On Monday, Crowdparkees were bestowed with a surprise that office workers around the world have only ever dreamed of. Walking into the Crowdpark office doors, we noticed a somewhat colourful change to the reception area. Where there had once stood two beige sofas, now stood a huge, delightfully vibrant and enticingly fun ball pit.
The last nine months has seen positive development in the relationship between social networking giant Facebook and several real money gaming companies. This relationship had been under legal scrutiny for some time, and finally saw the first glimpse of success in the middle of last year.
Have you ever wondered who was behind the colorful, detailed, and eye-catching graphics in our games? The adorable animals in Pet Vegas, the striking football graphics in 90Live, and the many Betty varieties in Bet Tycoon, are all attributed to the accomplished skills of our Game Artist team. With diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, the [...]
The Crowdpark team, Crowdpark Alumni, and their family and friends banded together on Friday evening to celebrate the beginning of the end of winter, as well as many other (yet to be revealed) exciting developments for our company! Traipsing through the less-than-mild air, we arrived at a Kneipe in Friedrichshain, more commonly known to the [...]
This concludes our white paper series on the development of the social casino games industry. Keep in mind that you can find our complete casino games white paper here and that you can also check out posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the series. Please send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crowdpark celebrated St. Nicholas yesterday the only way possible – with home-baked cookies, Glühwein, Christmas tunes, and kicker matches. You could say St. Nicholas is the original Santa Claus, the hipster of Christmas traditions.
Whilst only a small number of social games users are paying users, the revenue derived from paying users is able to drive the industry significantly forward. Keep in mind that you can find our complete casino games white paper here and that you can also check out posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the series. Please send your questions and comments [...]
Maciej hails from Poland and joined Crowdpark as a Club Mate addiction test subject HTML5 developer in April. His wit and clever remarks are matched by his skills and knowledge, and he has been an integral part of the Crowdpark team, working on the AnteUp team. Here, he gives us a brief rundown of how he came to be [...]
Last night Crowdpark was honored to attend the Berlin Geekettes Mentorship Program launch party. As usual, the venue filled quickly with an abundance of talented geekettes (and a small number of geeks!) from a host of different backgrounds, both culturally and professionally. This mix is what we think makes this group so successful. As Ani [...]
Gambling is slowly integrating more into the Facebook ecosystem. Read more about how the two mega-industries are coming together. Keep in mind that you can find our complete casino games white paper here and that you can also check out posts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the series. Please send your questions and comments to email@example.com.
The Social Games Industry is enjoying a continuously upward trend, accelerating the growth of the online casino and social casino games markets. Keep in mind that you can find our complete casino games white paper here and that you can also check out posts 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the series. Please send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developer by day, Berlin explorer by night. Fatma has been working at Crowdpark in the IT department as a junior flash developer since May. Here, she talks a little bit about her first few months at Crowdpark and in Berlin.
Crowdpark’s own, Francis Varga, was honored with the opportunity to present at the CouchConf Berlin on Monday. CouchConf is a Couchbase sponsored event that is open to the public, and aims to dive deeper into the essence, application, and future of Couchbase NoSQL technology. Highlights of the CouchConf included technology updates, breakout sessions, user presentations, [...]
Crowdpark’s COO Christoph Jenke, had the opportunity to speak at the 11th European iGaming Conference in Fira, Barcelona, last week. The EiG Congress aims to bring together 1700 of iGaming CEOs, thought leaders, and aspiring market entrants in an inspiring environment of brainstorming discussions, panels, and workshops.
Crowdpark is a social casino games company that is comprised of a melting pot of international talent. With 25 employees hailing from eleven different countries (from Germany to Russia, Australia to the Philippines), the team is united not only through their diversity, but also through their unique prior work experience in countries and markets all [...]
This week we welcomed a new member to the Crowdpark team. ‘It’ has been employed (nee: installed) by Crowdpark as an educational and inspirational tool for the team to ensure that we continue to design and program the highest quality games for our users.
Crowdpark is based in Berlin, the often eccentric, sometimes sunny German Hauptstadt. This week Germany celebrates 23 years of unification, following a divided and somewhat tumultuous past. It is this past that now defines the city – strong, determined, adaptable, and resourceful. This atmosphere has created the perfect breeding ground for the Berliner Startup.
Virtual Sports Bets Available on Facebook [...] German social-game company Crowdpark launched a Facebook game in virtual wagering specifically tied to June’s European soccer championships. “Sports Casino” will offer more, including baseball, professional and college football and England’s Barclay’s Premier League soccer, with plans to add basketball and hockey as those seasons start.[...] Online
The highly creative and extremely talented Game Artist Nadia Karroue joined Crowdpark six months ago. Hailing from The Netherlands, Nadia shares her reflections on her time at Crowdpark, as well as her passion for robots and Berlin.
Spielend an die Spitze [...]Crowdpark bietet kostenlose Wetten an. Die monatlich etwa 500.000 Spieler können zu allen Themen, vom nächsten Oscar-Gewinner bis hin zu Zugverspätungen, Wetten abschließen.[...] Online
Wictor Hattenbach recently joined Crowdpark as a Game Designer, adding his talents to an already creative and passionate team. Crowdpark has welcomed the Swedish-born designer with open arms, and we are certain that he will be a valuable asset to the team.
Analysis: A sporting chance – Part 1 [...] While the industry is well aware of the vast social appeal of sports betting, players are still awaiting a social sportsbook offering that can rival, or at least replicate, the traditional betting experience. [...] Online
Zynga Hires Online Gambling Veteran as New COO [...]A recent Crowdpark market report emphasized the potential of joining the social gaming industry with online gambling, and Zynga is undoubtedly paying attention to these eye-catching numbers.[...] Online
Warning: This post may contain cheesy references to Will Smith. It’s time to celebrate our 3.3 year birthday! Crowdpark was founded three years and three months ago and is headquartered in Berlin, Europe’s gaming and technology hub. At the beginning of this year we launched three games for Facebook – Pet Vegas – Slot Machines, [...]
Crowdpark Releases Two New Social Mobile Casino Games Mobile social casino game developer Crowdpark confirmed the release of two new mobile social games this week for the iOS platform. AnteUp Mobile and Pet Vegas Mobile are the names of the two new releases that are set to take the mobile social gaming community by storm this [...]
Facebook Takes a Gamble on Real-World Gambling (…) Meanwhile, other online game developers have stayed away from real gambling. Crowdpark, the creator of the social betting genre, has no plans to produce a game that allows players to bet real money.(…) Online
Crowdpark setzt auf mobiles Wachstum im Casino-Segment Crowdpark veröffentlicht zwei mobile Social-Betting- und Casino-Spiele: Pet Vegas und AnteUp. Weiters gab Crowdpark bekannt, dass ein international angelegter Investorenprozess gestartet ist. Online
Crowdpark ventures in mobile casino and betting games Crowdpark, the European start-up bringing legal virtual payout betting and casino games to the world of social gaming, today announced the launch of two mobile social games. The iOS games, Pet Vegas Mobile and AnteUp Mobile, join their existing Facebook and Web games to position Crowdpark at [...]
Crowdpark Releases Pet Vegas and AnteUp for Mobile, Expects to Find Way out of Insolvency Berlin game developer Crowdpark today released two of its top titles, Pet Vegas and AnteUp, for iOS mobile, just one month after filing for insolvency – and expects a positive outcome in its search for new investors. Online
Crowdpark launches iOS games despite insolvency filing (…) The Berlin-based operator has released iOS versions of slot game Pet Vegas (pictured) and social betting app Ante Up, optimised for tablet and mobile devices and featuring Facebook integration. Online
Social gaming startup Crowdpark filed for insolvency but hope for a ‘favorable outcome’ remains The future for Crowdpark is looking a lot brighter than it did in July when the social gaming startup filed for insolvency, with today’s release of two of its Facebook games on mobile. Pet Vegas Mobile and AnteUp Mobile will enable to company to mix the markets of social [...]
Insolvent Crowdpark Expects Favorable Outcome The future for Crowdpark is looking a lot brighter than it did in July when the startup filed for insolvency, with today’s release of two of its Facebook games on mobile. Pet Vegas Mobile and AnteUp Mobile will enable to company to mix the markets of social gaming, online gambling and mobile gaming. (…) Online
Crowdpark, the European start-up bringing legal virtual payout betting and casino games to the world of social gaming, today announced the launch of two mobile social games. The iOS games, Pet Vegas Mobile and AnteUp Mobile, join their existing Facebook and Web games to position Crowdpark at the intersection of three powerful markets: social gaming, [...]
Power 25 [Crowdpark]…is one of the few operators to develop social betting products. Its Bet Tycoon game allows players to bet against one another on a range of events with real-time forecasts provided through its patented Dynamic Betting technology. Online
The 2012 London Olympics has already felt the impact of Twitter in its first week. As the games create trending topics about empty seats, incredibly fast female swimmers and security, Twitter has made it to the forefront of most news stories. The importance of the San Francisco social media company cannot be underestimated this year.
Crowdpark is a melting pot of many nationalities from all over the world, with creative creatures, awesome artists, dynamite designers and developers, mad marketers, efficient editors, and many more talented employees combining their skills to produce awesomely fun social games including Pet Vegas and AnteUp.
Daniel recently joined Crowdpark as a Marketing & Finance intern. Here he reveals his first impressions of Berlin. I started interning at Crowdpark about two weeks ago and have decided that it is one of the best internships I’ve ever had (considering that it’s my first internship). I had no idea what to expect when [...]
Here at Crowdpark we’ve been discussing the possibility of creating AnteUp bets that you simply cannot lose. ‘Do these even exist?’ we pondered over lunch. After extensive research, we’ve concluded that yes, they do. In fact, we compiled a list of some of the best and simplest ways to never lose a bet, but ssshh [...]
Sebastian recently joined Crowdpark as the official Kick-Ass Mobile Dude. Here he reveals what he’s been up to lately. I joined Crowdpark in early May 2012 with a background of two and a half years’ experience in the field of social gaming. Most recently, I managed the mobile business of a leading social games publisher [...]
The Third Degree: Martin Frindt of Crowdpark This week in the Third Degree, our regular Friday feature where we quiz Berlin’s best and brightest CEOs, we spoke to Martin Frindt of Crowdpark about collecting vinyl in San Francisco and avoiding fancy food in Mitte. (...) Online
Facebook recently launched their App Centre, with the purpose of accruing a large database of Facebook apps, on the web and for mobile, for users to explore and enjoy. The Facebook App Centre is divided into many differing categories, including games, entertainment, music, travel, sports, and more. Facebook divides each app category into many sub-categories, [...]
German Social Gaming Company Released Euro 2012 Game on Facebook Crowdpark, a social gaming enterprise operating in full compliance with German gambling laws, announced the launch of a brand new social betting game, “90Live”, on Facebook. The game’s launch was strategically timed for the Euro 2012 Football Championships. (...) Online
Social Media Sites Looking into Becoming Sportsbooks Not only online casinos face competition from social gaming sites. Now, online sportsbooks are facing threats. According to football betting news, one of the leaders in social gaming, Crowdpark, introduces football (soccer) betting to its range of games. (...) Online
In honor of the launch of Crowdpark’s 90Live, on Friday, a group of us headed straight to Warsaw for the opening game of Poland vs. Greece in the UEFA Euro 2012. By noon, Warsaw was a sea of red and white with chants breaking out all over the city. I tried to join in on [...]
Crowdpark Launches Social Football Betting Application Just in time for Euro 2012 Crowdpark has released a new football game “90Live”. This is the first dedicated football betting game on Facebook and allows players to bet on any match throughout the Euro 2012 tournament. (...) Online
Euro 2012: Crowdpark Brings New Football Betting Game "90Live" Berlin’s social gambling start-up Crowdpark has launched their new football game, “90Live”. The first dedicated football betting game on Facebook. (...) Online
Zynga Hires DC lobbyists for internet gambling; social sports betting apps launch (…) Berlin-based social betting outfit Crowdpark, which already has a casino app and its ‘create your own prop bet’ Bet Tycoon app, is launching 90Live, a dedicated football (soccer, for you North American hooligans) betting app. (…) Online
Soccer Betting Kicks Off On Facebook With Crowdpark's 90Live On Eve Of UEFA Euro 2012 Just in time for Friday’s kickoff of the UEFA European Football Championship, European social gaming startup Crowdpark announced the launch of 90Live, which it calls the first dedicated soccer betting game on Facebook. (...) Online
Crowdpark Launches 90Live Football Betting Game on Facebook Social betting and casino games provider Crowdpark GmbH has launched the world’s first dedicated Facebook football betting title, 90Live, just in time for the start of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. (...) Online
Crowdpark kicks off new football betting game ’90Live’ for Euro 2012 Crowdpark, the European start-up bringing legal betting to the world of social gaming, today launched a new football game, “90Live.” The first dedicated football betting game on Facebook, 90Live kicks off just in time for UEFA Euro 2012 on June 8, so that players [...]
Crowdpark Gamble on Euro 2012 with 90Live (...) That is certainly the belief of social betting startup Crowdpark, which has launched its new soccer game 90Live to coincide with the beginning of the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. (...) Online
Club Mate; it’s the life and blood of nearly all Berlin start-ups, the subtle sign of a late night for a cool-to-be-un-cool hipster, and the ultimate summer substitute for coffee. Club Mate’s slogan is ‘You’ll get used to it’ (German: Man gewöhnt sich daran), and that certainly reigns true.
2012 may mean the end of the world for many doomsayers, but for Crowdpark it means something much more exciting and positive: growth – in particular, employee growth. Just one year ago Crowdpark consisted of fewer than 20 employees, working away on one of the first games in our social betting product range, Bet Tycoon.
Gründerzeit in Berlin Umzugskartons stehen im Flur der Firma Crowdpark in einem Bürogebäude in Berlin-Friedrichshain. Englische Wortfetzen ﬂiegen hin und her. Immer wieder eilt einer der 30 Mitarbeiter über den Flur und holt sich eine Flasche des Modegetränks Club-Mate. (...) Online
Betting on Facebook Social Casino Games Increased mobile gaming, better and more networking platforms and refined in-game currencies are boding well for 'social games' on leading social networking sites such as Facebook.(...) Online
Game of the Week – Pet Vegas Bets on Cuteness to Win Female Gamers Pet Vegas marks Crowdpark’s first social casino game on Facebook and currently the most successful of the Berlin-based developer’s three titles on the platform (the other two being 90Live – Football Game at 50,000 and Bet Tycoon at 30,000 monthly active [...]
Pet Vegas Adds Some Charm to the Slots Genre, But This Dog Could Stand to Learn Some New Tricks You can’t say that Crowdpark doesn’t know its audience. Shuffled among the predictable news about boosts and upgrades that sprinkle Pet Vegas’ fan page on Facebook, you’ll find some of the most saccharine pet videos ever posted [...]
When Gambling Meets Social Gaming 53% of Facebook users play social games. Since Facebook’s IPO filing earlier this year, we know that game-maker Zynga accounts for a full 12% of the social network’s revenue…We spoke to Christoph Jenke, COO of social betting game startup Crowdpark. He thinks there’s a natural betting instinct in all of us (…) [...]
Bet Tycoon – Review At AppSauna we love highlighting innovative games, and Crowdpark’s Bet Tycoon fits the bill. Bet Tycoon is like no gambling game you have ever seen. Rather than placing bets on a draw of a card or the roll of the dice, players bet on real life events. (…) Online
Four Ways Social Gaming Has Changed The evolution of social gaming has begun. But are the changes what we expected? Ingo Hinterding, the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Crowdpark, recently weighed in on the matter. (…) Online
Unibet finalize Betchoice deal; Crowdpark releases two new social games; Sportingbet looking at US Social betting developer Crowdpark has made its first movement into Facebook’s casino market. Pet Vegas, a slot game, is their first casino offering on the network and includes a number of themed slots.They’ve also released AnteUp, a game that allows friends to bet [...]
10 Extremely Unusual Startup Tips …Like ‘em or loathe ‘em, the two actors have made an appearance in Ingo Hinterding’s 10 unusual tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. Hinterding is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Crowdpark, a social betting company that’s willing to gamble with its players. (…) Online
Excitement and anticipation has hung thick in the air at Crowdpark this week, with Tuesday marking the official launch of our newest products, Pet Vegas and AnteUp. Pet Vegas combines the social element of Facebook games with the thrill of slot machines – bringing two very popular themes together, and nestling them amongst ridiculously cute [...]
Crowdpark expands portfolio with new social games launch Social betting games developer Crowdpark has launched two new betting games including its first foray into the growing Facebook social casino market. (…) Online
Crowdpark announces new social betting games Pet Vegas and AnteUp for Facebook Developer Crowdpark launched two new social betting games on Facebook today, Pet Vegas andAnteUp, showing us just how the company’s kept busy since it raised $6 million in funding back in October. (…) Online
Crowdpark’s Pet Vegas joins the casino games bandwagon on Facebook Berlin, Germany-based Crowdpark has launched two new games on Facebook: Pet Vegas and AnteUp, both of which provide gambling without physical returns on digital investments, VatorNews reports. (…) Online
Crowdpark Raises the Stakes With New Games Social betting games developer Crowdpark has raised the stakes with the official launch of two new titles – with a soccer-based third now in the works. The startup today unveiled Pet Vegas, a slot machine game, as well as AnteUp, a peer-to-peer betting app for Facebook which Silicon Allee first wrote about last month. (…) [...]
Das Milliardending Die Unternehmen der Stunde heißen SoundCloud, Gidsy, Amen, Crowdpark oder Readmill. Sie bauen Musikplattformen, Facebook-Spiele, Bewertungsportale oder Navigationshilfen für die Tiefen des Internets. Ihre Produkte können sich die Kunden meist kostenlos herunterladen. (…) Online
Crowdpark launches two new games with a gambling twist I bet you a soda you don’t read this entire post from start to finish, and with the new AnteUp game from Crowdpark I could make that bet a reality. (…) Online
This Startup is Willing to Gamble But not with your money. Crowdpark, a young startup that pioneered the concept of social betting games, announced that it is launching two new titles today. (…) Online
Crowdpark gets into casino-styled games on Facebook There’s a new player on Facebook looking to go head-to-head with Zynga, International Game Technology’s Double Down Interactive and Electronic Arts’ PopCap Games. (…) Online