Hustler Casino launches free online gaming site after FBI Internet poker crackdown


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The empty space left behind by the FBI’s crackdown on three major online poker sites is already being filled –- by Hustler.

Hustler Casino launched its own online gaming site on the same day federal authorities indicted and began to shut down prominent poker hubs Absolute Poker, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.


“It’s just one of those phenomenal coincidences that happen very rarely in a marketer’s career where something so monumental occurs in the online gaming community as what happened today,” said Al Underwood, marketing director for Hustler Casino in Gardena. “It opens up a space for us, and people who enjoy this online activity at least have a place to go that is familiar, legal and safe.”

The difference, according to owner Flynt Management Group, is that Hustler Casino’s site is free to use and doesn’t require players to stake and win real money. Instead, games are based around a point system that goes toward eventual prizes.

The site, according to the company, has been in development for months.

The focus is on no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em. “Thousands upon thousands” of people could end up visiting, Underwood said.

-- Tiffany Hsu