Bill Kara has put together the ingredients of a terrific website with CookingGames.com

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CookingGames.com which wowed the crowds throughout the Domain and Casual Game industry for its big ticket price, will be another success story for Bill Kara's company, which owns and operates a number of casual gaming properties including VirtualPets.com.

Bill Kara’s Hallpass Media has all the ingredients of a successful entertainment network.  Great domain names, great development, great content, and great  design.

Casual Gaming wiz Bill Kara has a winning formula when it comes to developing domain names, and he certainly had some successes in his career — so if you’re wondering whatever happened to Bill Kara’s $350,000 investment in the domain name CookingGames.com that was purchased in January 2009, have no fear.

Do you like to play cooking games online?

Like Baking Games, or Ice Cream Games?

While flash cooking games might not be for you, the website CookingGames.com is catering up to 40,000 visitors per day, in less than 2 months of being online — that, according to Quantcast, a website which measures and organizes the world’s audiences in real-time.

The website is also well liked by search engines, quickly moving up near the top spot of Google search.

What’s the state of Casual Games?

Casual games is a huge industry.  There are millions of people playing casual games online, and Hallpass Media has grown its own network to 3.7 million players per month, internationally.

Hallpass Media, which was founded October 25th, 2005 with the launch of Hallpass.com, has since added nearly a dozen gaming portals (including WordGames.com, GuyGames.com, GirlGames.com, StickGames.com, to name a few) and is set to be the premeir online gaming destination for people of all ages.

"Cooking Games"

CookingGames.com share of the casual cooking game market is heating up. According to Quantcast, the site attracts 40,000 players per day, internationally

Buying a domain name for $350,000 might sound like a big investment, but in an industry that’s growing by leaps and bounds, and drawing the attention of internet giants, it doesn’t sound like such a big investment afterall — especially when the name is developed into an engaging website that draws in thousands and thousands of players.

And casual game companies are making a buzz in the news.  Minutes ago, Disney announced it was buying Playdom for at least $563 million, in what’s said to be the biggest deal ever in the fast-growing market for social games.

According to Reuters:

Walt Disney Co will acquire start-up Playdom Inc for $563.2 million, as the media giant aims to take a leading role in the fast-growing market for games played on sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

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