Ujogo launches Facebook poker game… with real prizes

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Most Facebook games are for fun. Well, that and bragging rights against your mates, obviously. It’s still a bit unclear how (or indeed if) proper gambling will be a factor. Playing poker against your Facebook friends for real money is a tempting thought, but a worrying one too – especially for Facebook itself, given the US’ stringent anti online gambling policies.

Ujogo Poker isn’t real-money gambling, but it’s a bit more tasty than the play-for-fun poker apps we’ve covered before. It’s free to play, and you win points. What do points mean? PRIZES! You can redeem your points on Ujogo’s online store – the application is based on the existing Ujogu poker site, which runs in a similar way.

Besides winning points off other players, you get them for merely playing hands, referring friends, and other in-game achievements. The company is also planning to hold $100 prize tournaments to promote the Facebook application. The downside? You have to be a US resident to win prizes or redeem points. D’oh! Hopefully they’ll extend this to the UK soon.

Ujogo Poker Facebook application

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Stuart Dredge

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