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First Real-Money Online Poker Room Set to Launch in U.S.

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Nevada casinos appeared to be the first out of the chute to offer real-money online gaming in the United States when South Point Hotel and Casino received a historic online poker license back in August. But GEObet Gambling Network's recent press release changes the online poker landscape in who's on first. GEObet is an online gambling technology and services provider and they plan to launch an online poker room for Native American tribal casinos in November.

“GEObet is helping Native American tribes to fulfill the natural extension of their rights as sovereign lands to bring their casino gambling businesses into the new millennium,” said CEO of the GEObet Network Gerry Gionet. “As competition for land based gaming gets fiercer, all land based casino groups, whether they are in California, Nevada or anywhere else in North America, will bring their businesses online. Tribal gaming has the right to protect its interests and compete with state and private casino groups.”

The plan is to bring various Native American tribes in to share player pools and progressive online slots according to Gionet. “If tribal nations and tribal casino groups join forces, they will create the largest gaming force in the world. We want to open tribal gaming up to a world-wide audience, and reach far beyond the players within a three hour car ride of tribal lands.”

The press release continued: “Gionet also wants tribes to benefit from the ancillary benefits available from their launching online gaming businesses. His goals include bringing employment and technical education to tribal lands, as well as developing a high-tech services industry to support the tribal gaming network. This would include developing server facilities on tribal lands and creating jobs in Internet security, computer programming, web design and other services utilized by online gaming companies.”

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