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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: When is Online Gaming Online Gambling?
Speaker(s): Louis Castle
Company Name(s): SFHL Entertainment
Track / Format: Business, Marketing & Management

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Overview: This talk will explore the complexities of rewards-based games, and the point when games pass into the space of gambling in the eyes of worldwide gambling regulators. Play-for-fun casino products are gaining in popularity, and profit pushing very close to what traditionally was a clear distinction of online gaming versus online gambling. This talk will explore all sides of the issues and offer insight into what online gambling companies are doing to participate in the free-to-play casino game arena. There are multiple approaches to payment and real world rewards that must be carefully considered to ensure that you are clearly in the category you intend to be to operate your business. Attendees will takeaway a deeper appreciation of the worldwide online regulatory environment, with statistics on what to expect from your online casino products.

GDC 2013

Louis Castle

SFHL Entertainment

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Business, Marketing & Management

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