Real Gaming, the South Point Casino-run Nevada online poker site, is set to expand its services by providing new deposit options in the Silver State. For any online poker room or operator, the market in the US hasn’t exactly been the easiest one in which to establish a base of operations.
The hope of expanding into multiple states promises these companies’ new players, increased traffic and, of course, a new way to acquire revenue. But since the launch of online gaming in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, problems have reared their ugly heads. Players wishing to access their accounts or deposit money into them have encountered roadblocks whether dealing with sites like Real Gaming or any others.
Despite the existence of regulated, legal online gaming in the US, some banks and credit card issuers still refuse to process gambling transactions. It has been one of the sorest spots on the market, aside from geolocation software issues. A few services like PayPal may be coming around to idea of accepting these transactions but in the wake of that, most players are left with e-wallet solutions or other similar services.
Real Gaming is hoping to make the process less of a hassle in Nevada by adding new deposit options from any 7-Eleven and Family Dollar store in the state.
Making It Simpler
Real Gaming has teamed up with the PayNearMe cash transaction network to give players more options when they want to deposit funds. Players now have the convenience of walking into a 7-Eleven or Family Dollar store and transferring money into their online poker accounts, and even shopping around for some snacks if they so choose.
Originally starting out life as SouthPointPoker.com, Real Gaming offered play money games in 2011. In February 2014, Real Gaming was launched as the third online operator in Nevada’s regulated online market. Ultimate Poker and market leader WSOP.com were the first to get started in the state. Even with the name change, Real Gaming is still supported by the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa on the South Strip in Las Vegas.
Quick Stop Funding
Players who want to try their hand at this new method of depositing have a few options available to them. To make a deposit at a 7-Eleven or Family Dollar store, players must download a payment barcode to their mobile device from RealGaming.com or print it out. The barcode can then be scanned at either store in Nevada and, once completed, the funds will be immediately deposited into the player’s Real Gaming account.
Players also have the ability to request a payment card from Real Gaming. This card can then be taken to a PayNearMe machine, where a player will swipe it and then deposit the appropriate amount of cash. Over 200 7-Eleven and Family Dollar locations are found throughout Nevada, in addition to the 17,000 stores in the US containing a PayNearMe machine.
Opening up PayNearMe and 7-Eleven as deposit options is one way Real Gaming hopes to impact Nevada’s online gaming market. After February’s soft launch, Real Gaming still trails its two other competitors in terms of market share. This move may grab the attention of players looking for an operator with multiple methods of depositing.
Real Gaming also offers deposits through ACH check, wire transfer, through mail and at South Point Casino’s land-based cashier. In August, the site became the first US-based operator to make its product available across every device, including iOS, Android, Windows and more. Using HTML5 technology, players don’t need to download any applications, aside from a mobile geolocation app and could play through browsers.