One of the hottest topics in the online gambling industry is the entrance of Facebook and their software gaming developers.

Online scratch card players are set to benefit from software companies like Zynga who have recently made strategic acquisitions which are aimed at turning existing virtual casino games on Facebook such as Texas HoldEm Poker to real money casino games.

Online scratch cards are the ideal example of a social form of online gambling which easily could be incorporated in a giant social network such as Facebook.

The community environment of scratch cards is very similar to that of other social groups on Facebook.
Scratch cards are aimed at providing the online player with the option of easing their entrance into the fascinating and lucrative world of online gambling.

All scratch card websites operators offer the potential scratchcard player the option of playing in practice mode before depositing any real money.

The world’s largest social network Facebook is planning to file for a $100 billion IPO next week. Facebook’s leading advisor is reported to be the US investment bank, Morgan Stanley who have in the past played a leading role in other internet based companies IPO’s such as Linkedin.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Goldman Sachs who aided Facebook in raising $1.5 billion in 2010 is also reported to be involved.

The anticipated IPO is expected to provide Wall Street with a much needed economic boost in light of the difficult economic situation on the U.S.

Facebook has stated that it intends to go public and most industry experts estimate the IPO to go ahead sometime in the first half of the year. US law stipulates that Facebook has to disclose all its financial results from April as it has more than 500 investors.

The highly anticipated IPO is expected to raise at least $10 billion which is sure to make founder Mark Zuckerberg a multi billionaire. Facebook is rumored to prefer to list  on the NYSE and not the tech heavy Nasdaq.

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