Through a wholly owned subsidiary, 888 has reached agreement with Facebook to launch real-money games on the social network’s UK platform.

888 will offer real-money bingo, casino and slot games in the UK. The first app to launch is bingo, with a casino offering including slots and other popular games to follow.

Itai Frieberger, COO of 888, said: “888 has long recognised the potential for social gaming. Our Facebook freemium (play for fun) offerings have found a significant audience and we are very excited by the opportunity that real money gaming on Facebook provides.”

Julien Codorniou, head of games partnerships for Facebook in Europe, said: “Facebook is a great platform for playing games with your friends and we are really pleased to be working with 888, who have a strong reputation on both the quality and safety of their games.”