Michael Gaughan, owner of the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, has unveiled SouthPointPoker.com, the first free play site approved for a Nevada regulated casino in the United States. The legal and free poker site has been available to South Point Hotel’s Club members since the beginning of the month, and was introduced to the state residents last week.

“SouthPointPoker.com proves Nevada is at the forefront of the regulated gaming market. It’s a great accomplishment and honor to offer the first online poker room branded by a Nevada-licensed, land-based casino property,” said Gaughan, who made news earlier this year when he became the first Las Vegas casino operator to come out publicly in support of online gaming. “Much like the overall quality we deliver at South Point, SouthPointPoker.com will offer our online players a top-notch experience, big action and the best in customer service."

Hosted on a Zen Entertainment platform, SouthPointPoker.com will offer a $10,000 Main Event seat every week with daily qualifying tournaments; up to an additional $100,000 in cash and prizes each month; and daily tie-in promotions allowing players to win online.

The site can be accessed atwww.SouthPointCasino.com.