Derby Games Launches Real Money Horse Racing App In U.S.
Apple has adopted a friendly attitude to real money gambling apps since 2013 which is in contrast to Google Play who despite recently announcing beta testing for social casino apps are still not allowing real money apps.
In an interesting move Apple approved the first real money gambling horse-racing app from Derby games called Derby Jackpot. Players in the U.S. will now be able to bet on, watch and play for real money on horse races across the U.S. Derby Games is looking to ride the popular wave of fantasy sports betting apps and social casino apps which are some of the best performing sectors in the gaming market.
An essential element required by Apple to gain approval for real money gambling apps is the necessary licensing in the locations where the app is use. Geolocation technology is an essential part of the requirements as well as the app been available for free without any in-app purchases allowed that are used to purchase credit for real money gambling use.
Co-founder of Derby Games Walter Hessert explained their thinking behind the new launch,” We’ve taken the horse-racing experience and made it appealing to the broad social gamer and casual gambler. To date, over 75 percent of our players never bet on horse racing before.”
Hessert went on to explain that they are targeting players who want a real money option but want the feel of a social game. You can do this by betting against your friends or in the Triple Crown series that takes place from May to June. Players can start betting from a low as 10 cents and can win as much as $10,000.