Gambling the Farmville May Be in Your Future: Online Gaming Goes After Real Cash
The fuzzy line between gaming and gambling online is getting fuzzier: the Silicon Valley developers behind popular social media marketing games like Farmville, Mafia Wars and Words with Friends have sent applications for a Nevada online license that is gambling. San Francisco-based leading social media games designer Zynga says they are after market styles and wish to be prepared when online gambling becomes legal in key states such as Nevada, nj and Delaware to make the most of their market that is potential share.
‘There is no question there was great interest from a myriad of people in games of chance, whether it’s for real cash or virtual rewards,’ said CEO of Zynga, Mark Pincus. The company failed to meet revenue expectations a year ago and is looking to gambling dollars online as being a new marketing strategy. They are not the only social media gaming app developers to do so, either.
It Just Makes Dollars and Sense
The shift to video gaming for dollars from just gaming that is plain enjoyable is a practical one: it means more revenues for gaming app developers. While the U.K. is already enjoying real-money gaming, it’s inevitable that similar trend will come to America once imminent legalization takes place in a couple of key states.
‘Gambling in the U.S. is controlled by a few land-based casinos plus some powerful Indian casinos,’ said Chris Griffin, CEO of the London-based Betable, a com Continue reading Ferguson Loses Big Hand to Feds in Final Full Tilt Showdown