In preparation of being Nevada’s first legal Internet poker site, South Point Poker has posted job openings on their website seeking qualified employees.
In addition to a graphic artist and customer service representatives, the Silver State company also seeks software developers and a pair of poker investigators. The site lists 17 job opportunities available that will assist in the development and operation of SouthPointPoker.com. Although not mentioned at the South Point website, a recent press release listed blogger position openings as well.
We are recruiting the very best talent to join our new online gaming company, South Point Hotel Casino and Spa owner Michael Gaughan said.
South Point Poker has allowed us to not only create jobs in Las Vegas, but provide new and exciting career opportunities for Nevada’s economy.
A couple months ago, South Point made history as the first Silver State licensee of online poker in the category of operator. The company also received approval in the manufacturing and service provider categories. With nearly a dozen applicants already rubber-stamped by Nevada gaming officials, South Point is thus far the only company who will not be partnering up with other companies in order to develop, operate and maintain an online poker site. All the functions necessary in the performance of the South Point Poker site will be handled in-house.
Recent statistics for July released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor show unemployment in Nevada to be at 12 percent–the highest in the nation–and an increase from 11.6% over the previous month. While the new jobs offered at South Point and from other Nevada casinos in the coming months as a result of intrastate online poker regulations will undoubtedly help the Silver State’s dismal employment numbers, the full effect of Internet poker legalization on the job market remains unclear.
Our marketing, customer service and compliance departments offer new job opportunities to set the tone for the future of online, real-money poker, said South Point’s chief operating officer, Lawrence Vaughan.
With the constant advancements of technology, the South Point Poker team will have the opportunity to challenge their creativity on a daily basis and develop an evolving product to fully satisfy the emerging online poker community.
South Point Poker had the foresight to operate a free-play online poker site since October of last year to get a head start in developing a customer base. Though no fixed date for the launch of the country’s first real-money online site has been announced, the latest estimates point to a time frame of sometime this fall. South Point has been undergoing extensive testing by independent laboratories to make sure that the software complies with stringent regulations mandated by gaming officials. Once testing has been completed and the license fee of $500,000 paid, the virtual switch for online poker can be turned on.