MiniTycoon Casino Reaches 600,000 Users with Over 300 Billion Chips Generated

SGN's Virtual Gaming Casino Goes Number One on the iPhone Charts and Introduces a New Holiday Theme

Dec 22, 2010, 10:18 ET from SGN

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SGN, a leader in cutting-edge mobile social gaming, announced that the hottest casino game, MiniTycoon Casino, which reached the top of the iPhone social games list at launch, is back on the charts again with over 600,000 users. It is snowing chips this Christmas as MiniTycoon Casino fans have banked nearly 300 billion chips in the game since its US debut last month.  Players live their tycoon ambition, building their own casino empire from the ground up. Now with the release of new holiday themed-sets, SGN has brought a new level of fun to the game just in time for the holidays.

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"As mobile social gaming continues to pick up steam among audiences, we expected MiniTycoon Casino to takeoff, however, we were surprised by its tremendous out-of-the-gate success," said Randy Breen, CEO of SGN.  "The appeal of MiniTycoon Casino is that it allows players to create the casino of their dreams and show them off to their friends as well as competing players. The new holiday themes expand the creative choices for players as they build their empires and cash in this holiday season."

MiniTycoon Casino is the first mobile social strategy game of its kind that lets players build a virtual casino business. Players choose from slot machines, roulette and card tables to earn chips but the decor is what draws the crowds to come out to play. The better a player can balance the look and feel of their casino with the gaming equipment they offer, the greater their fortune will be. 

Since the game can support a high number of concurrent users, gamers can invite their friends on Facebook or Twitter to join in the action or post their achievements for bragging rights.  The game is also connected to Game Center, Apple's social game initiative on iPhone, allowing players to connect and share their progress and compete on the leader boards. The new holiday themed features allow users to create their own winter wonderland with holiday reel slots, video poker, blackjack and roulette tables, as well as, add festive snowmen or pine trees or choose from three different holiday-themed floors and wallpapers.

MiniTycoon Casino is currently available to download over 3G for free from iTunes.

About SGN

Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. with an office in Argentina, SGN is one of the most innovative developers of social mobile games. SGN's current stable of advanced games has led to more than 24 million unique downloads on the iPhone and iPod touch. SGN specializes in advanced games such as Skies of Glory and F.A.S.T. that have console quality graphics and live multiplayer features over 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. F.A.S.T, the company's first 3-D jet-fighting game, was listed as #5 on Apple's App Store.