MiniTycoon Casino hits the number one slot in social games on the iPhone

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Less than a week after its global launch, MiniTycoon Casino, is now the number one mobile social game on the iPhone ahead of the real social games including Empire City, TapZoo, Restaurant Story and Farmville. This is SGN’s first pure social game on the iPhone and iPod Touch. No doubt as a result of its social features, it’s also now the number one casino game, although you don’t bet real money but instead purchase virtual goods to pimp out your place, Soprano like.

I caught up with CEO and founder Shervin Pishevar at the Monaco Media Forum to discuss the news, video below.

Launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, it’s available free in the App Store here.

The game is similar in some ways to Zynga’s Farmville. However, you don’t build and run a 5-star casino instead of a farm. Virtual goods available to buy include machines (slots, poker tables and more) and you can hire dealers. And you can visit your friends’ casinos to earn energy, send gifts, send messages, and more. SGSN predicts that this model will bring in $1 million in revenue per month.

Similar games with different themes are planned by SGN.

  • http://topstudylinks.com SANA IRFAN KHAN

    it certainly deserved to be number one :)

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    It seems that these types of games rise and fall as interest peaks and vanes.

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    good lord man, get a tripod!

  • Kyle Poole

    Oh puh-lease!! The game is currently #571 on the top grossing apps list, which means it has a hell of a way to go before getting to $1 million per month lol. It is a good idea but poorly executed: bad graphics, boring customizations, blah blah…

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    It`s a great game! It deserves the first place!

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    Interesting.. i’ll download it!, looks good.

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  • Amit

    Touch Pets Cats is a social game

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    i saw Emprise has 6062 ratings :( ?

  • fgrayson

    Umm, you completely missed Touch Pets Cats, which is a social game and clearly above MiniTycoon in the charts.

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    “GSN predicts that this model will bring in $1 million in revenue per month.” -DAMN thats an nice chunk of change

  • Jianfeng Wang

    Met Shervin at MMF yesterday, he is sharp.

  • Dasher

    This look like a straight copy of casinoi city from DNA games.

    I am surprised no one seems to have picked this.

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    Good lord man, update those apps!

  • mike

    wow this just goes to show how techcrunch can be bought… this game is horrid, and saying that it’s the #1 social game is a blatant lie (look at Smurfs please).

    This game sucks and the only reason it’s talked about is because techcrunch likes their handouts from the publisher. Do you want proof that the game sucks? look at it’s placement in top free and compare it to it’s placement in top grossing… you may have a hard time doing that because it ISNT in top grossing at all – in other words, it does not monetize, because the game is so bad people refuse to spend money on it.

    It’s only high in the top free because the publisher is buying tapjoy adds (in other words, paying $0.30 to other companies to incentivize installs).

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    I like how the screenshot shows them at #9 in Top Free SIMULATION, not Top Free.

    And there’s a huge difference between “We’re going to make $1,000,000 in the first month.” and “We’re going to make $1,000,000 in the first four months.” Not nearly on track for their stated goal.

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