101013-GTR_DoubleDown_Monopoly_300International Game Technology (IGT), a global leader in gaming systems technology, is launching MONOPOLY PLUS on the DoubleDown Casino, the world’s largest social casino on Facebook, through a license from Hasbro.

Players will experience the iconic MONOPOLY game play they know and love when they spin the dice and move around the board, plus see captivating iconic game pieces fill the screen and MR. MONOPOLY appear in bonus rounds.

“At DoubleDown Casino we are innovators, constantly seeking out new and exciting ways to deliver thrilling game experiences to our players,” John Clelland, vice president of global marketing at IGT Interactive Group, said in a company press release. “Adding the MONOPOLY brand to our already great library of content is a huge win for players. Now MONOPOLY fans can enjoy continuous play wherever and whenever they want.”

The player experience is taken to a whole new level with more chances to win big in exciting bonus rounds like Mystery Wild Bonus and Board Bonus. MONOPOLY PLUS is the first slot game ever to offer the Level Up Plus feature where players can earn rewards, bump up levels, increase virtual payouts, and gain extended play time.

In a recent survey conducted by DoubleDown Casino, over 10,000 casual gamers helped identify why the social casino games are gaining in popularity.

• 25 percent said social casinos were unique among other casual gaming options for keeping the gaming experience fresh. The wide selection of games and frequently updated content were important to gamers seeking new forms of entertainment and when choosing between social casino sites.

• 19 percent said the look and feel of a real casino was of high entertainment value. When deciphering the quality of a gaming experience, serious and casual gamers prioritize graphics, load times and game variety. Social casino games were approached with the same expectations but overall the experience was based on whether players felt like they were in a real casino.

• 31 percent said they preferred to play slot games and many were drawn to games they recognized from real casinos. Many gamers were drawn to slot games they recognize from real casinos. The bright, colorful images of the slot games and casino sounds, such as coins falling, added to the experience. Gamers liked social casinos with the widest selection of classic and new slot games.