Social Games Topping Mobile Gaming

A new report shows that social casino games are among the top-grossing categories among all casino-related mobile applications.

A new report from app analysts Distimo shows that social casinos are among the most profitable of all mobile gaming applications, with many making the list of top 100 best-selling apps worldwide.

According to the report, social games are one of the top-grossing categories when considering revenues from apps sold through the iOS App Store and Google Play. In the Apple App Store, 20 of the top 100 publishers released at least one social game in March, and 19 publishers sold social games though Google Play.

The numbers show that Playtika is the highest-grossing social game publisher, accounting for 21 percent of total revenue among the top 10 publishers through the iOS App Store. Second was Big Fish games, with 16 percent of the revenue, followed by Zinga with 12 percent.

On Google Play, Playtika also leads, with Buffalo Studios second. Both publishers are owned by Caesars Entertainment.