Social Gambling Conference should be a circled date on your calendar

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social gambling conference 2012Often times, people who look forward to certain events in the future take to circling dates on the calendar to remind them when those events are going to take place and how long they have to wait to get to that date. In the case of the social gaming industry, the date November 16, 2012 has long been circled in a lot of calendars.

That’s the date when the Social Gambling Conference opens its doors at Dexter House in London, England. For people in the industry, the Social Gambling Conference hosted by iGaming Business Magazine is a can’t-miss event that will play host to innovators of social gaming and the heavyweights of online gambling in one festive and informative setting.

In other words, it’s Christmas, Halloween, and Easter Sunday all rolled into one.

“The conference will bring together the worlds of social gaming, online gambling and terrestrial casinos,” said conference chairman and iGaming expert Michael Caselli. “Attendees will not only meet today’s major players in this space, but tomorrow’s winners. We will be covering what’s happening right now in this fast-moving space, but perhaps more importantly, we will probe the experts about what the future holds during our CEO Panel “Visions of the Future”.

This year, the Social Gambling Conference will be the site where a lot of the industries more pertinent topics will be discussed and debated on. Need to be there for regulatory debates surroundings social games? Want to learn more about the analysis of the business models used? Care to share the real economics of success in the space and “Big Casinos” and discuss their interest in the social gambling market?

The Social Gambling Conference will dive into all these topics with some of the most well-respected leaders in the industry on-hand to give their expert opinions.

“The Social Gambling Conference will bring together social experts from the iGaming and social games industries,” said Alex Pratt, Head of iGaming Business. “They will be focusing on key themes which determine the success or failure of a Gaming company entering the social gambling sphere.”

“We’ve brought in renowned industry experts to advise delegates on topics that are critical to their success in the social gambling space” continued Pratt. “It’s the first event dedicated solely to this space, and it’s one of the few must-attend event for the industry.”

Speaking of these industry experts, the Social Gambling Conference will feature a roster of speakers, all talking about their respective fields of expertise while also providing valuable insight on what the future holds for those ready to dive into the increasingly lucrative ocean of social gambling.

If, say, you want to know about the legal differences between social gaming and gambling according to existing legislation in various jurisdictions, the “Law of the Land: Games or Gambling” session is a must-attend where you can listen to speakers David Schollenberger, partner and head of gaming leisure team at Heallys LLP; Diane Mullenex, founding partner of Ichay & Mullenex Avocats; Jason Chess, partner and head of the betting & gaming practice at Wiggins LLP; and Hillary Stewart-Hones, partner at DLA Piper.

There will also be a discussion on the benchmarks and milestones companies lead to strive for to earn the respect and admiration of the industry. For that discussion, Ryo Katsuki, director of customer success EMEA at Kontagent, will be on-hand to give you an idea on how to measure success in social gambling.

Another session, one involving traditional gaming companies’ interest in social gaming, will also be a hot topic during the conference. Having Brian Morgan, executive director of online gaming at WMS, as the speaker will undoubtedly make for a very interesting, informative, and lively session.

And then there’s the CEO Panel and the outlook of social gambling in the next 12 to 24 months. That’s a question that a lot of people would sure love an answer to and while nobody can definitively say anything concrete on the topic, having people like Brock Pierce, CEO of Playsino and Managing Director of Clearstone Global Gaming Fund; Lior Shiff, co-founder and CEO of Product Madness; Raf Keustermans, co-founder and CEO of Plumbee; and Rich Roberts, CEO of Slingo, speaking on the topic and leading discussions will surely give all of us a clearer picture on the opportunies and roadblocks that social gambling will eventually encounter in the future.

There are a whole lot more topics and expert speakers that are scheduled to be at the Social Gambling Conference, making this event truly one that you’d be remiss not to attend.


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