Saying it wants to change the landscape of casino entertainment on Facebook, a company called RocketFrog is introducing multi-player tournaments for prizes including poker, blackjack, and slots. They'll run alongside real-time stand-alone games such as no-limit poker, blackjack, slots, roulette and video poker games.
“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,” said RocketFrog co-founder and chief executive officer Brett Calapp, in a press release.
RocketFrog runs poker, blackjack and slot tournaments everyday with small fields (30-100 players) and lightning fast levels (2-5 minutes). A different advertiser each day will guarantee players a variety of prizes ranging from movie tickets, music, food and more, the release said. Further, RocketFrog’s traditional casino games allow players to choose their stakes and limits so they can customize their game experience.
RocketFrog also has learning tutorials, game strategy articles and tips from the pros.
RocketFrog’s centralized game environment allows players to challenge friends, keep track of their bank roll, share achievements, earn loyalty rewards, compare game stats and rankings with friends. New in-game gifts unlock as players build their points in RocketFrog’s loyalty club, which adds exclusive benefits and perks for players.
According to the press release, RocketFrog was launched by online gaming and casino industry veterans Brett Calapp, Matthew Osborn, and Uri Kozai. Calapp former was the CEO and co-founder of Centaurus Games, subscription-based gaming network that sold to PartyGaming in 2010. He was also the President of the Ultimate Blackjack Tour, an international gambling tour, online game network and hit television show on CBS. Tom Anderson, co-founder and former president of MySpace.com, joined the company’s Advisory Board based on the company’s vision for fully branded social game integration. Also joining RocketFrog is reality TV Star and celebrity poker player Brody Jenner, who personally invested.
Tournament winners receive a $50 gift code prize and all tournament players receive a $10 gift code prize to their web site. Additional sponsors for the first month of launch include Steve Angello from Swedish House Mafia, Young and Reckless, World of Dance, Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne and Paul Oakenfold.
The company plans to regularly release new games, along with mobile apps. Visit www.rocket-frog.com.