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Social Gaming 2013: What’s next for social gaming?

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social button-300x100_1Social gaming is changing. In the past year numerous regulators have called for stricter rules surrounding the industry, multimillion dollar venture funds have been established, and the granting of online gaming licenses in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware has fuelled migration to real-money gaming.

Social gaming has grown into a multiplatform, international industry. It is estimated that if left unregulated, social gaming has the potential to grow into a $7 billion industry by 2015. With close ties to gambling, the sector is the focus of much scrutiny and regulatory speculation. Will such changes spell “game over” for social gaming and gambling companies?

On May 23, executives from gaming companies including RockYou!, PKR, GREE, MegaZebra, Bossa Studios, Playdemic and Yazino will gather alongside international regulators and gaming and gambling lawyers to discuss the future of this fascinating sector.

Key discussion topics will include:

  • International regulators on controversy behind granting gaming licenses and blacklists.
  • Priceless legal analysis of social gaming and online gambling.
  • GREE on extending their hugely successful business model to Europe.
  • Convergence of social gaming and gambling operators.
  • Monetization: virtual goods and currencies.
  • The Social Gaming gameplan: CEOs discuss the future of their companies.

Social Gaming 2013 is the must-attend event for all those seeking to understand this constantly evolving industry. Join us on May 23 and hear from gaming companies, regulators, and expert lawyers.

View more information, including the full speaker line up and program, here.

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