First legal online poker tourney won by Vegas man

May 10, 2013 |
In the first legal, real-money online poker tournament in the United States, Las Vegas local Daniel Healey took home $4,173 as the winner of UltimatePoker.com's first $10,000 Sunday Tournament.

“I have been keeping up with the news updates and poker blogs ever since Black Friday hit and was extremely excited to hear that legal online poker is here,” Healey told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

According to the Review-Journal, the popularity to get one of the 200 spots in the field was enough that the number will increase to 400 in the future, and double the prize pool to $20,000.

Players must be in the state of Nevada to gamble on the site.

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