This frenzy of social-casino games looking to convert their loyal players to real-money gamblers is fascinating. Another addition to the growing social gaming companies to join the online gambling race is that of Idle Games who have just launched their Fresh Deck Poker on iOS and Facebook.
While initially been free to play there is no doubt that their ultimate target is to monetize this game both on mobile and Facebook as soon as the legal situation in the U.S. allows it to do so. They have even created a dedicated company called Idle Gaming which is tasked specifically with handling all the legal and licensing issue that are required for real-money online gambling.
Fresh Deck Poker is set to provide online poker players the option of multi-table tournaments as well as a variety of poker like ring games. Another unique feature that they have incorporated is the slots-based mini game where online players get to hand over chips to Facebook players and each time a gift is received, they get to son the slots in which players are given the chance to win great rewards.
One of the main attractions of Fresh Deck Poker is their exceptional graphics interface which includes the option of a first-person point of view for players which is a big improvement on other online poker games where often the only view is a top-down view. Players in Fresh Deck Poker have the option to interact with each other at the table and each player has a unique ID card which enables other players to check out the background of their fellow players.
Fresh Deck Poker looks like an interesting addition to the online poker social gaming market. We will follow its launch with interest. After playing around with it on Facebook they were not exaggerating about their exceptional graphics which are amongst the best and most original we have seen.