Social games have overtaken the iPhone! Although MMOs like Game of War: Fire Age are at the top of the top grossing game list, these come and go - but Candy Crush and its likes are constantly there, close to the top, and have been for years. Smartphones are the gaming device of choice for today's generation, and casual is the leading game type played on them. But a few years ago a new type of casual game made its way to the top: social casinos. While the top 5 game list constantly changes, social casinos - just like other social games - are always there in the top 10, showing their popularity.
What are social casinos?
Online casinos bring some well-deserved Las Vegas action into our lives. To play their games, you don't even have to leave home. You can simply visit the Royal Vegas Australian casino
, register an account, and play. The Royal Vegas Australia welcomes players from all over the world, no matter if they want to play for real, of for fun. It offers them the same variety of games, the same excellent support, and the same amazing bonuses, too. With an excellent mobile offering, available both as an iPhone app and a web app, the Royal Vegas is one of the leading mobile gaming destinations today.
Social casinos try to build on the popularity of the Royal Vegas and its likes, offering a "free" alternative, without boundaries, to the regulated industry. Their games are similar, but with many more social elements, but they can't be played for real money, and they don't pay out real money wins either. They are the next best thing, especially useful for those living in countries where the real thing is not available (like most states in the US, for example).
The most played social casino games on the iPhone
Big Fish Casino
is constant among the top 10 grossing iPhone apps in the US. The game was built by the Seattle-based casual game developer and publisher Big Fish Games, best known for its "Mystery Case Files" and "Hidden Expedition" series of "hidden object" adventures. Available for iOS and Android, and also through Facebook for desktop play, Big Fish Casino offers its players exciting slots with bonuses and free games, table games, poker, jackpots, giveaways, and some exciting Vegas action.
is another constant, growing head to head with the above-mentioned game. Instead of a wide variety of casino games, Playtika's app focuses on slot machines alone. Its casino expertise probably comes from its parent company - it is owned by Caesars Entertainment, that specializes in hospitality and gambling.
To complete the "big three", we need to mention DoubleDown Casino & Slots
, also constantly in the top 10. Just like the above two, the DoubleDown offers its players a simulated casino experience, but with a twist: it's owned by IGT, one of the world's largest casino game production companies, that supplies most Vegas-based casinos with a major part of their games.