Social Gaming

How Staying In Has Become The New Going Out

While students have been claiming for years that staying in is the new going out, most people believed that they were simply putting a positive slant on the financial hardship of higher education.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/12/2016

VR could spark renaissance of classic casino games

VR could spark renaissance of classic casino games

Online casinos are leading the way in the gambling industry, as technology makes it possible for them to storm ahead of their land-based counterparts with developments and innovations.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/09/2016

Why the UK Age-Old Bingo stereotype is no more

Why the UK Age-Old Bingo stereotype is no more

Years ago, when the local bingo hall scene was thriving, there were two key observations that could be made about the core playing demographic.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/03/2016

E-Sports Explosion Leads to E-sports Wagering

E-Sports Explosion Leads to E-sports Wagering

Many North American sports gambling fans have a notion stuck in their head that the NFL season is basically the only time of the year worth wild to make wagers.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/02/2016

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The place to be for online bingo reviews and basically anything and everything bingo related is Bingo Reviewer. The site was established in 2006 and now features over 300 bingo site reviews and loads of bonus information. Members are invited to “Play it. Rate it. Review it.” Honest feedback from fellow bingo players is what has helped to set BR apart so let’s explore what they’ve got to offer.

Submitted by Payton on, May/26/2015

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Parlay Games is among the largest providers of online bingo software in the market. The company has been in the bingo business since 1998 bringing players 70-ball, 80-ball and 90-ball bingo games plus a range of Slots and Casino Games and continues to go strong to date. Many of the brands featuring its games accept American players. LatestBingoBonuses.com has aselection of the most popular Parlay Slots available to play for free under its Free Games Tab.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/25/2015

Real Money Candy Crush Coming to NJ: Video Gaming Addiction Specialists Cringe

Candy Crush Saga is the uber popular social gaming platform that now rivals what Farmville had been a few years ago.  And now Candy Crush is coming to Atlantic City to save the day.  That resort town has lost more than a quarter of its land-based casinos in the past year as the gambling landscape continues to shift with the times.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/16/2014

Rabcat Releases Castle Builder to the International Gaming Community

Austria - Rabcat is announcing the worldwide launch of its most innovative and successful real-money game yet, Castle BuilderTM.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/12/2014

Brand New Sport Betting Site Offers Social Gaming

As you are probably aware if you have ever visited a sports betting site and have been looking to place a sports wager, many of the betting sites available online additionally offer side games which you can play while waiting for your game to start.

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/31/2014

Luckity Online Bingo is Off to the Races

Gambling911.com had the pleasure of interviewing the V.P. of marketing Eric Hartness of Luckity.com. Luckity.com is a  legal U.S. bingo themed site owned by the well respected Kentucky Derby family (NASDAQ: CHDN).
Submitted by Payton on, Dec/09/2013

One Facebook Like is Worth a Share of $10,000 at BetOnline

Online poker room BetOnline.ag is harnessing the power of social media for its latest promotion – a free entry into a $10,000 Guaranteed Tournament, worth $22, with a Facebook twist.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/14/2013

Paddy Power to Offer Real Money Sports Betting on Facebook

The UK’s third largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, has announced it will be offering real money sports betting on Facebook.

The news broke early Wednesday with beta testing currently in progress.  The new platform was developed by Paddy Power’s team out of Bulgaria.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/10/2013

Gaming Addiction Now Classified as a Mental Disorder: Children More Prone

If you like gaming the way we at Gambling911.com like it, chances are you have a mental disorder.

The latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has identified gaming addiction as a disorder.  Doctors contend that withdrawal symptoms when one stops playing games can lead to crankiness, agitation and crying.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/29/2013

GigaMedia Enters Social Gaming Market

(Taiwan).- Online gambling corporate GigaMedia has announced that it is to enter the social casino games market following a closed beta test on a suite of new game titles in over 200 Internet cafes across Taiwan. The company has unveiled a new portfolio of proprietary social casino games that include slot, poker and dice offerings and could begin commercial operation in as little as four weeks.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/28/2013

Game Developers Conference 2013 Talks Gambling on Games and $20B Payday

All the talk at this week’s Game Developers Conference appears to have centered around - you guessed it -  gambling.

And why not?  Experts placed a dollar figure at around $20 billion for the sector.

The big question for a panel discussing the subject:  Is gambling the next growth opportunity and how can it be regulated?

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/27/2013

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Submitted by Payton on, Feb/09/2013

Social Gambling & Gaming Summit Kicks Off in LA Today: Gambling911 is in the House

Gambling911.com is here in beautiful Marina Del Rey, California to take part in this week’s Social Gambling & Gaming Summit that kicks off this morning (Thursday December 13) with keynote speaker Niranjan Nagar, Head of Games and Apps for Facebook.

The Social Gaming & Gambling Summit is a conference focused on the intersection of mobile gaming, immersive worlds, real-life brands and social networking.

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/13/2012

888 Launches Real Money Facebook Platform

888.com, which operates the 6th largest online poker room in the world, has announced the launch of “real money” online poker on Facebook in the UK.  They are the second operator after Bingo Friendzy to do so.

888 Holdings’ shares rose 3.7 per cent to 113.25p in morning trading.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/12/2012

Zynga Shares Soar Thursday on News of Real Money Online Poker Move

The world’s largest free-to-play online poker company announced in after hours Wednesday that it had applied for a license to operate real money online poker with the state of Nevada.

Thursday, stocks shot up to 5 percent by mid afternoon Thursday.

Analysts remained cautious regarding the news nonetheless.  

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/06/2012

Bally Technology Looks to Acquire Online Poker Game Developer 3G Studios

(Reuters) - Slot-machine maker Bally Technologies is exploring a bid for online poker game developer 3G Studios, in what would be the latest deal to combine online gambling and casino gaming on social media, said two sources with knowledge of the talks.

One source said several Bally Technologies executives were scheduled to visit 3G's offices in Reno, Nevada on Tuesday to determine whether to make a formal bid.

Submitted by Reuters on, Dec/06/2012

Zynga Applies for Nevada Online Poker License

The world’s largest free-to-play online poker site, Zynga, has applied for a Nevada online poker site that the company said could take up to a year before they are up and running to accept real money from US customers, or at least those in the state of Nevada.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/05/2012

Trophy Vegas Social Gaming Site Takes Plunge Into Real Money Casino Space

Trophy Vegas, in conjunction with its Facebook application Trophy Slots, is the latest social gaming site to begin offering real money casino play.

Trophy Slots was launched earlier this year as a social slots game, featuring 10 popular slots titles.  To date, the Trophy Slots Facebook page had 37,803 likes.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/28/2012

Free-to-Play Casino Playsino Surpasses 1 Million Install Mark

Social casino website, Playsino.com, has reached the 1 million install mark this week.

"The overwhelmingly popular response to our social and mobile casino apps is further evidence of the strong growth potential in the social casino gaming sphere," said Brock Pierce, Playsino's CEO. "This space is only going to get hotter and provide better entertainment for users and higher revenues for developers."

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/27/2012

Social and Mobile Gaming Drives Growth in UK and Germany

LONDON - (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The UK and Germany are now the world's top markets for online gambling, particularly social casino gambling, Belle Rock Entertainment can reveal. According to research from Socialnomics, close to 20% of the time devoted to playing online casino games takes place through social networking sites in both the UK and Germany.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/22/2012

Facebook Exec Niranjan Nagar to Speak at Social Gambling Conference

Niranjan Nagar, the Head of Games & Apps for Global Vertical Marketing at Facebook, is slated as the keynote speaker at next months’ Social Gaming & Gambling Summit in Los Angeles (taking place December 13-14). 

Nagar is responsible for managing Facebook's marketing strategy for the vertical and for architecting programs to build the category globally. He was most recently the COO at Outspark, a publisher and operator of free to play RPGs.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/17/2012

Gambling911.com to Attend Social Gaming & Gambling Summit in Los Angeles

One of the biggest events in social gaming is taking place December 13-14 in Los Angeles, the Social Gaming & Gambling Summit, and Gambling911.com, the worldwide leader in Gambling news, has announced it will be in attendance.

The two day event will feature some of the biggest names in social gaming including Facebook, Rocket Play, Bunker Mode, Abode, Bees and Pollen, Blitzoo and so many more. 

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/14/2012

Social Gaming & Gambling Summit to Take Place in Los Angeles Next Month

The two-day conference will explore the convergence of social gaming and gambling, as well as its impact on the industry.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/14/2012

Former Zynga VP Ya-Bing Chu Joins Betable

A former Vice President of publicly traded social gaming company Zynga has been hired by startup Betable, it was announced on Monday.

Ya-Bing Chu will be placed in charge of building Betable’s real money platform, which will be available in most countries except for the USA, at least for the time being.  He will also focus on mobile growth for the company.

“This is an opportunity to pioneer this business, and this was too good to pass up,” said Chu.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/12/2012

Social Gambling News: Conference Speaker List Expands With Dean Takahashi, More

Today, the organisers of the Social Gambling Conference have announced that Venture Beat's Social Gaming lead commentator Dean Takahashi, Hussein Chahine, Founder & CEO of Yazino, Brian Morgan, Executive Director Online Gaming at WMS, Vaughan Lewis, Analyst at Morgan Stanley and Joost van Dreunen, Co-Founder & CEO of SuperData will be joining the elite line up of speakers at November's conference.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/09/2012

Bunker Mode Joins Growing Social Sports Betting Field With ‘High Limit Sports’

Bunker Mode, which is looking to become a leader in worldwide mobile sports gaming, has just introduced a new social sports betting app, High Limit Sports

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/04/2012

Breaking News

One Dead in Vegas Strip Shooting

A hospital spokeswoman says one person has died in a shooting on the Las Vegas strip.

Poker Tables Disappearing From Casinos

The Las Vegas Strip is about to lose nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago.

Fight Over Gambling Led Man to Run Over Wife Four Times

Prosecutors in Massachusetts say a man drove over his ex-wife four times in the driveway of their Quincy home, killing her, after they fought over his alleged gambling last year.