VGW was founded by Laurence Escalante in 2010 with the vision of creating a virtual world with focus on gaming and entertainment.
After a few early iterations and continuous development, Chumba Casino was launched in 2012. Laurence and a small team of smart developers had succeeded in incorporating sweepstakes functionality into our casino gaming platform.
Working with leading sweepstakes and gaming lawyers in the US to ensure that Chumba Casino was fully compliant with all local laws, this opened up the tremendously under-serviced US market where winning cash from online casino gaming is largely illegal.
Since then, Chumba Casino has grown into a leading social gaming provider offering players a broad range of fun and engaging games. VGW also developed some formidable partnerships with Facebook, the largest social media network and Paypal, the world’s leading payment process provider.
What started as a slots-only offering has grown to soon include a number of table games including black-jack and roulette.
In late 2016 VGW launched Global Poker – an online poker room based on VGW’s proprietary and patented (pending) sweepstake technology. Global Poker’s unique technology lets poker enthusiasts play a range of poker games, including Texas Hold’em and Omaha, and win cash prizes. The patent pending sweepstake technology will, when issued, provide a significant competitive advantage for VGW to expand into other gaming verticals including lottery, sports, bingo and others.
All content on Chumba Casino is developed in-house by our team of talented games designers and developers. This provides VGW with both operational flexibility and commercial advantages. VGW continue to invest into the development of proprietary games and content to further differentiate itself from the competitors.
Our current portfolio includes 30+ exciting games for desktop players and 25 games for mobile users. We continue to grow our offerings to players with new games being launched on a monthly basis.
The software that powers Global Poker was acquired in late 2016 and will continue to be further developed. This will offer players a wider variety of poker games as well as additional functionality to keep our growing player base entertained and engaged.
VGW is a diverse company which believes in a work hard / play hard ethos. We have over 200 staff located globally working for us.