Over the course of the past week, the internet has run rampant with rumours that Facebook is considering offering online gambling to its customers. The claims state that the social networking giant has been holding meeting with operators and affiliates in order to plan its strategy for entering the online casino world.
According to various reports, Facebook will be handing out licenses to less than ten online casino operators. It is rumoured that 888 is one of the operators that will be receiving one of Facebook’s first online gambling licenses.
If the reports are true, this is huge news for the online gambling market. Facebook is the most-visited website on the internet, reaching out to hundreds of millions of users everyday. Now, online gambling operators have access to this vast pool of users, able to offer them a convenient online casino experience.
Gambling activities have already proven themselves to be popular on Facebook. Zynga Poker and other play-for-free games have captured the attention of millions of players, and this just seems to be the next natural step for the social networking giant.