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Apple to allow real money gaming app in iTunes

Aug 21, 2012   //   by admin   //   Online Gaming  //  Comments Off on Apple to allow real money gaming app in iTunes

As the Online Gaming laws are chaning in the USA, Apple has made announcement that is sure to rock the real money gaming industry.

Following the news that Facebook was going to allow real money gaming for users in the UK, Apple announced that they will allow real money gaming apps in their hugely popular iTunes store.  Users in regulated markets, currently UK only, will be allowed to access real money games on the iPhone for the first time ever.

Big Fish Games logoSeattle based company, Big Fish Games, has been named as the first game provider for the launch.  Working in conjunction with Betable Ltd, a London based company, they will introduce the mobile gaming apps to the UK audiences later this year. Not far behind, industry giants Zynga, have also made a public statement that they plan on having online casinos live in 2013.

While Apple is known for taking a cut from app developers on every sale on iTunes, they will not be taking any revenues from real money gaming apps.

According to Big Fish CEO, Paul Thelen, “Apple wants to keep arms’ length from this. They don’t want to be the middleman in a gambling operation.”

This is an incredibly pivotal time not only for online gaming, but for mobile as well, as this represents a major shift in the way users access the Internet.  With an increasing amount of users opting to use mobile on the go, do you think this could be the next big Internet success story?

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Facebook allows first real money gambling app for UK audience

Aug 7, 2012   //   by admin   //   Facebook Info and Tips  //  Comments Off on Facebook allows first real money gambling app for UK audience

Leading game developers, Gamesys, have launched the first real money gambling app for UK users 18 and over.

Bingo Friendzy imageBingo Friendzy, presented by Gamesys, aims to capture the increasingly growing online bingo players.  Users compete in an environment much like an online bingo site, however, this marks the first time cash or prizes are awarded within online games on the Facebook platform.  GameSys also produces the widely popular JackpotJoy games as well.

This is a huge step for the online gaming industry and is sure to be the first of many licenesed online gambling and casino operators to make their entrance into the booming app industry.  Gaming leaders and Facebook partners, Zynga, are sure to follow up with a release later in the year.

This will also prove to be a healthy source of income for Facebook, as they have been struggling as of late since their initial stock market appearance and flop.

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