Friday July 26,2013 : ULTIMATE GAMING HIRES NEW MARKETING AND POLITICAL EXEC
Mike Britt well versed in marketing development and political liaison
Ultimate Gaming, the parent company of Nevada's first legal and licensed online poker operator Ultimate Poker, has announced the appointment of Mike Britt as vice president of government affairs and market development.
Britt brings 10 years of experience in politics, legislative affairs and market development to the company, a statement from Ultimate Gaming reveals.
"Britt will be responsible for new market development and legislative efforts to pave the way for operations in real money online gaming jurisdictions," the statement advises. "He will help drive the specific strategies and execution plans for online gaming expansion within the United States and other global jurisdictions, working to effectively position Ultimate Gaming with proper legalization in new markets, which includes crafting legalization and reviewing gaming regulations."
Although he began his post graduate career on Wall Street, Britt quickly made his way into the world of politics, and has worked on many successful campaigns across the United States, including spending a year as an associate director at the White House Office of Political Affairs during the George W. Bush administration. Before joining Ultimate Gaming, he served as vice president of community and government affairs for Wynn Resorts.
The appointment of Britt coincided Thursday with an announcement by Ultimate Gaming that following a ninety day trial period it has now been given the final and complete approval of the Nevada Gaming Commission for its real money online poker product Ultimate Poker.
Ultimate Gaming chief executive officer Tobin Prior commented:
“Not only was Ultimate Gaming the first company in field trial and the first to launch live play, but today we became the first to receive final approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The board set extensive regulatory requirements for online poker in the state, and we are thrilled that our product has met and exceeded these standards.”
Ultimate Poker has already dealt almost 10 million hands, and has announced that its subsidiary Cyberarts software will be upgraded soon.