Beyond the multitude of stories out there that allow you to see how your investment in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s IPO makes you foolish. Here’s a new one. The opportunity to chat, lose money, and post your losses to all your friends whether you realize that’s what you’re doing or not.
That is, of course, if you live in the UK, are over the age of 18. and in possession of a credit card.
“Our Bingo Friendzy App comprises of a series of 90 Ball Bingo games which will offer the Facebook community the opportunity to play with and win real money,” reads the description on the app’s Facebook page.
”Players will enjoy a safe and trusted gaming experience with unique features like: Community Progressive Jackpots, when they pop everyone’s a winner, ‘Friendzy Bonus’ games which gives players chances to win free bingo tickets, ‘Friendzy Time’ offers extra ball calls meaning more winners after every Bingo game and Invite a ‘Friend Rewards’ will result in enhanced payouts when invited friends play in the same game.”
Unfortunately, for those who live in the States you will still have to drive to an Indian casino and lose your money to a tribal leader and his/her white lawyers. Thus, assuaging your guilt for something you had nothing to do with while enjoying the sweet sensation of second hand Benson & Hedges.
Alternatively, if you are more fiscally responsible, you can stand on the Vegas strip and debate the merits of each casino’s odds and payouts while dodging fat people in electric scooters and children who think Bugsy Siegel created The Flamingo just for them.
Commenting on the launch, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s Head of EMEA Gaming Partnerships, Julien Codorniou, said, “People love playing new types of games with their friends on Facebook and real money gaming is a popular leisure activity in the UK. We’re delighted to be working with Gamesys to enable them to offer their games on Facebook so that people can enjoy playing more games with their friends.”
Certainly, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) won’t be making a penny off of your hard earned pounds (sterling).