DoubleDown Casino Added to Playphone Social Gaming Network
Jun 19, 2013
Verizon’s Android smartphone subscribers will have many more games to chose from.
American fans of mobile casino games will have a whole new range of entertaining titles to look forward to, with the impending addition of IGT’s DoubleDown Casino to Playphone’s network.
DoubleDown Casino, acquired by IGT in 2012, is a free, social gaming platform, reportedly serving 6 million players. Playphone is a leading mobile social gaming network, providing the Games Portal app for mobile network operator Verizon.
Games Portal comes loaded unto Verizon’s Android phones and offers a large number of free games, including mobile blackjack, sports and arcade games, and dozens of other categories.
“Gamers love playing casino games and DoubleDown Casino is the world’s most popular social gaming casino. It’s a natural fit,” said Playphone CEO Ron Czerny.
IGT also hopes for a natural fit, as an increasing number of players access DoubleDown from their smartphones. “By partnering with PlayPhone we’re creating frictionless access to game play in the DoubleDown Casino for our players,” claimed John Clelland, the company’s VP of Global Marketing.
He also elaborated on further benefits stemming from integration. “Players can invite friends; engage in tournaments; see where they land on the leaderboard; as well as send gifts and through the PlayPhone app. They will be able to see what games their friends are playing and be able to join in as PlayPhone integrates social features throughout the entire gaming experience,” said Clelland.
For now DoubleDown adds to the number of Android casinos out there, it is nevertheless a sensible move considering the popularity of this particular operating system.