UFCThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books.
UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.
Fertitta Interactive hopes to capture a share of a multibillion dollar market. According to H2 Gaming, a London-based research firm, the U.S. online poker market will exceed $4.3 billion, assuming federal legislation is passed and every relevant state opts in.
"We would prefer an online poker-only bill, which would make all other games illegal," Breitling said. "We think that's the right way for this to play out. But it's moving very quickly on a state-by-state approach."
Before April 15, 2011 - also known as Black Friday when the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker - the online poker market in the U.S was more than $3.5 billion, claiming more than 6 million individual accounts.
Another massive legalization battle for the Fertitta brothers to fight.