RealNetworks' Golden Dreams Sweepstakes Crowns First $100,000 Winner;
GameHouse Casino Plus Launches On iOS And Android
SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2013
SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
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
Additional details about GameHouse Casino Plus and the Golden Dreams
Sweepstakes for iOS and Android include:
oCasino-style games available on iOS and Android include slots, video poker
and blackjack. Bingo and roulette are also available on PC and Mac.
oEach month, one lucky entrant to the Golden Dreams Sweepstakes will win
oThe cash sweepstakes is available to users in 31 states and Washington
oConsumers who live outside of these territories are eligible to enter a
monthly virtual coins sweepstakes.
oGameHouse 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
oNew sweepstakes will launch on the first of every month and close on the
last day of each month.
oNo purchase is necessary to enter or win the Golden Dreams Sweepstakes on
mobile devices or Facebook. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for
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:
About RealNetworks, Inc.
RealNetworks creates innovative products and services that make it easy for
people to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the
streaming media category and continues to connect consumers with their digital
media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network,
device, media type and social network. Find RealNetworks corporate information
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are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements relating
to the launch of GameHouse Casino Plus for mobile devices, and expectations
regarding the cash sweepstakes promotion. All statements contained in this
press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be
considered forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially
from the results predicted. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
from the results predicted include the quickly evolving nature of the market
and competitive factors such as the emergence of new entrants in the market.
More information about potential risk factors that could affect RealNetworks'
business is included in RealNetworks' annual report on Form 10-K for the most
recent year ended December 31, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and in other
reports and documents filed by RealNetworks from time to time with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. The company assumes no obligation to
update any forward-looking statements or information, which are in effect as
of their respective dates.
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