BuddyBet secures $3M to make online gambling social

BuddyBet is the latest online betting platform to capitalize on the growing trend of online gaming. In recent months, states have passed laws to allow online gambling, with New Jersey joining Nevada and Delaware as the latest state to relax virtual betting laws.

Bejeweled maker PopCap bets on Facebook casino-game gold rush

Ever since the Justice Department opened the door to the legalization of online gambling, the leading creators of social games are feeling increasingly lucky. PopCap Games just launched Lucky Gem Casino with a collection of seven slot machines themed after its brands such as Bejeweled and Zuma. It marks the entry of the Electronic Arts subsidiary into the increasingly active casino game market.