Washington state is a global epicenter for the mobile and social games industry, with more than 400 companies employing 23,000+ people in high-tech, good-paying jobs.

But our state could be the first to force social game companies to "turn off" their apps, putting an entire industry at risk.

Free-to-play games with a social element, such as match-three, strategy, puzzle and some role-playing games, are typically played on smart phones or in-browser. A common feature in these games is that players can win or purchase in-game credits that have no real-world monetary value.

91% of players
enjoy these games for free and do not make any in-app purchases

In 2014, the Washington State Gambling Commission published a pamphlet detailing why social games do not constitute gambling. However, class action lawsuits recently filed threaten to make Washington an outlier.

Unless the Legislature acts, this could mean game over for a vibrant and growing industry in this state.

Legislation before the House and Senate will eliminate the uncertainty facing the mobile and social games industry.

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About

Game On Washington

Game On WA is a group of civic leaders, industry experts and tech executives united in support of the social games industry. We are advocates for free-to-play entertainment and seek to raise awareness about relevant issues facing this thriving segment of the entertainment and digital economies.

70%

of women play
mobile games

66%

of men play
mobile games

91%

of players enjoy these games for free

23,000

Washingtonians are employed by the video and social games industry

33%

of all app downloads are mobile games

51%

of the global gaming
industry revenue is created by mobile games

Coalition Co-Chairs

Kristina Hudson
OneRedmond

Michael Schutzler
Washington Technology
Industry Association: WTIA

Founding Members

Coalition Members

Coalition Members