DoubleDown Casino Raises the Stakes in Facebook Gambling Games

Launched in spring 2010, DoubleDown Casino is a collection of Vegas-style games of chance from DoubleDown Interactive. When we looked at the title’s performance this past April, it had managed to attract some 1.2 million monthly active users. Today, it boasts more than three times that amount — and is steadily climbing.

According to our traffic tracking service AppData, DoubleDown Casino currently has 4,195,847 monthly active users and 969,776 daily active users.

DoubleDown Casino offers players a selection of games, including blackjack, slots, video poker and roulette. Blackjack has four levels available based on how comfortable players are with the game: Slow Play ($250 buy-in), Party ($5,000 buy-in), Black Tie ($5,000 buy-in) and Pharaoh  ($1 million buy-in). 12 slot machines are available with varying payouts, minimum bets, and a tournament mode, along with three styles of video poker. Roulette offers four table types with buy-ins ranging from $250 to $5,000.

All of the games are played using chips, which are represented for players in a dollar amount. Winnings are also paid out in chips, and players can earn gold coins that can, in turn, be used to purchase tickets for free chips drawings. All of the games reward players with experience, which helps them level up and earn new ranks. Two hundred and seventy-five badges are available, and are awarded for certain achievements, such as reaching a specific number of friends or winning a certain amount of money in one hand. The game features a “daily spin” bonus game, a once-per-day chance for players to win free chips.

Blackjack and roulette are multiplayer games, offering numerous lobbies for players to join. Once in, players can interact with one another in a live text chat in addition to playing against one another and the house. Other social features include sharing accomplishments on players’ Walls, inviting friends and sending gifts of daily spins to friends who are playing the game. Players also receive an additional $1,000 in chips per day for each friend they have playing. The game offers an option that players can use to view their friends’ current standings, and allows them to join game lobbies their friends are in.

DoubleDown Casino is monetized via players purchasing chips using Facebook Credits. Chips can be purchased in six packages, ranging from $150,000 in chips for 30 Facebook Credits to $100 million chips for 990 Facebook Credits.

The developer has been expanding the game’s content since launch, recently adding a new Candy Shop slot machine. The publisher also holds regular contests for large amounts of free chips via the game’s Wall.

You can follow DoubleDown Casino’s progress using AppData, our traffic tracking service for social games and developers.

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17 Responses to “DoubleDown Casino Raises the Stakes in Facebook Gambling Games”

  1. philip bortone says:

    i love double down casino but very disapointed and will not be playing again i was charged for three diferent packages that i did not aprove what ever hapend i dont know all of the suden i had 105 million chips and they charged my acount three times 59.00 very disapointed in the way i was treated and trying to get it rewversed is like pulling teeath i i hope that someone can help me or you are going to loose lots of custemers

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  3. Laura Montgomery says:

    Started this game and was winning well,but if you dont sign up more friends or buy more chips its loose,loose,loose.I cannot play for more than 5 min.before im wiped out.It really sucks.

  4. joan kennedy says:

    the answer to the question there are 12 slices of pie in the bonus round in thanksgiving slots.

  5. santamaria says:

    what happen to my 3million credits? it came down to 500,000 after the downtime yesterday.

  6. DeeBailey says:

    There are 18 symbols in Santas Workshop. Plate of cookies, sleigh, presents, Santa, reindeer, candycanes, rocking horse gold bells, wreath soldier poinsette, snow globe, stocking, tree cookie, star cookie, blue cookie, wreath cookie and a stocking cookie.

  7. jackson says:

    i played christmas machine and got the presents there were 28 presents n wouldnt load in twice. after the2nd time i didnt get the presents but u took them all and i got zilch.i was betting 800,000 a spin and want these back that is totally unfair and normal slots dont do it so give them back u dogs. this also happened to my father on 80,000 a spin and missed out on 97 presents now how do u sleep ripping people off. you all should be raped and stoned to death.

    now FUCK OFF N PAY UP OR WE KILL kind regards jack n clint

  8. George Colture says:

    this suck, i have to login through FB to play slots, FB says to verify my account with texy from cell (which I do not have) email from casino gives ticket # but i still have to login and that is what i cannot do, im pissed of that i cannot play any other way, or if there is another way to verify my FB acount other than cell phone

    RSVP

    George

  9. George Colture says:

    have to login throught FB account to play slots, FB says verify account with texy from cell (which i do not have) casino send ticket # still have to login to check ticket, but cannot login to facebook, is there another way to verify FB account other than a cell phone?

    RSVP

    George

  10. Inside Social Games · International Game Technology buys Double Down Interactive for $500M says:

    [...] DoubleDown Casino started off in 2010 looking like another pretender to Texas HoldEm Poker’s crown as top casino/gambling-themed game, but rapidly scaled in 2011 to become one of the top games in the genre on Facebook. According to our AppData traffic tracking service, the game currently enjoys 4.7 million monthly active users and 1.3 million daily active users. The developer plans to release a mobile version in a matter of weeks. Read our review of the Facebook version here. [...]

  11. Joanne Graham says:

    DoubleDown Casino promised to give a free “daily spin” but I haven’t recevied one today, only the first day or two I played and I play three or four times eadh day. what gives? I feel like I’m being cheated.

  12. Art says:

    What happens when you reach 400,000 chips in Candy shop? How come it takes so long for double down casino to load?

  13. angela tollstrup says:

    im leaving this to try and win the million in chips for the superbowl.. so i think the giants will win 27 to 21

  14. angela tollstrup says:

    whats werid is i had over nine million in chips when i woke up the next morning i was to zero..whats up with that..never got my chips back or anything…

  15. aunnttb says:

    If you dont buy chips all the time it is lose lose lose and even when you do you dont win in slots at all

  16. murray tompkins says:

    why not give all your subscribers 500,000 free chips every day it,s all for fun right.theres a million people who can,t play for real money.the amount given each day dos,nt last near long enough,to enjoy it.so why not give more play chips to all who play in this virtual la,la,land of slots.

  17. Herb K says:

    After playing double casino for a while, and spending money buying chips, i found out that from the money that i have spent buying their chips was awaste of money with no cash returns. so, to make it short, i have better odds in playing slots at a real casino. At least there, i have a chance to win real cash, and the odds are better than this piece of (&%((& game.

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