Last year 888 announced it had plans to launch a real money casino on Facebook and now those plans have seen the light of day. The app is the first of it's kind to be featured by the popular social network and is called MAGIC888 and you can find the full range of 888's slots and table games. The app also features the 888 live casino. It will be available to UK users only and players must be over the age of 18 which means to use the app there are tight age verification checks in place. Ita Frieberger, 888 COO in a statement to the London Stock Exchange said, “This launch marks a significant extension in our real money social offering. The successful launch of BingoAppy has indicated the potential that social gaming offers, and we are delighted to expand our gaming portfolio with the launch of our MAGIC888 casino. The app gives Facebook users in the UK the opportunity to enjoy 888’s award winning casino while introducing new features which leverage the social experience Facebook offers.” Shares in 888 jumped on the news and reached a 52 week high. This marks the start of what will probably be a mass surge in real money casinos on Facebook with many operators already advertising on the network. There have been many who have opposed real money casinos being offered on any social networks saying that it could lead to a generation with gambling problems. Operators have fought back stating that those under 18's who cannot gamble legally will not even see these apps on Facebook let alone be able to use them, arguing that they are more likely to see real money gambling advertised on the high street.