As of today, Facebook launched its first online game with real money in Britain! It is an application named Bingo Friendzy.
The game will surely not interest the majority of poker players you are, but here, the news is interesting because it is the first time that we find games with real money online on Facebook, which is something meaningful.
Facebook currently attempts to find solutions to resume its action value. It should be noted that since the action of Facebook was launched on the stock exchange in May this year, it has lost 40% of its value.
The bingo game is accessible to users over 18 years only. A series of filters and protection measures are places to meet the problems of access to the game of minors and to avoid than players with unhealthy habits of game might not be able to access this application. For play money, users only have to use a valid credit card.
Remember that this game is accessible only for people who live in the United Kingdom.
Julien Codorniou, responsible for EMEA Gaming partnerships for Facebook says: "people love playing new games with their Facebook friends and the real money games are a popular leisure activity in the United Kingdom."
We are delighted to work with Gamesys to enable them to offer their games on Facebook."
The question that may be asked by reading this news, it is "there could be poker with real money on Facebook?" Currently, nothing the suggests us. Still, Facebook announced games slot machines with real money online in the coming weeks.
This is probably Zynga that could propose in the near future, i.e. early 2013.
As PokerCollectif had learned you a few weeks ago, Zynga has launched a tender to find its future platform. Among the companies that have applied, there would be GTECH G2 and Playtech. Do you know well Playtech because this company is responsible for the software used on the iPoker network (including Titan Poker, William Hill and Chile Poker, to name only these rooms).
With regard to GTECH G2, this company manages the International Poker (Yahoo! UK, Sporting Bet and Bet-at-Home).
We will keep you informed when other details are known.
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