Above: Fairway Solitaire on Big Fish Games’ PC app runs on Cocos2d-X tech.
Image Credit: Big Fish
Churchill Downs, the owner of the racetrack that hosts the Kentucky Derby, has acquired casual game publisher Big Fish Games for $885 million.
“We are extremely proud of the company we have built over the last twelve years,” said Big Fish Games founder and CEO Paul Thelen in a statement. “Churchill Downs is a company with a commitment to interactive entertainment and a track record of growth and performance. We believe Big Fish is now positioned to become an even greater force in the casual, mid-core and social casino mobile and online games industry. Churchill Downs is a great cultural fit for us and we are thrilled to be joining the Churchill Downs family.”
Churchill Downs may host the biggest horse race in America, but it has been active in the game business for a while, creating digital games for real-money gambling. It was no doubt drawn to Big Fish Casino, one of the hottest mobile social casino games on mobile devices.
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