New Sports Casino finds home on Facebook, Zynga.com
September 6, 2012
RocketPlay, the san Francisco, Calif.-based creators of social
games, has launched Sports Casino, a social sportsbetting title on Facebook and
Zynga.com. Along with the game's release, RocketPlay also announced its partnership
with Zynga, a leading provider of social game services, to bring Sports Casino
to the 306 million monthly active players on Zynga's network of games across
Facebook and other platforms.
“Sports Casino delivers an authentic virtual sports‐betting experience to social gaming and sports fans,” said Mani Honigstein, CEO of RocketPlay. “We’re thrilled to launch with Zynga’s support, a company that has set the social gaming benchmark and will help us bring a great game to a wide range of players.”
Sports Casino players enjoy an authentic Las Vegas‐style sportsbook experience, placing virtual bets on global sports with real‐time odds while enjoying integrated casino games such as video poker, slots, and blackjack. Players can enjoy in‐game, real‐time betting while competing with their friends—a perfect second‐screen complement to watching live sports on television. Sports Casino arrives just in time for action‐packed betting on professional and college football, baseball, and international soccer.
The game appeals to the highly sought‐after male gamer demographic on Facebook, particularly as social betting games continue to grow in popularity. Following Sports Casino's release, RocketPlay will continue to update the game with new features and sports, including hockey, basketball, and more.
Though the game currently uses only virtual currency, RocketPlay has developed Sports Casino to take advantage of the rising importance of real‐money gambling in the social space as opportunities arise and legal restrictions are eased.
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