Online gamblers who are also fight fans are the target market for a new Internet enterprise launched this week by Houston hospitality industry entrepreneur Sean Kreuger (35). Branded Internet Mobster, Inc. or "iMob", Krueger came up with the idea of having an online interactive game that allows players to "fight for cash".
His inspiration was popular mobster style games on Myspace and Facebook, says Kreuger. "I could not believe so many people were getting upset when a player would loose $10 000 virtual money in a fight," he said, adding that the idea triggered the concept of organising interactive fight games with betting in real money.
"One day I literally said out loud, why am I so excited? I did not win or make real money. Within seconds I shouted ‘But what if I did?" Sean Krueger recalls.
Armed with his idea of having the world's first online Mobster game that allows players to ‘Fight for Cash', Kreuger teamed up with graphic designers and web-savvy businessmen, who immediately grasped the potential of the concept.
"It was the perfect fit, my skills are geared toward marketing and operating corporations, Jammie Hawkins' skills are geared toward intense graphic designs, and Steve Edwards' skills lie in programming, said Kreuger.
In November of 2008 the design and creation of Internet Mobster began. On February 10th of 2009 an ownership company was legally formed as a Texas C-Corp, with the three men as equal partners.
Internet Mobster emerged from the efforts of the three men as an online interactive game that allows players to earn XP points and credits by completing missions and investing in virtual real estate.
Players use the earned XP points and credits to purchase weapons, increase energy, stamina and heal themselves after a battle. The unique feature that separates Internet Mobster from any other online shoot 'em up is the ability to fight rival players where the winner takes a portion of the loser's real money.
The outcome of the game relies solely on skill and talent through a combination of weapons, defense, health points, stamina, and the total skill set of members who join a player's mob.
Internet Mobster is a game that allows players to fight for real cash in a skill game that skirts US laws against games of chance. In order to comply with both Federal and State laws, the operator has adopted the laws that govern U.S. based online tournaments where cash and prizes are provided to the winner based upon skill.