GameHouse to Launch $100,000 Sweepstakes
GameHouse, the casual games publishing division of RealNetworks, is looking to give players the chance to win real money by launching a monthly $100,000 sweepstakes.
Players will have the chance to win the money on GameHouse Casino Plus on Facebook and there are plans to launch the game on mobile devices as well. Rob Glaser, the founder and interim CEP of RealNetworks said, “We are capturing that excitement of the opportunity to win real money and connecting it up with a social casino game.”
Glaser has also announced the acquisition of online Bingo and casual games company Slingo for $15.6 million.
Slingo has over 4.5 million monthly players on Facebook and offers mobile and real-world casino games.
RealNetworks is also investigating the possibility of real money gaming for GameHouse, however, the array of state laws makes it difficult. Sweepstakes are run under a different set of regulations which allows them to offer it to 31 states and Washington D.C.
Glaser went on to say, “We realized there was an opportunity to deliver a lot of the benefits that people were thinking about when they thought about bringing real money gaming into (online) to casinos but to do it within a very tried-and-true framework, which is the sweepstakes.”