Thursday May 8,2014 : NEW SKILL GAMES CONTENDER
PBJ launches Dollar Candy app.
US-based app developer PBJ Games has announced the launch of its Dollar Candy gaming app in HTML 5 format as it seeks to enter the skill gaming sector legal across many US states.
The app makes 60-second skill games for real money accessible across major mobile and tablet devices.
The skill games sector in the United States amassed $671 million in 2013 alone and is projected to haul in $3 billion by 2017, the company claims.
Skill gaming is distinct from gambling in that skill gamers win based on skill while gamblers win based on luck; while online gambling is legal in only three US states, online skill gambling is legal in 36 different states.
Ian Ippolito, CEO of PJB Games, said Wednesday:
“Until now, the skill gaming market has been dominated by a narrow niche group of specialized gamers who invest hours in learning and mastering skill games that generally require a PC to play and aren’t accessible on all devices. Furthermore, the ultra-competitive skill gaming world is notoriously hostile to ‘newbies’".
He says that Dollar Candy is designed to be learned in as little as 20 seconds, takes only 60 seconds to play, and resists robo-cheaters since it relies on distinctly human reasoning and skill sets.
Additionally, traditional PC skill games require a 15 to 45 percent fee on pay-outs while Dollar Candy’s fee is only 10 to 11 percent.
The element of luck is removed from the game by all players in a tournament receiving the identical game board, and no reliance on "luck of the draw". No random events occur during gameplay, which prevents ‘lucky' or ‘unlucky’ breaks. And no player is allowed to purchase power-ups or any special gameplay advantages over others.