Facebook is fast becoming the host of real-money gambling games (RMG) as more Internet gaming operators are bringing their RMG platforms to the social network site. After Gamesys’ “Bingo & Slots Friendzy”, followed by 888’s “Bingo Appy” and “Magic888 Casino” and “Bonza Slots” by Bonza Gaming, the future additions will be “Paddy Power In-Play!”, “ZyngaPlusPoker” and “ZyngaPlusCasino.”
Paddy Power In-Play!
This will be Facebook’s first real-money sportsbetting offer, for which a trial version of a desktop application is about to launch in the weeks ahead. Paddy Power’s technological capabilities will gratify legal-aged UK players, as they will have an extensive menu of sporting events on which to place wagers, while interacting with their circle of FB friends and other users.
“ZyngaPlusPoker” and “ZyngaPlusCasino”
Although Facebook already has “ZyngaPoker” to offer as social gaming content, Zynga’s recently unveiled RMG platform, will add more novelty to FB’s array of RMG offerings to UK-based FB users, aged 18 and above. ZyngaPoker, as a social game, merely allows users to win or lose with virtual chips, albeit players have to purchase the chips with real money.
The “ZyngaPlusPoker” and “ZyngaPlusCasino” platforms are of the online gambling genre, in which UK’s FB users will have to open a real-money account with Zynga’s web-partner Bwin. That way, FB players can have direct access to an online deposit for purposes of buying chips or placing of wagers, as well as cashing out winnings gained from playing Zynga’s RMG at the social network site.
Still, just like all other regulated Internet gambling games, these Facebook RMG offerings are subject to tight regulations by UK’s gaming commission and must first pass regulatory approval before going live. Operators have to ensure that their systems have the ability to implement strict age- and geolocation-verification measures, among FB players.