That´s what I call a good sales to retail for its first day of release….. And Call of Duty is also Gamestop´s most pre-reserved next gen title for Xbox One and PS4.
The toy maker buys 70% of the Colorado-based mobile game developer for USD 112 million in cash. Backflip is well known for games like DragonVale and Paper Toss and reportedly nearing USD 100 million in annual revenues (primarily from iOS products). The company´s games have been downloaded 300 million times so far.
It might take a while, but Zynga set the first step for the application of an online real money gambling license in Nevada. The second important strategic move after partnering with bwin.party in the U.K. to roll out a real money gaming platform there in 2013.
With more than one million monthly active players, the Big Fish Fun Casino is quite popular in the mobile social space. Now it adds real-money play to its UK Casino.
Zynga and Bwin.party are joining partnership to launch online casino offerings in the first half of 2013 – including a FarmVille-branded betting game.
But this time it looks like that Mr. Toney tries to gamble for maximising his pay-check.
The U.S. being the biggest market now with 35,4 million monthly social casino players, followed by Europe – and expected to grow to USD 2,4 billion by 2015. The average social casino gamer spent USD 78,- in July this year, which is nearly double the monthly ARPU of an average social gamer (USD 43,-)
After Facebook allowing real-money gambling into its walled garden (with Gamesys´ Bingo & Slots Fiendzy), Big Fish Casino will be the first mobile real-money gambling app for IOS (at least for the UK). App users outside the UK will be able to share chips across different games, chat and give virtual gifts.
If this is true, it´s going to heavily change the gambling-software landscape – despite the fact that this has been a long-expected move anyways.
“BamPoker encourages active user engagement and strong community spirit, something we feel has been missing from the online poker world,” said BamPoker co-founder and CEO Elton Pereira.”
– Seems like some true comment about the new Facebook Poker-experience….
Full story: Pamela Anderson launches Bampoker : The iGaming Post.