When Ultimate Poker Nevada closed, it had been managing to fill an average of around 60 cash game seats, well under its lifetime peak of over 200.

When Ultimate Poker Nevada closed, it had been managing to maintain an average of around 60 cash game seats, well under its lifetime peak of over 200.

CEO Tom Breitling explained that the US approach to legalizing online gaming state by state “has created an extremely cost-prohibitive and challenging operating environment …. These factors have combined to make the path to profitability very difficult and uncertain.”

There are several other big name poker rooms currently operating with similar or even lower levels of traffic than Ultimate Poker—nevertheless, for different reasons, each of them is unlikely to close.