South Point Poker Overview
Note: South Point Poker is not yet live for real money play. They are due to open sometime in late 2012 or early 2013. Therefore, the review you see here is speculation. It is based on our research and how we feel the site will be ran. Everything will be updated once South Point is live!
Introduced in October, 2012, SouthPoint is the first website affiliated with a brick-and-mortar casino in the United States to legally allow U.S. citizens to play poker on the Internet. Even though only Nevada’s residents and visitors are currently allowed to play poker at SouthPoint, its owner, Michael Gaughan, has repeatedly discussed his plans to partner with other states and foreign countries to increase SouthPoint’s online player pool when it becomes permissible to do so.
Licensed and regulated by the state of Nevada, SouthPoint uses software it developed itself to power its colorful poker room. With graphics based on the South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa’s physical poker room, players will feel like they are playing cards in an actual casino when they visit SouthPoint.
Setting up an account with SouthPoint only takes as long as you need to type in some personal information and choose a screen name. While it’s not required, SouthPoint does let you upload your own personal avatar if you want to.
Once your account is set up, you can visit the website’s lobby, which decorated with a colorful combination of golds, reds, and burgundies. SouthPoint lists all of its ongoing cash games and tournaments, as well as upcoming competitions, in its lobby and gives you tools to sort and filter the list so you can find a game that you want to participate in.
By far, the most popular game that is played at SouthPoint is NL Texas Hold’em. While you’ll be able to find NL Hold’em games at various stakes no matter when you visit SouthPoint, you may have trouble finding any other type of poker game during off-peak hours. The other types of poker games you can enjoy at SouthPoint include Five Card Stud, Seven Card Stud, Omaha, and Omaha Hi/Lo, among others.