The time has finally come. Facebook is getting involved in the online gambling market. Speculation on the topic has circulated since last year, but it was not until this week that the rumours were confirmed true. The confirmation, in fact, comes along with the release of Bingo Friendzy, the first real-money gambling game to be released on Facebook.
Bingo Friendzy has been designed by GameSys in conjunction with Jackpot Joy. The company already operates one of the most popular Facebook casinos, so it seems like it was an easy transition to make. As such, Bingo Friendzy will also experience an easy time when it comes to securing new players.
Concerns have been expressed about the safety of launching a real-money casino game on Facebook, but the operator has taken great care with the responsible gambling aspect of the application. Geo-location technology will ensure that the only people able access the game are those in the legal jurisdictions while sophisticated ID verification will ensure that all players are of the legal gambling age. Activity from the application will also not be visible on the news feeds of minors, so they will not be exposed to the activity.