Tag Archives: social games
- Innovation in iGaming Profiles: Casino Saga
May 28, 2014
The “gamification” of online casino games has been a popular topic at online gambling industry conferences for the past year or so. While most of us agree that social gamers are not the same as real money gamblers and therefore the crossover is minimal, we also recognize that adding social...
- Weekly Poll – Did Zynga make the right move dropping their gambling ambitions?
August 8, 2013
[polldaddy poll=7291211] The online gambling industry was abuzz when Zynga announced that they decided not to pursue real-money online gambling opportunities in the US to focus on free-to-play social games. In line with this, we asked our readers last week if Zynga made the right move dropping their gambling ambitions....
- Reviewing Earnings Reports at Caesars, Zynga, and Facebook
August 20, 2012
“Earnings season” is coming to an end, with companies reporting second quarter results to the market. Below is a recap of some key earnings reports that might be of interest to gambling investors: Caesars Entertainment (CZR) I told you once, and then I told you again. Our esteemed boss Calvin...
- Bragbet’s team approach to social sports betting; UK regulators eye social games
June 10, 2012
With Euro 2012 officially underway and Ireland playing its first game on Sunday v. Croatia, what better opportunity to spotlight Bragbet, an Irish social games startup that (unlike those other social sports betting apps) brings a team concept to sports betting. Teams are comprised of up to six friends, who...
- Bwin.party unveils social game plan, wages legal tilt against Belgian authorities
May 30, 2012
Bwin.party shed more light on its social gaming strategy on Wednesday, announcing the establishment of a new Gibraltar/Ukraine-based social studio called Win Interactive. In addition to the previously announced acquisition of “a number of assets” of Ukrainian developers Orneon, Bwin has also splashed out for elements of Velasco Services Inc....
- Social casino RocketFrog offers real-world prizes; Zynga partners with Amex
May 22, 2012
Shares in social media company Facebook lost even more value on Tuesday, slipping 8.9% to $31 – $7 below the $38 price the stock carried when it made its Nasdaq debut on Friday. It didn’t help that the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it was looking into the fact that...
Zynga buy four Harpan Solitaire games for $42.5m
March 17, 2017