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Websiteujogo.com
Twitter@ujogo
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Employees6
Founded7/2007

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Co-Founder & COO
Co-Founder & CIO
VP, Sales and Marketing

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VENTURE FUNDING
Series A, 7/2007

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Ujogo Closed down January 11, 2012

Ujogo

Founded in 2006, Ujogo.com is a rewards-based free online games site. They’re trying to differentiate themselves from other free game sites by giving users points for time spent playing, which can later be redeemed for prizes. Ujogo can afford to give away these prizes due to money made from ads shown during games.

Jul 19, 2007 was a big day for the San Francisco based site. They announced the launch of their public beta, a round of Series A funding and the acquisition of game developer Gaming Everywhere.

It is unknown how long the site will be in public beta. Ujogo still has a long way to go with only one game currently available and no way to redeem points yet.

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Websiteujogo.com
StageLive
Launch DateJuly 19, 2007
Tags poker, free-poker, online-games, ujogo, games

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 has resulted in many paid online poker sites no longer offering their services to the US market. Many Americans have turned to free online poker. In fact, according to Ujogo more than 30 million U.S. adults spend more than 5 billion hours playing free online poker annually.

Ujogo claims the quality of play and competitiveness at most free online poker sites is not very good. They’re trying to make their site different by offering a store with a variety of poker-related products and literature. Items in the store can be purchased via traditional methods or by redeeming Ujogo Points. Points are accrued based on time spent on Ujogo.

The site just launched, so there aren’t many players yet. After playing for about 10 minutes I was ranked number 5 on the cash leaderboard. In addition to the games, Ujogo has a “Poker 101” section for new players and will eventually offer tournaments and other promotions. In its current stage (only one game available and no way to redeem points) Ujogo is not the best free poker offering out there. However, that could change once they officially launch.

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Uploaded: 2/5/08

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