Players are informed that they may log in via Facebook or play as a guest.
The phrase ‘Connecting to your poker buddies, stirring drinks’ appears whilst the game loads.
While the news spread, scammers took the opportunity to build a new application to trick Facebook users into installing malware onto their computers and spamming their Facebook friends.
Played on a mobile device or PC, even via Facebook's website, such games mimic the slot machines and card games in casinos. They bet with the game's play money and, if they run out, they can spend real-world dollars to get more. "A lot of them are the most popular games too." He started playing Zynga Poker, a slot machine game, last year.
But he craved the excitement that came with betting real money.
As the gameplay begins, players are shown that they start with $5,000 in chips. After clicking ‘Play now’, players are positioned at a table with three other players.
Two cards are given to each player, although only the two allocated to the individual playing the app can be viewed.
When the app is opened, players are brought to a screen displaying an attractive redheaded woman wearing a red silk dress.