Top Poker Site Launches Facebook AppPublished February 12, 2013 by OCR Editor
PokerStars offers play-money only poker to users of world's largest social network
In another big breakthrough for social gaming on Facebook, leading online poker room PokerStars has launched a play-money app for use by members of the world's largest social network.
Poker on Facebook
The PokerStars Facebook app ushers in new era for Facebook poker. It allows players to compete with their friends, family and associates for chips, although these cannot be cashed in for prizes. Chips are earned for winning games or for claiming prizes from in-game bonuses.
Other prizes on offer include: Challenges, which are presented by PokerStars pro Liv Boeree; Achievement, which are earned in-game; and Experience Points, which are rewarded per hand played, and show seniority. These can also be earned through completion of challenges and accomplishments.
Mix of real and social
This app stands out from other Facebook poker and gaming apps, in that players can link it to their regular PokerStars account. Just login to the Facebook app using your regular PokerStars log info, to synchronize the two.
On the other hand, it still maintains some similarities to other social games, such as those created by Zynga Poker. Users of the PokerStars Facebook app can purchase virtual trinkets, and display them to their friends to show off their recent successes!