DoubleDown has announced that its flagship DoubleDown Casino app for Facebook has passed 1 million monthly active users and 300,000 daily active users on Facebook. DoubleDown has also hired Charles Harper as its new Vice President of Business Development. Harper is credited with selling the first online in-game advertisement. Harper will help the company maintain its current growth trajectory. Harper comes to DoubleDown with sales and business development experience at RealNetworks, ScreenLife, and WildTangent.
Harper’s appointment comes a little over a month after DoubleDown appointed Glen Walcott as its new President. Casino games like DoubleDown Casino appear regularly on platforms like Facebook and even iOS, where SGN’s MiniTycoon Casino acquired over 600,000 users in roughly one month. The real-world Las Vegas Golden Nugget Casino has also partnered with developer Last Legion to create an official branded social game based around casino management, though it is currently far less popular than DoubleDown’s offering.