billion in 2007, just as the fortunes of
the casino market began to turn, according to the report. (Credit:
The Wall Street Journal).
Lesnar returns at UFC 116 Brock is back! Lesnar to defend belt against Carwin
at UFC 116
JULY 3, 2010 - Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Tickets on Sale Thursday,
May 13, at 10am PT
Vegas, NV (USA) One day before America watches fireworks to celebrate their
independence, the biggest heavyweight title fight ever will go off in Las Vegas.
Ultimate Fighting Championship® heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returns
to defend his heavyweight championship against interim title holder Shane Carwin
as Bud Light Presents UFC® 116: LESNAR vs CARWIN, live from the MGM Grand
Garden Arena on Saturday, July 3.
people wonder why the heavyweights capture the imagination of all fight fans,
its because of guys like Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin, said UFC President
Dana White. Not only are they great athletes and former national wrestling
champions, but they both have the ability to end a fight with one punch. This
is one of those fights that you wont be able to turn away from because it
can be over in a split second, and when its over, only one will walk away
as the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion of the world.
104: Machida vs. Rua Card Finalized
UFC’s return to Southern California is complete as the UFC has officially
confirmed the 9 remaining bouts on the card.
104 will feature a light heavyweight title bout between undefeated champion Lyoto
Machida and former Pride middleweight Grand Prix champion Mauricio “Shogun”
Cain Valasquez will also be taking on former IFL standout Ben Rothwell in the
remaining bouts that have been made official by the UFC are:
Neer vs. Gleison Tibau
Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher
vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Berry
Yushin Okami vs. Chael
Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons
Ryan Bader vs. Eric “Red”
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Razak Al-Hassan
Stefan Struve vs. Chase Gormley
104 will take place in the home of the 2008-2009 world champion Los Angeles Lakers,
STAPLES Center, on October 24th.
Belfort defeated Rich Franklin by KO at 3:02, R1.
dos Santos defeated Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic by verbal submission at
Daley defeated Martin Kampmann by TKO at 2:31, R1.
Koscheck defeated Frank Trigg by TKO at 1:25, R1.
Griffin defeated Hermes Franca by TKO at 3:26, R2.
Escudero defeated Cole Miller by KO at 3:36, R1.
Drwal defeated Drew McFedries by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:03, R2
Miller defeated Steve Lopez by TKO (injury) at :48 or R2.
Lentz defeated Rafaello Oliveira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Story defeated Brian Foster by submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:09 of R2
Marshall defeated Jason Brilz by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27).
Matyushenko defeated Igor Pokrajac by unanimous decision (30-27 on all scorecards).
Dos Anjos defeated Robert Emerson by unanimous decision (30-27 on all scorecards).
UFC 102 News
Lock Alert - Krzysztof Soszynski WILL Bust Up Brandon Vera
Legends - Couture vs. Nogueira at UFC 102
102 Vera vs. Soszynski - It’s Put Up or Shut Up for "The Truth"
102 Preview - Just How Good is Maia’s Striking?
Event Preview - Couture is going to Evict Nogueira from the UFC
vs. Rosholt - Take the Underdog at UFC 102
102 Fight of the Night - Jardine vs. Silva will be a WAR
Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organization,
currently recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered
in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by
UFC was started as a tournament to find the world's best fighters irrespective
of their style, and was based upon Brazilian vale tudo fighting. Although there
was a limited number of rules, the UFC was initially known as no holds barred
fighting and contests were often violent and brutal. Early UFC fights were less
sport than spectacle, which led to accusations of brutality and "human cock
fighting" by opponents. Political pressures eventually led the UFC into the
underground, as pay-per-view providers nixed UFC programming, nearly extinguishing
the UFC's public visibility.
political pressure mounted, the UFC reformed itself, slowly embracing stricter
rules, becoming sanctioned by state athletic commissions, and marketing itself
as a legitimate sporting event. Dropping the no holds barred label and carrying
the banner of mixed martial arts, the UFC has emerged from its political isolation
to become more socially acceptable, regaining its position in pay-per-view television.
a cable television deal and expansion into new markets within the United States
and Europe, the UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity,
along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen
on Spike TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.
stops Mir, St. Pierre wins at UFC 100 - 11th July 2009
Lesnar defended his heavyweight title in his uniquely brutish style at UFC 100
Saturday night, capping the sport's landmark weekend with a second-round stoppage
of Frank Mir.
Georges St. Pierre defended his welterweight title with a showcase of his inimitably
well-rounded mixed martial arts skills in an unanimous decision over Thiago Alves,
while Dan Henderson knocked out Michael Bisping with a single punch in a middleweight
upset as the UFC rolled its odometer into triple digits on a celebratory night
for the proliferating sport.
Lesnar (4-1) ended the main event with a relentless series of right hands into
the face of Mir, who handed Lesnar his only loss nearly 18 months ago.
Lesnar, a hulking former pro wrestler with a mercurial temperament, then taunted
his opponent while Mir was rising from the ground. He added a two-handed obscene
gesture to the booing sellout crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, putting
an entertaining but unflattering end on the highest-profile show in the sport's
There were no theatrics or poor sportsmanship from St. Pierre, the classy Canadian
star considered the UFC's pound-for-pound best. He was the superior fighter from
the start, winning every round on every scorecard while steadily punishing his
Brazilian opponent with punches, kicks and repeated takedowns in his third title
Nearly 16 years after MMA pioneer Royce Gracie won three fights in one night to
triumph at UFC 1 in Denver, the sport reached a centennial of sorts before a frenzied
sellout crowd in the UFC's hometown. The arena was packed well before the main
bouts, including some fans who apparently paid more than $40,000 online for resold
The league has grown from a bit player in a fringe pastime to an estimated $1
billion company, and the weekend's festivities reflected its success despite the
widespread skepticism it still faces from other sports fans and some states' lawmakers.
The 100th showcase was broadcast live in 75 countries, and thousands of fans without
tickets for the event packed into closed-circuit shows all along the Strip. Tens
of thousands attended the first UFC Fan Expo, immersing themselves in the lifestyle
built around the sport.
Lesnar, who turns 32 on Sunday, again moved upward in the eclectic trajectory
of a former college wrestler who performed in the WWE and briefly suited up for
the Minnesota Vikings before embarking on an MMA career just over three years
Mir (12-4) beat Lesnar with a knee bar at UFC 81, forcing Lesnar to tap
out 90 seconds into his second UFC fight. Lesnar, whose name recognition and menacing
approach earned him lightning-quick shots at the sport's biggest prizes, recovered
by beating Heath Herring and then stopping Randy Couture last November to claim
the heavyweight belt.
Lesnar used his 265 pounds to take position on top of Mir early, and Lesnar stayed
on top throughout a dull first round, throwing punches that mostly did little.
Mir made a bit of headway in the second, but was trapped against the octagon by
Lesnar, who kept throwing right hands until Mir's defense wilted.
"Keep booing! Keep booing!" Lesnar yelled to the largely unsympathetic
After dominating the first 14 minutes with several takedowns, St. Pierre
(19-2) knocked Alves onto his back with a punch late in the third. But St. Pierre
also injured his groin in the third, and Alves (22-5) managed to gain position
for the only time in the fight.
St. Pierre escaped and nearly finished it with a rear naked choke on Alves, who
lost for the first time in eight fights.
"When I was on my back, he pushed my leg down," St. Pierre said. "It
could have been a very bad night for me."
In the undercard showdown between the veteran fighters who served as coaches on
the past season of the UFC's popular television show, Henderson (25-7) flattened
Bisping with a spectacular right hand in the second round.
Henderson, a Californian who traded verbal barbs with Manchester native Bisping
over the past several months, pursued Bisping (18-2) around the octagon during
a largely stand-up fight until Bisping's defense slipped. Henderson then landed
another heavy right hand while Bisping was senseless and defenseless on his back
before the referee tackled him.
"What happened?" Bisping asked Wolfslair Academy training mate Rampage
Jackson as they walked to the locker room afterward.
to be shown on Australian television via Foxtel - Main Event TV
Fighting Championship® Events Launch in 2007 Australia on MAIN EVENT
LLC and MAIN EVENT Television today announced that the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
(UFC®) organization's live pay-per-view events will return to Australian televisions
and will betelecast throughout the country on the MAIN EVENT channel in 2007,
commencing with UFC 67: All OR NOTHING at 2.00pm EDT on Sunday, February 4, 2007.
highly popular UFC events, featuring the world's most recognizable mixed martial
arts fighters, are taking the world by storm with sell-out crowds and incredible
in Las Vegas, Nev (USA) the UFC is entering its fourteenth year of operation as
a professional mixed martial arts organization, and is currently expanding to
the United Kingdom and Europe.
to FOXTEL, AUSTAR and OPTUS residential subscribers, MAIN EVENT is the place for
pay-per-view events. The addition of the Ultimate Fighting Championship events
brings subscribers the best combat sports events available.
are pleased to bring the world's most exciting live sports event - the UFC - back
to fight fans throughout Australia," said (UFC President Dana White. "Through
MAIN EVENT all of our pay-per-view events will now be available to all of our
fans in Australia. We look forward to bringing them all the best fights as they
happen, as well as new and exciting ways that they can experience the UFC."
are delighted to have secured the Ultimate Fighting Championship events for MAIN
EVENT - they are a fantastic addition to the wide range of pay-per-view programming
offered by the channel to our subscribers," MAIN EVENT Channel Manager David
67: ALL OR NOTHING features the UFC Middleweight title bout between Anderson "The
Spider" Silva and Travis Lutter, as well as the UFC debuts of Quinton "Rampage"
Jackson vs. Marvin Eastman and Mirko "Cro Cop" vs. Eddie Sanchez.
(17-4), fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil, defeated Rich Franklin by first round
KO at UFC 64 to become the new UFC Middleweight Champion. He is an extremely well-rounded
fighter with phenomenal striking skills and is looking to make Lutter his first
successful title defense. Lutter (12-3) has fought all over the world including
Brazil, Denmark, Japan and England. He made his UFC debut with a victory over
Marvin Eastman at UFC 50 in October 2004. During The Ultimate Fighter 4, Lutter
used his world class Jiu- Jitsu skills to dominate all three rounds against Team
Mojo's Pete "Drago" Sell and punch his ticket to the finals in Las Vegas.
There, he submitted Canadian Patrick Cote by armlock at 2:18 of the first round.
"Cro Cop" is considered worldwide as one of the top heavyweights in
mixed martial arts today. Notorious for his devastating striking skills - especially
his high kicks -- which he used to knockout Aleksander Emelianenko and most recently
Vanderlei Silva, Mirko "Cro Cop" storms into the UFC ready to battle
anyone who dares to oppose him. Eddie Sanchez is a freestyle fighter with heavy
hands who always comes to bang. Undefeated with a 8-0 mixed martial arts record,
Sanchez is confident that if he lands his right hand the fight will be over and
he will have a marquis win over Mirko "Cro Cop" on his record.
"Rampage" Jackson is known and respected for his raw strength, power
slams and equal striking ability. He marches into the UFC with a motive and a
plan to capture the UFC light heavyweight crown. He is prepared to wipe out all
the top 205-pounders the UFC puts before him, and blaze a path to a much desired
title shot. Marvin Eastman is a mixed martial arts veteran who is recognized for
pushing the pace and for using his striking power to score ferocious knockouts.
He will step into the OctagonT ready to do battle with Jackson and establish his
name as a top fighter in the UFC.
67: ALL OR NOTHING will take place live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in
Las Vegas, NV (USA) on Saturday, February 3, 2006. Each month commencing in February,
2007 MAIN EVENT will broadcast UFC PPV Events Live from the USA commencing at
2.00pm EDT with a full replay at 6.30pm EDT.
and full details on each UFC PPV Event can be found at www.mainevent.com.au
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mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events.
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the UFC®
organization produces approximately eight live pay-per-view events annually that
are distributed through cable and satellite providers. In addition to its U.S.
distribution, UFC fight programs are distributed throughout the world including
broadcast on WOWOW, Inc. in Japan, Globosat in Brazil and Bravo in the United
Kingdom. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit www.ufc.com
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