Digital Chocolate is a Social-mobile gaming developer from the USA. They have been in the business of developing video games since being founded in 2003. Their focus has been on the development of social gaming products for Microsoft Windows, iOS, and for mobile phones, however a recent development sees them launching a real money slots game aimed at the UK market.
Their mission statement is “Seize the minute”, and it appears as though, they are living up to this philosophy. The USA internet is not a channel through which real money gambling games can be legally accessed, but things could be changing soon. This Digital Chocolate (DC) entry into the UK real money gaming industry might set them in good stead for a future in USA online gambling.
Founded by entrepreneur – Trip Hawkins – this brand is the recipient of more than ten gaming awards over the last two years; which includes “Best Game Developer of the Year” from Mobile Entertainment, and IGN. In 2011 the company acquired Sandlot Games, which was at the time a leading casual gaming publisher and developer. Besides operations in San Mateo, California, they have ops in Seattle, Bangalore, Helsinki, Barcelona, and St. Petersburg. So, we can honestly say they maintain in international presence.
In recent times there have been some exciting time for the company, a number of games have been launched. Games such as Galaxy Life, and an engaging medieval battle encounter named Kings and Warlords, but perhaps the most exciting happening, is the launch of the brand new money slots. This game may not be the norm for DC, but “SLOTS: Pocket UK” as it is innovatively known (it couldn’t be more obvious what this game actually is), is ready and available for fans of these games.
There are two options available for players of this game; these are to play with real money, or to purchase virtual chips for pulls on the game. DC has partnered with Betable to get this game off the ground, and one assumes to make a break into the British marketplace. The partnership was announced in November 2012, so, is still relatively fresh. Considering the newness of the partnership, they have managed to get the new game off the group in remarkable time.
They are only one of approximately ten other developers who have partnered with Betable, the reason for these partnerships being to get real money games off the development table, and out into the playing (paying) population. Betable is the real money platform which handles the monetizing aspects of the game, and is currently a private beta program.
Betable handles the backend; which means, wagering results, age verification, fraud prevention, and other compliance matters. In other words, punters who wish to play for real money on a game such as SLOTS: Pocket UK, would have to sign up with Betable, and make a deposit to play (authentification process). In the meantime Digital Chocolate is able to focus all their attention on the creative aspects of these games, while Betable leapfrogs their games into the real money gambling space.
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