Ultimate Gaming was established in 2010 by Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta and Tom Breitling. The group, who had worked together on various projects for more than two decades looked to combine their casino and technology experience with a wealth of gaming and sports entertainment assets to create a new, next generation, gaming company.
The goal of Ultimate Gaming is and always has been to bridge the gap between land based casinos and online gaming to bring our players the Ultimate Gaming Experience.
Our Executive team brings years of experience and a history of success in all aspects of gaming and entertainment.
Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta
Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta are Las Vegas based entrepreneurs. Together they grew their family business from one casino into Station Casinos, Inc. consisting of 10 gaming and resort destinations and 8 casinos.
In 2001 they purchased the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and have since turned the UFC into the fastest growing sports organization in history and largest provider of pay-per-view live entertainment.
Frank and Lorenzo next partnered to establish Fertitta Entertainment in 2009 to provide gaming management services and participate in new ventures. Fertitta Entertainment and UFC are clear examples of the Fertitta brothers proven track record of creating successful media and entertainment ventures.
Tom Breitling – Co-Founder and Chairman
The journey began in 1993, when Breitling moved to Las Vegas with $100 in his pocket and joined his business partner, Tim Poster, to help run the startup company Las Vegas Reservation Systems, Inc. (LVRS), the precursor of Travelscape.com. They capitalized on the growth of Las Vegas and of the Internet, propelling sales to $104 million in 1999. A year later, the partners oversaw the acquisition of Travelscape by Expedia, Inc., in a deal valued at more than $100 million. In 2004, with their first venture into the gaming business, Breitling and Poster acquired the Golden Nugget hotel-casino properties in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, for $215 million and became the youngest casino owners in the state. They successfully brought back personalized service and “Vintage Vegas” glamour back to downtown. Their unique style of operation later became the subject of the Fox TV reality show, “The Casino.” In September 2005, the pair sold the Golden Nugget to Landry’s Restaurants Inc. for approximately $340 million. Breitling published his autobiography, “Double or Nothing,” in 2007 and worked at Wynn Resorts with Steve Wynn from 2008 to 2010.
Tobin Prior – Chief Executive Officer
Tobin Prior has extensive senior executive level experience in the international gaming & tourism industry around the world. In his previous capacity as President of the International Gaming Division for Kerzner International, Tobin has worked extensively with partners, regulators and authorities across the world.
Chris Derossi – Chief Technology Officer
Chris Derossi has over 20 years of leadership at leading technology companies. He is considered a world-class architect and is the pioneering force behind the creation of the internet poker product. He spent several years at Apple Computer, culminating in a role of chief architect, responsible for the team that developed Macintosh Operating System version 7.01. He oversees the Development Team, which has been responsible for platform development from inception.
Joe Versaci – Chief Marketing Officer
Joe Versaci is a professional consultant with more than a decade of experience in the online gaming industry. He has held senior positions in marketing and operations for some of gaming’s largest and most prestigious companies as well as been a successful gaming entrepreneur as the founder of multiple gaming related web portals. Respected as a creative and strategic thinker, he is an avid poker player with a key understanding for the industry as a whole and has a unique point of view on the future of online poker in North America.