article on gambling games for Facebook


(Note: republished as: “Weg met casino, online gokken wordt de hype” in NRC Handelsblad, January 31, page 37).

This is one of those subjects I wanted to write a longer article about for some time: gambling games. I do enjoy gambling myself (yes, in moderation) but mostly in a casino, less online. The advent of gambling games and particularly “gamblification” efforts related to Facebook seem to open up so many intriguing questions regarding the boundaries between gambling & gaming, addiction, game-design, regulations etc etc etc. I took a first stab at introducing this fascinating new genre to the Dutch public (as it is by my knowledge the first time this subject is covered in Dutch mainstream media).

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And as a bonus a groovy illustration!


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