Skillz, the the first company to legally enable betting in mobile games in the U.S., has surpassed 1 million downloads since launching less than one month ago. The company has also announced partnerships with five additional independent developers and studios that will implement the Skillz monetization platform in their games. Skillz will enable cash competitions inside Android titles from Fluik, G-Gee by GMO, Adam Schmelzle, Flying Wisdom Studios and Measured Software.
“Skillz has created a completely new monetization method for mobile developers,” said Victor Rubba, CEO and Founder of Fluik Entertainment Inc. “Not only will we collect revenue directly from tournament entry fees, but we believe Skillz will drive downloads and increase retention rates for Snow Racer.”
“Online gambling and mobile betting are big businesses, but until now, most Americans have been left out of the game. With Skillz, developers can offer cash competitions in skill-based games across the majority of U.S. states,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO and Founder of Skillz. “There is a huge audience in the U.S. who want to play games for real money and we’re working with studios like Fluik to make that possible right now.”
As new developer partners implement the Skillz SDK, and existing partners roll cash competitions out across their portfolio, players can enjoy tournaments in many additional popular racing, endless runner, puzzle and arcade games.
Players interested in competing can find a full list of Skillz-powered games at: www.skillz.com
Developers interested in Skillz tournaments can visit: developers.skillz.com
Skillz, the leading mobile eSports platform, connects the world’s 2.6 billion mobile gamers through competition. In 2017, Skillz was named the #1 fastest-growing private company in America by Inc. Magazine, the first eSports company on CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and the only eSports company on the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100. Over 12 million gamers use Skillz to compete in mobile games across 3,000+ game studios. Founded in 2012, Skillz is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading venture capitalists as well as the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings. To learn more, visit www.skillz.com.