|Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. have said that it would begin providing access to a popular group of Internet games through the America Online portal of AOL Time Warner as well as its own website.|
The 43 games from Pogo.com on offer for AOL subscribers include online versions of popular board games. Over half of the games offer a chance to win cash prizes. EA.com chief operating officer Erick Hachenburg said the cash prizes were not a form of gambling because the money comes from a jackpot and no wagers are made by players. Pogo also offers casino games like blackjack, poker and bingo and trivia, word and arcade games. Jackpots available range from $135.47 up to $1,623.50.