Tag Archives: social gaming

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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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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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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Facebook: The conversion funnel

  Facebook Poker: A big funnel for conversion A company such as Caesars Entertainment Casino Group, which bought social game maker Playtika last year for $90 million, could draw new players into the fold by recruiting players for its free-to-play games on Facebook. Most of these will never spend a dime in the casino games. […]

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Who’s talking about Facebook? The answer: Everyone

  Everyone is talking about how gambling and Facebook are set to come together in a big way. The smart players in this game have already started making their move into this space. We’ve seen companies such as IGT’s purchase of Double Down Interactive and Caesar’s purchase of Playtika. This has left those companies, that […]

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Emerging Social Gaming Markets: Brazil

  Emerging Markets Part 2- Brazil! As talked about last week – Brazil has boomed from 13M up to 30M social network users over the past year, an increase that can’t be ignored if you are involved in the social space. With an adoption rate as such and an 11% rise in the number of […]

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Emerging Social Gaming Markets: The FACTS

Over the past 18 months advances in technology have seen many countries outside of the US and Western Europe experience huge growth in their levels of engagement on social networks. For example, Brazil has gone from 13M to 30M social network users in the past year, whilst Turkey has seen a 534% increase in social […]

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2012 – Social betting…have you thought about the opportunities?

  With one of the biggest sporting events to ever come to the UK  is set to launch in a year where consumers are becoming more bet savvy and trends continue to lean in favour of peer-to-peer, social and novelty bets. In just 24 weeks an estimated audience of one billion will be tuning in […]

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IGT acquire Double Down for $500 million

  IGT head into social gaming territory with their acquisition of Double Down DoubleDown™ Casino was launched in April 2010 and has since grown to be the largest virtual casino in the world and is rated as one of the top social media games by Facebook.  With 4.7 million monthly active users and an expanding portfolio […]

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