Maybe it's the long, cold, dark winters that cause Anchorage residents to spend so much money on online social games, VentureBeat speculates. We were No. 1 in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2012. Fargo, N.D., and Eugene, Ore., are next on the list, according to stats from Playnomics.
[Anchorage] has the highest average revenue per paying user in the United States. It is also has the highest monetization rate, which means Anchorage has the highest percentage of people who spend money on social games.