PopCap goes for broke on Facebook with Lucky Gem Casino

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Lucky Gem CasinoConsider the rumors confirmed: PopCap, creator of hits like Bejeweled and Plants Vs. Zombies, has released Lucky Gem Casino on Facebook. A slots-based social game, Lucky Gem Casino allows players to pull the lever in seven games of chance based on popular PopCap franchises, including Bejeweled, Bookworm, Chuzzle and Zuma. Of course, the winnings are merely virtual.

"The strength of PopCap's game brands and the quality of the Lucky Gem product combined with our experience in luck-based games outside of Facebook means we are perfectly positioned to deliver the ultimate online free casino game experience – PopCap style," PopCap VP of worldwide publishing Dennis Ryan said in a release. "Enlivening traditional casino games with our franchises will delight millions of PopCap fans while introducing our world-class brands to a new and enthusiastic audience of online gamers."

Players can enjoy the slots game alone or with friends, like all PopCap games on Facebook. Much of Lucky Gem Casino's social elements come through in players' ability to compare winnings and chat in real-time. The play hook is largely what you would expect from a slots game, with the added ability to share the results of each spin. However, PopCap plans to mix things up a bit with mini games to play and more community features.

PopCap joins a number of other social game makers in entering the casino games arena, including Zynga with its Zynga Slingo and Zynga Bingo. (Games like DoubleDown Casino and Slotomania led the pack.) It looks like all the top social game makers are prepared for the online gambling explosion, and PopCap looks to come out on top with the help of its iconic characters.

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