Facebook launches first real-cash gambling app

  • Facebook has launched its first real-money gambling app.

    Developed by London-based online gambling operator Gamesys, the Bingo Friendzy app allows users over the age of 18 to play games for cash prizes.

    Facebook said only its UK members would be able to use the app and intends to employ age-gating technology to ensure under-18s and "vulnerable people" are unable to view the app.

    The social network normally takes a 30 percent cut of transactions on its network but has not confirmed if that was the case with the Friendzy app, saying it was "commercially sensitive information".