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A Virtual Game with Real Life Networks

Empire Avenue is a social media game that was developed in 2009 and claims to be “the social media rocket fuel you've been looking for”. It’s used by social media professionals to expand networks and to engage with current events. The main reason that this is probably a game that you haven’t heard crazed about […]

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The Twitter Influence War: Paddy Power Vs. Bet365

A few weeks ago we looked at Paddy Power and how they rule the social media landscape but the question is which famous bookmaker does a better job in social media? Based on engagement, determined by brand mentions, in the past month, Paddy Power blows Bet365 away. Paddy Power does a tremendous job interacting with their user base on multiple […]

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Mobile gambling set to boom – are you ready?

  Casinos, Lotteries & Betting 2012-2017 report predicts mobile will move from a retentive to acquisitive channel   Global annual wager via mobile handsets and Tablets will rise to $100bn by 2017, from less than $20bn last year, according to a report from Juniper Research. That surge will be helped along by a rise in social […]

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Gamesys launch real money gambling on Facebook

We’ve been waiting for it to happen since January and finally it’s here – the first Facebook app that allows real money gambling! Bingo Friendzy is a bingo app that has been delivered by independent gaming partner Gamesys, Facebook confirmed this partnership will also extend to offer virtual slots on the social network.   Only […]

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Inside myVegas

  Combining real world casinos with virtual resorts and social games Source: Insidesocialgames   Developer Playstudios is getting ready to break in to the social casino scene with myVegas, a social casino game that incorporates light city-management mechanics and substantial real-world rewards. The title marks MGM International Resorts’s first foray into the social game scene, […]

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Facebook cuts out the middle man – no more Facebook Credits

  Facebook announced this month that they are doing away with Facebook Credits and transitioning to local currency. As well doing away with their currency they are also allowing businesses and app developers to offer subscription billing instead of just one-time payments. ‘By supporting pricing in local currency, we hope to simplify the purchase experience, […]

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Google+ Social Gaming Failure

  Worries about Google + as a social gaming platform Although Google+ has the potential to be the next big social platform it has struggled to make any headway on other channels, in fact a lot of consumers are still unsure of how to use Google+ to their advantage. They haven’t made their USP clear […]

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Zynga Poker takes reign of Facebook Games

  Zynga Poker – Offically the #1 game on Facebook What does this mean for changing attitudes and behaviour towards gambling and how can gaming brands capitalise on this? Although it may seem irrelevant that another Zynga title has taken the top spot in Facebook games, it’s important to remember that CityVille has been the […]

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Unleashing Playhem Poker

  Playhem – is it the answer to making real money from poker based on social game mechanisms? www.insidepokerbusiness.co.uk When it comes to the current state of the poker industry, there are few analysts who have been as vocal as InsidePoker Business columnist Kim Lund. For months, Lund has been railing about the 'de- gamification' […]

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Bwin.Party Billion Dollar Facebook Venture

Bwin.party is the next giant to take the leap into the social gaming sphere, paying $23m to buy gaming contracts and engineering resources from two social gaming companies and plans to invest another $27m over the next two years. CEO Jim Ryan and Norbert Teufelberger say that the group “are focused on building a meaningful […]

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