Facebook is about to get serious about gaming on the Facebook Messenger Platform and will allow this to go viral, which is why social slot consultant Guy Hasson sees this as the biggest opportunity for social slot companies over the next few years.
Rocket Games was acquired by Penn National in August 2016 for US$170m and was the leading social publisher by end of 2016. iGaming Business spoke to Rocket's Bill Gelpi and Penn's Chris Sheffield to find out more.
As KamaGames and Tango get ready to extend their partnership with a third title, 3D Blackjack for Tango, iGaming Business talks to KamaGames' business development manager about the evolving partnership.
The acquisition of Playtika by the Shanghai Giant Network Technology for US$4.4bn shows that the social gaming sector is a serious, cash generative business. But the deal also has repercussions for the sector as a whole, writes Joanne Chrisite.
Joe Witterschein of Tribal Gaming Services & Advisory Group digs down into the reasons why free-play isn’t delivering what it is supposed to for many tribal casinos and provides advice on how they can turn things around.
The transition from Facebook/web to mobile continued to shape publisher fortunes in Q4 of 2015, writes Adam Krejcik from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, with performances boosting full-year estimated global revenues by 19% to US$3.3bn.
The social casino sector experienced a second consecutive period of sub-par growth in the third quarter of 2015, with some publishers adapting better than others to the ongoing transition away from Facebook/web gaming to mobile, writes Adam Krejcik of Eilers Research.