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Zynga testing with Bitcoins – Alternative Currency Gaming

January 6 LuckyLady

Zynga Bitcoins Experiment

In response to Bitcoin’s rise in popularity around the world, Zynga, with help from BitPay (a leading Bitcoin service provider)  is testing expanded payment options.

Zynga is currently experimenting with Bitcoins as a currency option in some of its most popular titles which include FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille.

Zynga bitcoins experiment goes on to state in Reddit thread:

“Zynga is always working to improve our customer experience by incorporating player feedback into our games. We look forward to hearing from our players about the Bitcoin test so we can continue in our efforts to provide the best possible gaming experience.”

There’s no indication if and when the test might be expanded to include mobile versions of Zynga titles or Zynga’s popular casino products, Texas Hold’em Poker or Hit it Rich, the Zynga’s Slots Property.

At the time of this writing, 1BTC = $965 USD.

Alternative currency casinos the next big thing?

The BetCoin – Bitcoin Entertainment Network [] has announced the launch of BetCoin Reels, a newly animated slot machine that allows players to gamble with the Bitcoin virtual currency. BetCoin said the new HTML5 online slot machine web app features a design that can be accessed from any mobile platform and gives players the chance to win up to 1000 times their original bet. The firm is also set to announce a new affiliate program that will be available to customers so that they can grow their customer database.

Also BetCoin recently announced it plans to accept virtual currencies other than Bitcoin. BetCoin COO James Mason said his site is preparing to process transactions made via the Litecoin currency, with Primecoin and Namecoin options planned for later down the road. Litecoin users will get their first chance to wager in their currency of choice via the release of BetCoin’s new HTML5 online slot BetCoin Reels.

Some BetCoin promotions include:

  • Highest instant bitcoin payouts in the world – Win 12,500 BTC in a single spin!
  • BitCoin Dice: Win a million dollar payout on a $15 bet!
  • Bitcoin Lottery – buy tickets for only 0.001 BTC!
  • 1% house edge and provably fair – Play with bitcoins or litecoins
  • Credit Card to instant BitCoin

Are you interested in a Bitcoin business or playing games with Bitcoins? Let us know in comments what your experience is so far!

SOURCE: Reddit, GameIndustry, CalvinAyre

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