South Point’s RealGaming online poker site has been officially granted status to widen its marketing reach, after the Nevada Gaming Commission removed the ‘soft launch’ tag from the outfit, making it the third fully operational online poker room in Nevada.
It’s been a long, and interesting, journey for Michael Gaughan’s aspirations to be a player in the Nevadan online poker industry.
What started out as SouthPointPoker.com, back in 2011, is now officially the third online poker room to be granted a fully operational license, to offer real money online poker action in the state of Nevada.
The Gaming Control Board (GCB), met in Carson City, at the tail end of last week, to go through the results of RealGaming’s soft launch test phase, and the prognosis was good. The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) ticked all of the boxes, and RealGaming is in business.
It’s the third fully operational, regulated, online poker room in Nevada, after Station Casinos Ultimate Poker (UP) started the ball rolling back in April, 2013, and Caesar Interactive Entertainment’s (CIE) WSOP.com joined in Sept 2013. Treasure Island and 888.com are widely predicted to be the next two to join the fray, sometime in 2015.
The news marks an end of the eight-month test phase that saw RealGaming curtail their marketing efforts to the existing South Point customer base. Their ‘official’ status now allows them to oil the marketing machine and see if they can attract even more players to their site.
Real Gaming is the only online poker room in the U.S. that offers their product across all known devices (meaning they offer a Linux version). This is made possible because RealGaming uses HTML5 technology to provide a non-downloadable product.
In September 2014, Real Gaming announced a partnership with the electronic cash payment network, PayNearMe, that saw their deposit options increase to allow players to load their accounts using cash in any 7-Eleven stores.