Social Gaming Dashboard – Q2 2019

10 July 2019

bV1sion and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the Q2 2019 Social Gaming Dashboard, tracking the development of the free-to-play gaming sector.

The Social Gaming Dashboard is your quarterly overview of the social gaming sector in numbers and enables you to follow the evolution of the market.

Global Market Growth Forecasts
bV1sion forecasts the global social casino market to grow by 9.8% in 2019 to $5.5bn – broadly in line with the growth reported in Q1. Growth is expected to slow in the medium term, with the market forecast to reach $6.9bn of GGR in 2024.

The social casino industry has shown strong growth over the past few years, with the past 3 years returning a 2015-18 growth CAGR of 14%. bV1sion forecasts future growth in the sector to be at a lower rate, with an estimated 3 year growth CAGR of 6.8% between 2018-21e, dropping to 5.8% between 2021-24e.

Geographical split
The US is the largest market individual market, with North America as a whole representing 71% of global GGR. Oceania is the second biggest market but growth in Q2 has been lower than in other regions, with Africa and Asia the fastest growing markets.

Geographic performance
We look at 23 individual countries in terms of quarter on quarter revenue performance of Google Play Social Casino Apps in USD, and highlight the top 5 performing countries, and the bottom 5 performing countries, below. Korea continues to perform strongly, with Asia as a whole performing well, while India and Turkey are again two of the worst performing markets.

Market in focus: Top grossing US apps
Unsurprisingly, Playtika continues to dominate the U.S. market, with Slotomania by far the best performing app. Caesars Casino has re-entered the top 10, after a period outside of it, taking the place of PlayStudios’ POP! Slots app. The biggest mover has been Jackpot Party, which has gone up a number of places to become the 2nd highest grossing app; this is consistent with the recent strong growth reported by Scientific Games’ social casino division.



Source: Mobile Action, bV1sion

bV1sion - The Social Casino Database - is the social casino industry's leading market intelligence and data team. bV1sion has a partnership with H2 Gambling Capital, which has a track record of 15 years focused on the global gambling industry, its projections have been influential in shaping legislators' and investors’ views of the gambling sector across the globe.