When it comes to the U.K., most people are getting into the Olympic Games, but not Facebook. It's getting into a different type of gaming in the U.K.-- gambling to be exact.
The 955 million-member social network began allowing users in the U.K. to play a new bingo game using real money.
The game, called Bingo & Slots Friendzy, lets users 18 and older ditch Facebook Credits and play with their real money while Facebook takes in 30% of the money collected by the app, as it does with all other apps.
"Gambling is very popular and well regulated in the U.K. ... for millions of bingo users it’s already a social experience [so] it makes sense [for us] to offer that as well,” said Julien Codorniou, Facebook’s head of gaming for Europe, Middle East and Africa, according to the Financial Times.
The decision to allow this type of gaming in the U.K., where gambling is more accepted than in the U.S., is seen as a test by Facebook to determine if it may want to bring the practice stateside.