UK-based game maker Gamesys has launched the first Facebook game ever that allows for real cash prizes. The game, available in the UK, is called Bingo & Slots Friendzy, and is the first on the Facebook App Centre to pay real cash prizes.
Bingo & Slots Friendzy is only accessible to those ages 18 and over, according to Gamesys, who promise "a series of controls" to protect those under 18-years-old and "vulnerable people." Users will also have access "self-help tools to limit their spending and exclude themselves from playing at anytime.”
While the U.S. government has loosened up quite a bit on the issue of real online gambling, only a few states allow it at this time. As states seek more revenues to deal with out-of-control budgets, gambling – online or otherwise – is starting to look more attractive and the moral hazards often cited to not allow it are being forgotten by lawmakers in favor of a payday…
You can read more about the game in this press release.