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.
Another entrant into the social gambling space – but RocketFrog wants to leverage users of the Facebook platform by offering social tournaments with the chance to win real prizes. This differs quite from the existing offerings of users getting rewards by socialising with friends or earning a few virtual badges or points.
Enthusiasm for the intersection of social gaming and online gambling has obviously ruled this year´s GIGSE (the Global iGaming Summit and Expo). Mergers have just taken off (like IGT´s purchase of Down Interactive) and will even increase in the future as Social Gaming meeting real Gambling might be the high ground of the future.