Gaming site Ujogo launched in public beta today, providing a free poker service that combines game play with player rewards and social networking tools.
In a busy day for Ujogo, the company also announced Series A funding and the acquisition of Gaming Everywhere. The company refused to disclose how much the Series A funding was, or who it was from; the latter in particular being somewhat strange (we did ask).
Ujogo aims to provide the thrill of playing at a real-money poker site, without any of the risk. The site includes educational and training tools, as well as giving players the ability to earn a wide range of prizes, including gift cards, consumer electronic devices, and “once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”
Ujogo’s social networking features include the ability to create profiles, choose avatars, and search for players with similar interests. Players can also read news feeds, watch training videos, browse user profiles, and review personal statistics during game play.