DoubleDown responds to petition, apologizes and offers credits but says glitches ‘not widespread’

Seattle-based DoubleDown Interactive today issued an apology and offered a special promotional code in response to a petition signed by gamers reporting glitches on its flagship DoubleDown Casino for Facebook and mobile devices. But the company, a subsidiary of gambling giant IGT, also says the “concerns identified in the petition are not widespread.” The petition on… Read More


Facebook tests UK gambling in possible preview for US

The characters are cuddly, but don’t let those wobbly eyes fool you — the stakes in this Facebook game are very real. It’s called Bingo Friendzy, and it’s the first game on Facebook to let players win (and lose) real money. It launched this week exclusively in the UK, where online gambling is already a… Read More


Weekend Radar: Go Daddy’s SOPA scramble, Google’s new Seattle boss, and holiday Kindle puzzles

A roundup of news and headlines on our radar this holiday weekend …  After withdrawing its support for the controversial Stop Online Privacy Act, Internet registrar Go Daddy is now scrambling to keep its customer base intact, calling people who shifted large numbers of domains away from the company, reports the Next Web. “I think… Read More

DoubleDown President Glenn Walcott in the KIRO-FM studios. (Erynn Rose photo)

Q&A: DoubleDown exec takes us inside a Facebook ‘casino’

Our guest on the latest GeekWire radio show and podcast was Glenn Walcott, president of Seattle startup DoubleDown Interactive, which offers the DoubleDown Casino suite of casino-style casual games, using Facebook as its platform. We talked about the company’s strategy, the games it offers, and dove into the underlying economics of running games on the… Read More