10815_USATodayBingoCruiseOpenWager_300OpenWager, Inc., a premier B2B partner in delivering custom branded social casino entertainment, and USA TODAY announced today the launch of USA TODAY Bingo Cruise, the media company’s first major step into the casual games market. The game is free to download and Bingo enthusiasts will be thrilled with the game’s cruise ship theme and immersive 3D gameplay experience. The game will be available for download through both the Google Play and Apple App stores for all Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

“We are thrilled to partner with USA TODAY in bringing USA TODAY Bingo Cruise to one of the largest and most influential media organizations in the US,” said John Cahill, CEO of OpenWager. “Our company is committed to helping USA TODAY delight its readers with this exciting new game while opening a new and valuable line of mobile-based digital revenue.”

USA TODAY Bingo Cruise is a classic bingo game enriched with a compelling storyline, where players find themselves on an ocean liner visiting breathtaking ports of call around the globe. As players advance from one level to the next, they unlock new exotic destinations and increasingly valuable rewards. At the end of each round, Bingo enthusiasts have a chance to spin a Fortune Wheel and receive a random bonus.

OpenWager has enhanced USA TODAY Bingo Cruise with a variety of social features, including friends' lists, private messaging, power-ups, achievement tracking and more - all synced with players’ social network accounts. The fans of casual play will be impressed with the 3D gameplay experience, power-up sequences, and capability to accelerate or enhance gameplay via a variety of in-app purchase options.

"USA TODAY is excited to elevate its games presence to the next level by introducing the USA TODAY Bingo Cruise app,” said Derek Murphy, General Manager and Executive Vice President of USA TODAY. "OpenWager helped us create a best-in-class game app that will both delight our current audience of game players and serve as an invitation for others to come have fun and share the game with their friends.”