Social casino games are some of the highest grossing genre of mobile games. Often many in the media become surprised by how staggering social casino gaming stats are booming. This article examines several key points from data researchers wrapped into an easy to understand infographic. Let's delve into the results.
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According to a report by Eilers Research, social casino games will be a $4.4 billion market in 2017 (a 29.4% year-over-year increase projection from $3.4 billion in 2016). There are other studies by PWC that suggest this track will only increase by 2019 and international players will emerge as revenue leaders such as India and South Africa.
Small Tasty Bite Of Huge Industry
Newzoo research estimates mobile gaming will account for 42% or $46.1 billion of the $108.9 billion global gaming market. Of the stats, social casino gaming accounts for more than 4% of gaming industry revenues.
According to App Annie tracking stats, in 2017 the top 5 grossing social casino games on iOS and Android come from the following publishers:
- Playtika - Slotomania
- Product Madness - Heart of Vegas™ Slots
- Huuuge Games - Slots Huuuge Casino
- Big Fish Games - Big Fish Casino
- Zynga - Wizard of Oz Slots Casino
How Long Do People Play?
Most players spend 2-5 hours per week playing across seventeen franchises sampled from data in a Newzoo study. In this study, Slot Bonanza is the franchise that is played the most hours per week with 7.5% of the players playing it 15 hours or more per week.
A Closer Look
There are other players chasing the top of the pack. We were able to gain some interesting social casino gaming stats from Super Lucky Casino, the publisher of Hot Vegas Slots game. In this game, 65% of players are female, over the age of 35 and they tend to play more than younger groups. Overall, gamers spend $40 per month while playing for 135 minutes on average . You can find this popular game on iTunes and Google Play.
Key Takeaways from Social Casino Gaming Stats
- The industry is projected to grow more than 29% in 2017 from 2016.
- Social casino gaming accounts for more than 4% of the global gaming industry revenues.
- The top 5 grossing social casino games come from: Playtika, Product Madness, Huuuge Games, Big Fish Games, and Zynga.
- Most players spend 2-5 hours per week playing.
- In one game, females over the age of 35 tend to play more than younger groups.
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