August 23rd 2012 – Director General of the Swedish Gaming Board, Håkan Hallstedt, calls for the introduction of legislation that regulates social gaming
November 14th 2012 – Morgan Stanley report into Social Gaming estimates that the industry could grow to $7bn by 2015
December 6th 2012 – Games developer Zynga applies for a gambling licence from the Nevada Gaming Control Board
February 18th 2013 – GREE and Yahoo invest $2m into a new joint venture to build social games
March 19th 2013 – ARJEL committee calls for stronger social gaming regulation
March 22nd 2013 – 888 Holdings is granted the first ever Nevada interactive gaming license
Social Gaming 2013 is a conference that will explore the booming social gaming industry. With a focus on both social gaming and social gambling, the one-day summit will encompass all aspects of this sector. The social gaming industry is without doubt one of the fastest growing sectors of the decade - a Morgan Stanley report into social gaming estimates that if left unregulated, by 2015 the industry could be worth $7bn. Yet despite its profitability, the industry is subject to much scrutiny involving issues such as virtual currencies, privacy, marketing and advertising, and the protection of users and user data. As debates surrounding regulation continue, this conference will draw upon experts in the gaming, gambling and legal sphere who will offer insight into the future of this rapidly expanding industry.
The commercial potential of the social gaming industry has been highlighted by the emergence of social gaming giants such as GREE, King.com and Mixi. Over $900m was invested into social gaming companies by gambling companies in 2012, and approximately 27 million users purchased virtual goods using Facebook Payments. With this huge potential, this unique conference will ask what direction the social gaming sector is headed in, from both legal and commercial perspectives.
Social Gaming 2013 is the must-attend event for all those seeking to understand this constantly evolving industry.
Early Bird Pricing: £495 (excl. VAT)
Available for a limited period only
Standard Pricing: £545 (excl. VAT)
Full payment must be received before the event. Any cancellations must be received in writing at least 14 days prior to the briefing. A cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred. After this date no fees will be refunded, but a substitute delegate can be named at any time.