MiniTycoon Casino hits the number one slot in social games on the iPhone

Less than a week after its global launch, MiniTycoon Casino, is now the number one mobile social game on the iPhone ahead of the real social games including Empire City, TapZoo, Restaurant Story and Farmville. This is SGN’s first pure social game on the iPhone and iPod Touch. No doubt as a result of its social features, it’s also now the number one casino game, although you don’t bet real money but instead purchase virtual goods to pimp out your place, Soprano like.

I caught up with CEO and founder Shervin Pishevar at the Monaco Media Forum to discuss the news, video below.

Launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, it’s available free in the App Store here.

The game is similar in some ways to Zynga’s Farmville. However, you don’t build and run a 5-star casino instead of a farm. Virtual goods available to buy include machines (slots, poker tables and more) and you can hire dealers. And you can visit your friends’ casinos to earn energy, send gifts, send messages, and more. SGSN predicts that this model will bring in $1 million in revenue per month.

Similar games with different themes are planned by SGN.