Caesars Maintains Top Spot In Social Casino Gaming Market
Social casino gaming is one of the more interesting sectors to watch in the gaming and gambling markets as the last 18 months have seen some pretty dramatic changes in the leader-board when it comes to the gaming powerhouses. While growth rates have been impressive for the likes of IGT with their DoubleDown Casino the overall sector has seen a flat quarter.
According to market research firm Eilers Research the current leader for the third quarter is still Caesars Interactive Entertainment with a 15% market share. Despite the growth in the mobile devices sector, there was still a reported 7% decline in Facebook social casino game revenues.
According to Eilers Research IGT with their DoubleDown Casino managed to overtake Zynga during the third quarter to become the second largest social casino gaming publisher with a 13.6% market share. This impressive achievement is noteworthy as the overall sector did not report high earnings. DoubleDown also reported a 5% increase in revenues due largely to their growth on Mobile apps and Facebook.
IGT’s gain in the third quarter added salt to Zynga’s wounds as they continued to report another double-digit decline for a quarter. They now have a 11.5% market share.
When it comes to mobile Big Fish Games comes up trumps with their Big Fish Casino which holds the title for the biggest stand-alone social casino app which generated $35.1 million in revenues for the quarter. They now own 7.4% of the market share