REALNETWORKS’ GOLDEN DREAMS SWEEPSTAKES CROWNS FIRST $100,000 WINNER; GAMEHOUSE CASINO PLUS LAUNCHES ON iOS AND ANDROID
SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2013 – GameHouse, a division of RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced that it has awarded the first Golden Dreams Sweepstakes $100,000 cash prize. The first prize winner is Janet G., a hard-working 65-year-old grandmother from the Buffalo, New York area, who was awarded the prize on her birthday. (See video here.)
The company also announced several major expansions to GameHouse Casino Plus, including the addition of multiplayer Bingo on Facebook and the launch of iOS and Android platforms, making it the first social casino game for mobile devices to use a sweepstakes to offer the chance to win life-changing, cash prizes.
Based on the popular GameHouse Casino Plus app on Facebook, which launched in August, the free mobile apps offer a fun and convenient way to enter a sweepstakes to win real cash. With the introduction of these new iOS and Android apps, players have the ability to keep all of their virtual coin and Golden Ticket balances synchronized across any device they play on. Now, with the first $100,000 sweepstakes recipient officially selected, the next big winner could be anyone.
"GameHouse Casino Plus has revolutionized the social casino space, and now that we've brought the Golden Dreams Sweepstakes experience to iOS and Android mobile devices, eligible players will have more ways to enter a sweepstakes for real cash while enjoying fun, free game play across devices," said Ken Murphy, VP of Studios at GameHouse.
Janet plans to use her prize money to buy a new stove and refrigerator, make a big meal for her friends and family, and take a trip back to her homeland of Poland.
Additional details about GameHouse Casino Plus and the Golden Dreams Sweepstakes for iOS and Android include:
- Casino-style games available on iOS and Android include slots, video poker and blackjack. Bingo and roulette are also available on PC and Mac.
- Each month, one lucky entrant to the Golden Dreams Sweepstakes will win $100,000.
- The cash sweepstakes is available to users in 31 states and Washington D.C.
- Consumers who live outside of these territories are eligible to enter a monthly virtual coins sweepstakes.
- GameHouse has implemented a rigorous system to ensure sweepstakes entrants are eligible to win only if they meet certain age and residency restrictions. For more information on eligibility, visit apps.facebook.com/gamehousecasino.
- New sweepstakes will launch on the first of every month and close on the last day of each month.
- No purchase is necessary to enter or win the Golden Dreams Sweepstakes on mobile devices or Facebook. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for details.
GameHouse develops and distributes games that people love to play and share –all across the widest mix of channels including social, smartphone, tablets, and download. Today more than 50 million players enjoy GameHouse games, a number that grows daily through a diverse business model that includes direct-to-consumer websites, social game development, and cross platform publishing, licensing, and technology. For more information, please visit www.gamehouse.com or for a list of Facebook titles, visit: http://www.gamehouse.com/facebook-games.
About RealNetworks, Inc.
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