Real Gaming, previously known as South Point Poker has completed testing, is over the soft launch period and is set to become the third real money online poker site in Nevada. This comes after an extensive testing period of no less than 8 months, however final approval has now been given by the Nevada Gaming Control Board meaning that Real Gaming online and mobile poker is now fully operational.
Real Gaming poker will be taking on WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker in the state and has also recently revelaed alternative depositing methods for players wishing to hit the felt. Players in Nevada may now, as well as depositing online, can also make their payments at 7 Eleven and Family Dollar stores, paying with cash and using the PayNearMe transaction network. We have to be honest and state that this payment method sounds a little more convenient than it actually is, and players need to download or print off a barcode from Real Gaming, which is then scanned at the convenience store as the cash is paid. While it may not be the fastest payment method you’ll ever use, it does at least allow you to safely fund your account, and if you’re a mobile poker player then it’s a valid option.
That’s 3 sites now competing for a relatively small amount of players, however there is still hope that interstate compacts will be made in the future, hopefully boosting the available player pool. Players outside of Nevada can of course get their action at any other the offshore poker rooms that cater for US players, the biggest of which is Bovada Poker, and new players to Bovada will get a great 100% up to $1,000 welcome deal.