Big Fish's launches a national TV campaign to advertise its casino games to women.

Big Fish reeling in more casino gamers with high-stakes TV spot

Seattle-based game company Big Fish said last year that nearly half of its revenue came from mobile, and now it’s betting some of that cash on its first-ever national TV campaign. Commercials for game companies are nothing new. We’ve seen the blockbuster console titles, like Call of Duty and Battlefield, compete for massive amounts of airtime…. Read More

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Social casino study: Majority of players are middle-aged women; California the ‘luckiest’ state

Who plays social casino games? Where are they from? And when do they play? These are some of the questions answered by the U.S. Social Casino Index study done by DoubleDown Casino, the Seattle maker of casino-style social games that was gobbled up by Las Vegas-based International Game Technology for as much as $500 million last year. The study,… Read More

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RealNetworks buys social casino game Slingo for $15.6M as ‘Zynga Slingo’ shuts down

RealNetworks’ GameHouse division continued making a splash in the social gaming arena today, announcing the acquisition of social casino company Slingo Inc. for $15.6 million. Slingo is an immensely popular online game with billions of plays over its 17-year-old history. Interestingly enough, Slingo set up a partnership with Zynga in March 2012, which helped bring Slingo to Facebook. But just… Read More

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Here’s how you can win $100K by playing a free social casino game

Real-money gambling hasn’t quite made it to the United States yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t win a nice chunk of money — like, $100,000 — via free-to-play social casino apps. RealNetworks’ GameHouse Casino is debuting what it calls the “first-ever” real-money sweepstakes in a social casino game called The Golden Dreams Sweepstakes. Ken… Read More

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Cha-ching: Double Down posts big profits again, expands social casino globally

Things are rolling for Double Down Interactive. The Seattle-based maker of casino-style social games that was gobbled up by Las Vegas-based International Game Technology for as much as $500 million last year saw its second quarter revenues increase sequentially by 31 percent to $54 million. This comes after the company pulled in $128 million within 12 months following the IGT acquisition…. Read More

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Big Fish launches first mobile social roulette game

Roulette, like many casino table games, can get a little boring if you’re playing alone. For those who want an audience watching their big money wheel spins but can’t make it to the casino, Big Fish now has an answer. The Seattle game maker, founded by former RealNetworks employee Paul Thelen in 2002, just added the… Read More

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Report: Social casino game revenues on the rise

With the arrival of social casino games, no longer must you drive to the local casino to try your luck at hitting 21 or rolling craps. It’s as easy as going on the Internet to gamble, and the numbers now show that the market for social casino games is growing exponentially. A study from research firm… Read More