Cubeia, a software developer from Sweden, recently announced the launch of Cubeia Social, a brand new social online poker network, which will enable webmasters to launch social free-play online poker rooms by using simple elements such as wordpress plugins.
Although Cubeia Social poker games can be played for free, players are free to purchase extra chips. The Swedish software developer also has plans to introduce more in-app purchases (IAP). Currently, payments are accepted only through PayPal, but more banking options will be made available soon.
Cubeia Social, which is based on HTML5, is currently available in beta. It supports almost every mobile device and browser under the sun. Players can sign up for Cubeia Social through major social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Yahoo. The app offers only Texas Hold’em Poker games at present in formats such as scheduled tournaments, Sit ‘N’ Gos, and cash games.
Cubeia will share half the revenue with the social poker skins on its network. The amount is paid when earnings of $200 are accrued. When the beta period comes to an end, operators will be charged a tiny amount as fees. Although Cubeia has not set the exact amount of the fees, it has announced that it could be a monthly fee of €15. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the Cubeia Social website states that the fees are
not to generate any significant revenue for Cubeia, but rather to filter out non-serious operators and noise.
Webmasters can use a WordPress plugin to incorporate Cubeia skins into their websites. They can also make simple changes to the CSS code to customize the software as per their brand requirements. Addition technical integrations are possible through a full REST API and manual integration.
Launching social poker apps is one of the widely implemented marketing strategies today. In February, PokerStars launched a free-play poker app called PokerStars.net in the beta version on Facebook. The app has features such as poker games for free, achievements, challenges, levels, experience points, virtual goods, leader boards, and almost everything else a social poker player craves. PokerStars said that PokerStars.net has been launched because of
ongoing research and development efforts and is just one of the whole range of areas that we are working on.
Now that Facebook, the major social networking site, accepts social as well as real money gambling apps, social gambling has almost become synonymous with real money gambling.