RealNetworks Unveils Real Money U.S. Social Casino Gaming
With the U.S. online gambling market still a minefield, there are always interesting ways which legal real money gambling can be offered in a way which does not conflict with the law. Where the law restricts, innovation is the key to overcoming the obstacles.The who’s who of social and casino games are gathered at the Casual Connect Conference in San Francisco. Over 40 leading players are speaking at the conference from July 30 to August 1. Already some interesting headlines have come out.
While Zynga got cold feet with the U.S gambling market, other players are keen to take the plunge. Following IGT’s aggressive approach on which we reported yesterday, RealNetworks has announced their first social casino gamed called GameHouse Casino Plus.
What makes this game different is the fact that players in the U.S. get to play for a $100,000 prize which will take the form of a sweepstakes format each month.
CEO Rob Glaser explained their thinking being the launch at the conference,” The social casino space is ripe for innovation. Now all games on GameHouse Casino Plus — slots, video poker, blackjack, and roulette — will offer players the opportunity to collect Golden Tickets, which they can use to enter the Golden Dreams Sweepstakes and have a chance to win $100,000. This goes far beyond the industry standard of virtual coins and makes a fun game even more exciting.”
At first the game will be available on Facebook with mobile versions to follow. In line with regulations there are stringent measures that have been adapted in order to ensure that those entering the $100,000 sweepstakes are indeed eligible to win.