[img_assist|nid=25818|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=150|height=87]App publisher Glu Mobile has partnered with tournament platform Skillz to introduce real-money gambling to some of its Android games in the US.
Starting with Deer Hunter Reloaded, selected Glu apps will offer players the option to buy into skill-based tournaments for the chance to win cash prizes.
Due to the US’s gambling laws, this function won’t be universally available, but Glu says it expects the tournaments to be up and running in 37 states by the end of Q2. Free tournaments, also powered by Glu, will be available in all 50 US states.
“The Skillz tournament platform allows us to reach a significant number of US gamers interested in competing for cash prizes in their favorite skill-based Glu games,” said Glu CEO Niccolo de Masi. “We look forward to offering an entirely new multiplayer experience to our audience in the US; an experience that we anticipate will improve user engagement, retention, and monetization.”
Glu says it will be introducing Skillz tournaments to other Android apps during the second half of 2013.