Tag Archives: gacha
- Intralot gets social; Japan’s social networks new gacha flap; DeNA’s record quarter
November 14, 2012
Greek lottery and gaming tech provider/operator Intralot is the latest gambling outfit to hop on the social gaming bandwagon via a partnership between its Intralot Interactive subsidiary and Greek game publishers Lazyland. The Lazyland Social Gaming Suite has already made its Facebook debut in Italy under the Giochi di Intralot...
- Japan bans kompu gacha; Zynga takes a pounding; social game disengagement
May 19, 2012
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...
- Japanese social game engineer exposes ‘kompu gacha’ games dirty secrets
May 17, 2012
Japanese lottery revenue rose 9.3% in the fiscal year ending March 31, according to data released this week by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. The rise is attributed in part to sales of the Green Jumbo Lottery, the proceeds of which were earmarked for earthquake/tsunami relief efforts. Total lottery...
- Japanese social game companies to phase out ‘complete gacha’ games by May 31
May 10, 2012
On Wednesday, leading Japanese social gaming companies announced they will phase out controversial “complete gacha” game play that regulators suggested was thinly disguised real money gambling. The virtual card games were the chief economic engines behind the stellar profits recently posted by social gamers Gree and DeNA, and analysts are...
- Japanese social game firms’ stocks plunge on fears of ‘gacha’ crackdown
May 9, 2012
The monetization of social gaming is an uncharted and tricky endeavor, as Japan’s leading social gaming site Gree has just learned. On Tuesday, Gree CEO/founder Yoshikazu Tanaka announced the company would be keeping a more watchful eye on game content that some observers believe veers dangerously close to real-money gambling....
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March 31, 2017
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August 9, 2017
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March 17, 2017
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October 10, 2017
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April 25, 2017