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RocketFrog Games

Hollywood actor Brody Jenner tells about his latest venture on facebook: an online poker game "RocketFrog" and Hollywood.

“I play poker all the time in real life and online and I see so many people on these sites playing for free, they're basically winning Internet chips,” said Jenner, who began working on the company RocketFrog as an investor but now helps with marketing and business development. The RocketFrog, we mention here, introduces free-to-play casino and card games to the social gaming space, on Facebook. One would think, what makes this venture different from any other online poker or black-jack game? Well Jenner has an answer to that. Evidently, what puts this particular idea in the spotlight is the real physical prizes that can be won here, instead of online prizes. As Jenner puts it, “Every day we're giving gamers new advertisers and new prizes to win. It's a great way to gamble for fun with your friends.”

Jenner has been a gamer as well as a poker player in real life, all his life, that's why the excitement about the venture, which combines both of these is pretty clear on his face. RocketFrog runs poker, blackjack and slot tournaments every day with small fields of 30 to 100 players and accelerated games that run two to five minutes long. Creative Recreation is offering all gamers a $10 online gift code while players can also win a $50 online gift code from that company. Jenner said the site is working with companies like Angello from Swedish House Mafia, Young and Reckless, World of Dance, Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne and Paul Oakenfold to connect with its gaming audience.

Jenner sees a lot of potential for movie, music and established brand's promotion on the site. When a studio spends money on billboards or even banner ads you don't really know where the money is going,” said Jenner. “With RocketFrog, it’s different. You give us a certain amount of tickets and we promote the movie for a week and every day gamers log on and get a chance to win. People are getting engaged with these products, as opposed to seeing commercial.”

Music launches, which already have a platform on the internet to interact with the specific audiences, will also be targeted through this site. Rather, anything which needs the crowd engagement shall be put up on the site. The company plans to regularly release new games, along with mobile apps, with the aim to build the largest free-to-play social casino on the web.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, RocketFrog was founded in 2010 by online gaming and casino industry veterans Brett Calapp, Matthew Osborn, and Uri Kozai. Tom Anderson, co-founder and former president of MySpace.com, joined the company's Advisory Board based on the company's vision for fully branded social game integration.