RocketFrog Hops Into Facebook Gaming Pond With Advertiser-Sponsored Prizes

While gambling is illegal on Facebook, users who want to play casino games with more at stake than their name on a leader board may find themselves hopping over to RocketFrog.

While gambling is illegal on Facebook, users who want to play casino games with more at stake than their name on a leader board may find themselves hopping over to RocketFrog.

Free-to-play Facebook casino RocketFrog offers daily poker, blackjack, and slot tournaments with fields of 30 to 100 players and quick play (two to five minutes), and its advertisers provide prizes for the winners, such as movie tickets, music, and food.

Players can choose their stakes and limits, as well as having the ability to challenge friends, monitor their bank rolls, share their achievements, earn loyalty rewards, and compare game stats and rankings with friends.

Other features of RocketFrog include learning tutorials, game strategy articles, tips from the pros, and humorous virtual gifts.

Real-time stand-alone games that are not part of the tournaments are also available for play, including no-limit poker, blackjack, slots, roulette, and deuces and joker, deuces wild, and jacks or better video poker games.

The company was launched by online gaming and casino industry veterans Brett Calapp, Matthew Osborn, and Uri Kozai, and it recently welcomed MySpace Co-Founder Tom Anderson to its board of advisors.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Calapp said:

We’ve created social tournaments where players can interact and compete to win real prizes against their friends; not just leaderboard points or status increases. There’s no better place to do that than Facebook because that’s where your friends are online. Who doesn’t like beating their friends and winning a prize?

Anderson added:

Advertisers are always looking for something different, something that engages users and cuts through the noise. RocketFrog delivers. The entire game experience is branded by the daily advertiser and, at the same time, users get to play for real-world prizes.

Readers: Would the chance to win actual prizes, rather than virtual prizes or spots on a leader board, entice you to play games such as those being offered by RocketFrog?