060613 Skillz image 300 sizeSan Francisco-based Skillz, one of the first companies to legally enable betting on mobile games in the U.S., has surpassed 1 million downloads since launching 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 both real and virtual cash competitions inside Android skill-game 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. “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,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO and Founder of Skillz. “With Skillz, developers can offer cash competitions in skill‐based games across the majority of U.S. states. 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.