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RocketPlay Debuts Sports Casino on Facebook and Zynga

September 06, 2012

(SPORTS TECHNOLOGY)

Social betting games continue to grow in popularity. RocketPlay, an entertainment and gaming company formerly known as Gamingo, is now delivering engaging second-screen sports experience with live in-game betting Sports Casino on Facebook (News - Alert) and Zynga.com.

Amateur and professional sports gamblers now have a chance to practice their skills on RocketPlay's newly launched social sports betting game.

Along with the game’s release, RocketPlay also announced its partnership with Zynga (News - Alert), a 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, chief executive officer at 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,” Honigstein added.

The company’s Sports Casino players can now enjoy an authentic Las Vegas-style sportsbook experience, by placing virtual bets on global sports with real-time odds. They can also enjoy integrated casino games such as video poker, slots and blackjack.

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.

The Zynga Platform is a social gaming platform designed to give players the most social and fun gaming experience wherever they play, while helping third-party developers of all sizes launch, promote, scale and grow their games and business.

Following Sports Casino’s release, RocketPlay will continue to update the game with new features and sports, including hockey, basketball and more.

Sports Casino is currently available at www.zynga.com and on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/sportscasino/.


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Edited by Braden Becker