A UK online gambling casino game operator has become the first to create a real money Facebook application, which will allow players to enjoy top notch bingo games for cash. Gamesys, which operates the industry leading JackpotJoy.com online gaming site, said that it will also be adding real money slots to the new Bingo and Slots Friendzy in the coming months.
“As the UK’s leading online Instant Win and Bingo operator we are committed to extending our products to a wider adult audience,” said the Managing Director of Jackpotjoy Michael Saunders, “so we’ve reinvented our exclusive Bingo and Slots games to appeal to the UK Facebook community. This marks an exciting turning point for the industry and a milestone for the Gamesys business.”
The first real money Facebook app is a big step forward for the social network site, which has, until now, only allowed play-for-fun games off its platform. However, a spokesperson for Facebook said that the safe and secure gambling environment in the United Kingdom, thanks to the tough but fair stance taken by the UK Gambling Commission, allowed the group to reconsider its policy on real money gambling and allow Gamesys to develop the first play-for-cash game.
The new Bingo and Slots Friendzy will only be available to players from the United Kingdom, as long as they can prove that they are 18 years and over. They will need to go through Facebook’s tough identification standards to determine age and location before being able to play the new Bingo and Slots Friendzy.
“People love playing new types of games with their friends on Facebook and real money gaming is a popular leisure activity in the UK,” continues Julien Codorniou, who act as the head of EMEA gaming Ppartnerships. “We’re delighted to be working with Gamesys to enable them to offer their games on Facebook so that people can enjoy playing more games with their friends.”
JackpotJoy.com is considered one of the leading gaming sites, serving over four million registered players from the United Kingdom and around the world.