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Facebook (FB) expands further into the world of gambling as it ties a up a deal with U.K.-listed...

Facebook (FB) expands further into the world of gambling as it ties a up a deal with U.K.-listed 888 Holdings (EIHDF.PK) to offer real-money bingo, casinos and slot games, although not poker. The partnership follows Facebook introducing a bingo app with Gamesys in August. 888, meanwhile, says that its "Facebook freemium (play-for-fun) offerings have found a significant audience."
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  • gwynfryn
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    This should scare off a lot of potential punters, as it rather tarnishes their hitherto "goody goody" image! As for earnings, are FB planning on taking the house's cut, or on more ad revenue? Personally, I don't expect anyone playing for either money or fun are going to have much attention left over for adverts!

     

    My initial impression is disbelief; I think this will turn out to have been a very bad move.
    12 Dec 2012, 09:53 AM Reply Like
  • ChaPaVe
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    There is nothing FB won't look at for now to bring in revenue. Seems like they are heeding to the "street's" wishes.
    12 Dec 2012, 10:55 AM Reply Like
  • Chris Lau
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    Deja Vu? That was Zynga (ZNGA)
    12 Dec 2012, 12:43 PM Reply Like
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