VGW are the pioneers of Social Sweepstake Gaming
VGW is disrupting both the Online Social Casino and Poker markets. Our innovative sweepstakes technology is the subject of patent pending applications around the world.
VGW was founded by Laurence Escalante in 2010 with the vision of creating a virtual world with focus on social 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 social 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.
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 the world’s largest and best social media networks and payment processors.
What started as a slots-only offering has grown to soon include a number of social table games including black-jack and roulette.
In late 2016 VGW launched Global Poker – an online poker room based on VGW’s proprietary sweepstake technology (patent pending). Global Poker’s unique technology lets poker enthusiasts play a range of social poker games, including Texas Hold’em and Omaha, and redeem Sweeps Coins dollars prizes. The patent pending sweepstake technology will, when granted, provide a significant competitive advantage for VGW to expand into other social gaming verticals including lottery, sports, bingo and others.
The majority of games on Chumba Casino are 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 social 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 400 staff located across the globe and that number continues to grow.