Real-money gambling comes to Facebook

Real-money gambling comes to Facebook

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Real money poker on Facebook could be a step closer to becoming a reality after the first bingo and slot app was launched on the social network yesterday.

The real-money Jackpotjoy Bingo and Slots Friendzy app has been created by developer Gamesys and is open to players in the UK players over the age of 18.

"People love playing new types of games with their friends on Facebook and real money gaming is a popular leisure activity in the UK," said Julien Codorniou, Head of EMEA Gaming Partnerships at Facebook. "We're delighted to be working with Gamesys to enable them to offer their games on Facebook so that people can enjoy playing more games with their friends."

The Friendzy app comprises of a series of 90 ball bingo and slots games which will offer UK-based Facebook players the chance to play with and win real money.

"As the UK's leading online Instant Win and Bingo operator we are committed to extending our products to a wider adult audience so we've reinvented our exclusive Bingo and Slots games to appeal to the UK Facebook community,” said Jackpotjoy Managing Director Michael Saunders, “This marks an exciting turning point for the industry and a milestone for the Gamesys business."

The poker industry will no doubt be keeping a close eye on the success of Facebook's new venture into real-money gambling.

Tags: Facebook