Real Gaming has yet to make much of a splash in Nevada’s online poker market, but is hoping that may change by adding 7-Eleven and Family Dollar convenience stores as a new deposit option for players.
The RealGaming.com website now allows players to choose the 7-Eleven deposit method by making a simple mouse-click and obtaining a barcode number. That number needs to be printed out or written down and taken to the nearest 7-Eleven convenience store where the number will be scanned and player deposits accepted through the PayNearMe network.
Real Gaming trails competition but trying harder
Funds will be deposited instantly for use at Real Gaming, the third website launched in the Silver State following Ultimate Poker (UP) and WSOP.com. Currently, that Nevada online poker market finds WSOP.com with over 60% of the action, while UP’s share consists of the rest, according to PokerScout. Real Gaming is still establishing its footing after a February soft launch.
Real Gaming had permitted deposits through either wire transfer, check by snail mail, electronic (ACH) check, or the South Point Casino cashier cage before adding Family Dollar and 7-Eleven stores to the mix. That increases player convenience substantially, considering that over 200 locations are sprinkled throughout Nevada.
South Point, as many will remember, received the first online poker license in Nevada and was planning an Internet poker launch before being beaten to the punch by UP. South Point eventually did launch after first creating new software that allows online poker to be played on mobile devices without requiring a download.