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Social Casino Gaming 2012 C a sual G ame s Sec tor Rep or t


What are social casino games? What makes social casino games special? 1. Easy transition from computer to mobile gaming: offering the same user experience as video slots and video poker. 2. Familiar game mechanics lead to short learning curve and easy adoption for social gamers. 3. Sub-genres poker, casino, and slots generate 1.6 to 2x the ARPPU of the overall social category. 4. Social casino games also thrive in key markets where real-money gambling is legal.

Social casino games are: Games that recreate popular casino games like poker, slots, table games, and bingo on a social platform.


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Fast growth of social casino segment drives social games growth.

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The Players

overall social games

How does the average social casino gamer compare to the average social gamer?

Female ages

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Demographics (Worldwide) casino games

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Demographics (Worldwide) Publisher Average Age IGT/DoubleDown Interactive Casino Games 37.8 years old Zynga Poker Games 27.3 years old Caesar’s/Playtika Slots Games 40.9 years old

Male 44.1% 71.0% 39.6%

Overall Social Games 35 to 44 years old

Female 55.9% 29.0% 60.3%

Example DoubleDown Casino Texas HoldEm Poker Slotomania

Publisher IGT/DoubleDown Interactive Zynga Caesar’s/Playtika

Female

37.8 Demographics (Worldwide) Average Age 37.8 years old 27.3 years old 40.9 years old

Casino Games Poker Games Slots Games

Overall Social Games 35 to 44 years old

Male 44.1% 71.0% 39.6%

Female 55.9% 29.0% 60.3%

Example DoubleDown Casino Texas HoldEm Poker Slotomania

poker games

average age

Demographics (Worldwide) Publisher Average Age IGT/DoubleDown Interactive Casino Games 37.8 years old Zynga Poker Games 27.3 years old Caesar’s/Playtika Slots Games 40.9 years old

Female

Overall Social Games 35 to 44 years old

Male 44.1% 71.0% 39.6%

Female 55.9% 29.0% 60.3%

Example DoubleDown Casino Texas HoldEm Poker Slotomania

Publisher IGT/DoubleDown Interactive Zynga Caesar’s/Playtika

Female

slots games

27.3 Demographics (Worldwide) Average Age 37.8 years old 27.3 years old 40.9 years old

Casino Games Poker Games Slots Games

Overall Social Games 35 to 44 years old

Male 44.1% 71.0% 39.6%

Female 55.9% 29.0% 60.3%

Example DoubleDown Casino Texas HoldEm Poker Slotomania

average age

Demographics (Worldwide) Publisher Average Age IGT/DoubleDown Interactive Casino Games 37.8 years old Zynga Poker Games 27.3 years old Caesar’s/Playtika Slots Games 40.9 years old

Female

Overall Social Games 35 to 44 years old

Male 44.1% 71.0% 39.6%

Female 55.9% 29.0% 60.3%

Example DoubleDown Casino Texas HoldEm Poker Slotomania

Publisher IGT/DoubleDown Interactive Zynga Caesar’s/Playtika

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Audience Size example Audience Size Worldwide 2012E 183.3 2013E 209.9 publisher 2014E 234.8 2015E 246.2

Slotomania Caesars/Playtika

Audience Size U.S.

(millions) Casino and Slots skew slightly older than overall social games, 2012E 25.85 but Poker is a young, male-dominated audience. 2013E 27.09 2014E 27.40 2015E 27.92

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The Payers

social casino Games

How Social Casino Games are Monetized The U.S. is the largest market for social casino gaming even though real-money gambling is not legal. Instead, the U.S. monetizes by selling in-game currency that allows players enter tournaments, increase chances of winning, and extend gameplay. U.S. ARPPU august 2012

$78.42

$38.56 $10.18 Slots

Overall Social Gaming

Social casino games average a conversion rate between 2% and 3.5% in the U.S. depending on the sub-genre.

Mobile Gaming

Revenue Models: 1. Slots Players purchase coins for additional and higher stakes spins. Slotomania by Playtika encourages players to risk more coins per spin by offering extra experience points for higher wagers. 2. P  oker As a skill-based game, poker requires differentiation to accommodate all players. Texas HoldEm Poker by Zynga has several tables organized by skill level and stakes. Serious players by chips to play with other serious players without taking the time to earn money in the game, while less skilled players buy chips to extend game play. 3.Bingo In Bingo Bash by BitRhymes, players earn experience for each game they play, which unlocks bingo rooms, collectible items, and the ability to participate in tournaments. Players can also purchase game coins to buy in-game items like power ups and custom daubers.

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Notable Developers and Publishers Zynga

Caesars/playtika

> Increased social casino gaming offerings this year with the releases of Zynga Slingo and Zynga Bingo. > Developing real-money poker game for release in the first half of 2013. > Currently owns three of the top four most popular social casino games on Facebook with Zynga Slingo, Texas HoldEm Poker, and Zynga Bingo. > Mobile social casino games Poker by Zynga and Slots by Zynga.

> Acquired by Caesars Interactive Entertainment in May 2011. > Known for its slots game Slotomania, which grossed over $13MM worldwide revenue in August on Facebook alone. > Slotomania reached #1 top grossing app on iPhone, iPad and Android.

IGT/DoubleDown Interactive > Acquired by IGT in January 2012. > Popular Facebook offering, DoubleDown Casino, generates $10.3MM worldwide revenue in August. > DoubleDown Slots on iOS, a top 25 grossing app.

wms industries > T eamed with Large Animal Games to release Lucky Cruise Slots in January 2012. > L aunched subsidy Williams Interactive to focus on the social casino market in June 2012. >W  illiams Interactive independently released Jackpot Party Casino on Facebook and has 2MM monthly active users today. >R  uns Jackpot Party Casino, a real-money online casino launched in 2010 in the UK.

Notable Developers and Publishers Zynga

http://company.zynga.com/

IGT/DoubleDown Interactive

http://doubledowninteractive.com/

Caesars/Playtika

http://www.playtika.com

WMS Industries

http://www.williamsinteractive.com/


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Revenue

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revenues by individual market (billions) $1.2 $1.2 $1.0 $1.0 $0.8 $0.8 $0.6 $0.6 $0.4 $0.4 $0.2 $0.2 0

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Asia Europe $3.0 revenues by region (billions)

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Latin America Latin America

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$3.0 $2.5 $2.5 $2.0 $2.0 $1.5 $1.5 $1.0 $1.0 $0.5 $0.5 0 Worldwide

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Key Terminology ARPPU

Poker Games

Average Revenue Per Paying User.

Social casino sub-genre that offers the popular card game poker in its many variations (e.g. Poker by Zynga).

ARPU Average Revenue per User.

Real-Money Game

Casino Games

Social casino game that wagers actual currency and gives the player the possibility of cashing out, similar to online gambling.

Social casino sub-genre that recreates the casino experience, including many casino games in one (e.g. DoubleDown Casino).

Conversion Rate The number or percentage of users that have shifted from nonpaying to a paying status.

Daily Active Users (DAU) The number of unique users that have used an application at least once over the course of a day.

Monthly Active Users (MAU) The number of unique users that have used an application at least once over the course of a month.

Slots Games Social casino sub-genre using a direct translation of video slots adapted for social gaming platforms (e.g. Slotomania).

Social Casino Games Games that simulate a casino experience like poker, slots, table games, and bingo. These games take place on a social platform like Facebook or a mobile device.

Other Table Card Games A sub-genre of other table card games within social casino gaming, such as baccarat and blackjack (e.g. Blackjack Madness).

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