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Golden Riviera Casino Brings Real Money Gambling to Facebook Users

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Golden Riviera Casino has revolutionized the way their fans access their online casino by integrating a playing platform into their Facebook Fan Page. This allows players to place real wagers without leaving Facebook - a true first in the industry.


Since its launch on Monday, the Golden Riviera Casino has seen thousands of visits to its in-line casino platform with positive remarks from many players. The evolution seems to be very well received.


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Zynga Takes Pounding and Japan bans kompu gacha

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Japanese authorities officially declared ‘kompu gacha’ social games illegal on Friday. The Daily Yomiuri, which broke the news earlier this month that the Consumer Affairs Agency was studying the virtual-card-collecting games, reported that the authorities had determined the games employed a banned sales method known as ‘cards combination’. A kompu gacha ban takes effect July 1, but Japan’s leading social game firms have already announced they would stop offering the games by the end of May.


Stateside, shares in social game company Zynga took a beating on the day Facebook shares made their Nasdaq debut. After all the IPO hype, Facebook shares closed up a meager 1% from their $38 opening price – and even that reportedly required substantial share purchases by underwriters late in the day – but Zynga fell 13% to $7.16. The shares were down 20% at one point, and trading was halted twice, although part of that involved the Nasdaq system itself buckling under the strain of all that underwriter face-saving activity.

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Vasileios Volikakis's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:44 AM

Stateside, shares in social game company Zynga took a beating on the day Facebook shares made their Nasdaq debut. After all the IPO hype, Facebook shares closed up a meager 1% from their $38 opening price – and even that reportedly required substantial share purchases by underwriters late in the day – but Zynga fell 13% to $7.16. The shares were down 20% at one point, and trading was halted twice, although part of that involved the Nasdaq system itself buckling under the strain of all that underwriter face-saving activity.

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Casino Game Makers Outline a Winning Strategy on Facebook

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Casino Game Makers Outline a Winning Strategy on FacebookAll Things DigitalSatchell said the idea is to enable cross-platform gaming experiences, so that players can connect to games before, during and after visits to casinos.


Remember, the house always wins.


Increasingly, that phrase can be applied not only to Las Vegas casinos, but also to Facebook, which takes a 30 percent cut of game developers’ revenues for the right to be on the social network.


“Facebook is almost the same business [as casinos],” said Chris Satchell, CTO and EVP of research and development at International Game Technology, which makes both traditional casino games and social games. “Facebook has real estate and customers, just like the casinos.”Since 1981, IGT has been developing and manufacturing slot and video poker machines for casinos. Some of its games include recognizable brand names such as Wheel of Fortune, Big Buck Hunter, The Hangover and Sex and the City. Now, the casino game-maker is trying its hand at social games.


To make the leap, in January IGT acquired Seattle-based Double Down Interactive for $500 million. This week, the company launched their latest social game, called American Idol Slot, within Double Down’s casino on Facebook, which ranks in the top 25 by drawing 5.4 million gamers a month...

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Zynga Shares Fall 17% on Shrinking Facebook Gamer Ranks

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This week, Zynga Poker became the number one game on Facebook, displacing another Zynga title, Cityville. CityVille has essentially ruled the roost since 2011, making the poker app’s triumph that much more impressive. Then again, a closer look at the numbers compiled by AppData indicates that Zynga Poker’s coronation had less to do with its growing popularity – it actually lost 300k daily and monthly active users over the past week – and more to do with Cityville’s waning fan base. In fact, Zynga games as a whole saw an 8.2% slump in daily active users in May.


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Slot maker IGT seeksfuture in online gaming via Facebook

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Las Vegas casinos might not be the only ones betting on the legalization of online gaming, according to an article on The Wall Street Journal’s All Things D website. Social networking giant Facebook might also be playing a big hand...


Facebook takes a 30 percent cut of the money that game developers make from games they’ve created for the social networking site, the report says.

Slot machine manufacturers like Nevada-based International Game Technology are trying their luck in the world of social networking by creating games for a virtual casino, a free application on Facebook, the report says.


Right now the Wire Act of 1961 outlaws bets on sporting events, but depending on the state not all events and contests are prohibited, according to the report.

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