South Point has begun the “soft launch” for its online poker site Realgaming.com, making it the third online poker site in the state.
The site is owned by longtime casino executive Michael Gaughan. The site joins Station Casinos’ Ultimate Poker and Caesars Entertainment’s World Series of Poker sites in Nevada.
Real Gaming is using its own software for the site. The company received its license in Nevada in 2012, but has only now gone live. A “soft launch” is a period where the site’s software is tested and reviewed by state regulators.
In a press release, Real Gaming said it is the first site in Nevada that can accommodate mobile devices.
“Real Gaming is the first entrant to the mobile gaming platform in Nevada. Real Gaming offers a safe, regulated and exciting online environment. Built from fresh, new software created specifically by Real Gaming, players of all levels can now easily access Real Gaming on their smart phone, tablet or computer, anywhere in Nevada from any browser,” the release said.
Real Gaming users can play on PC and Mac, but also on their tablets and smart phones. There is game-play for all levels of players starting at just 1¢/2¢ and going up to high-stakes games, the company said in its release.
“The true differentiator of Real Gaming is that players can access the site on any device, anywhere and anytime,” said Lawrence Vaughan, who developed the site for the company. “We felt that this was the top priority to bring to online poker playing. We are 100-percent focused on player experience and accessibility.”
The entry of a third online poker site means the state Gaming Control Board will begin releasing online revenue figures in its monthly reports. Nevada’s policy states that there must be at least three operators in a market to report the online poker numbers.