Software Snapshots: South Point Poker's Real Gaming Software Snapshots: South Point Poker's Real Gaming
Key Takeaways
  • HTML5-only client for cross-platform play.
  • Social network features baked into the lobby.
  • Ultra-simplified player experience is unlikely to appeal to many.
  • Given the soft launch, a full critique appears premature.

This week, South Point Poker quietly soft-launched its online poker product for real money in Nevada, under its brand Real Gaming.

A player is prompted on a second screen to enter a profile, including gender, a short bio and, most interestingly, a 2+2 screen name. It marks the debut of an all new online poker client, developed in-house by the Real Gaming team. The product is certainly a unique take on online poker—the site is entirely browser-based, with a look and feel more akin to a simple social network than a real money gambling product.

“Much of the technology that exists today for interactive gaming is years old and was never designed with the future in mind,” reads a blurb on the Real Gaming website.

“By utilizing the latest technologies we are able to deliver new experiences to our customers like never before.”

Software Snapshots takes a closer look.