The Social Gaming Association is an Association Sponsor of the iGaming Asia Congress to be held on the 12th – 14th March 2013 in Macau. Stuart Tilly, Chairman of the Association, will be speaking at the dedicated Social Gaming Focus Day, addressing issues in relation to the regulation of social gaming.
Further details can be found here.
AbZorba Games is a founding member of the Social Gaming Association
AbZorba Games’ Hub of Fun™ mobile social casino has reached the significant milestone of 1 million app installations. Available on Android and iOS devices, AbZorba’s suite of free-play live multiplayer casino titles includes BlackJack, Roulette and Poker, with Slots launching in January.
Andrew Hughes, AbZorba Games CEO, said: “We are extremely proud to achieve this significant milestone of 1 million game installations for our mobile casino titles, especially as we have grown entirely organically thanks to all our gamers who chose AbZorba. All our games are in a live multiplayer format with social features such as cocktail bars, fun avatar builders and chat which naturally entertains gamers who, in turn, invite their friends.”
AbZorba, a founding member of the Social Gaming Association, also offers its proprietary AGON™ gaming platform as a white label, branded distribution solution for partners seeking a highly scalable games platform to rapidly deploy branded mobile casino games. The name AGON is derived from the ancient Greek for ‘contest’ or ‘competition’, which is very much the cornerstone of the platform’s ethos.
AbZorba is able to leverage its best-of-breed mobile social casino titles and knowledge of the social games sector to offer turnkey solutions for dozens of B2B partners. No other brand in the mobile social casino space with over 1 million installations offers a suite of mobile games for white label partnerships.
Andrew added: “Our ability to build credible social games is also vital as we reach out to the iGaming partners who look to leverage our hard-won skills when white labeling with their brand.”
AbZorba knew it and now Morgan Stanley confirms it, AbZorba is at the heart of the opportunity between social and iGaming worlds and we are absolutely thrilled to have such recognition of our position, achievements and potential.
As social games, particularly mobile, are on an exponential growth path so too is the opportunity for us to execute on our B2C and B2B strategy combing the two merging worlds of social and iGaming. Our Agon™ platform and Hub of Fun™ casino suite are proving the perfect combination to excite our gamers and iGaming partners alike.
We are looking forward to each new step in our adventure.
Click Here if you like to read the whole Morgan Stanley Blue Paper on the industry.
Real-money online-gambling companies have to abide by strict regulations that stop them from milking every last penny from gambling addicts who can’t afford to pay. But makers of social casino games are under no such restrictions. Should they be?
That was one of the topics debated at the Social Gambling Conference in London a few days ago with Andrew Hughes, the CEO of AbZorba Games, making his views clear!
“Can we keep it to social gaming,” Andrew asked. “We are not talking about social gambling. Social gaming is about a free experience.”
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The Social Gaming Association (http://www.socialgamingassociation.org/) has just officially launched, aiming to provide to industry with a united voice and a unified set of socially responsible standards. The SGA also revealed that it hopes to address the concerns of industry detractors as well as taking a proactive role in education policy makers concerned about social gaming.
Andrew Hughes, CEO & Co-Founder of ΑbZorba Games, is a co founder and steering committee member tasked to build out the formation and development of the association and its membership.
“The SGA has been established to unify all of the publishers, suppliers, investors and entrepreneurs within the social gaming community as a united front to protect and further the legal, regulatory and commercial interests of this vibrant and dynamic industry,” said Stuart Tilly, Executive Director of the SGA.
The SGA’s key aim is the development of a self-imposed, socially responsible code of conduct for its Members, but it will also monitor key legal, regulatory and commercial developments within the industry; challenge discriminatory legislation against social gaming; educate regulators and other key policy decision makers; and provide a forum for members to openly share opinions and debate issues that affect the industry. The SGA will also support industry focused charitable causes and other socially responsible initiatives.
Membership to the SGA is now open, with potential applicants able to join as one of five member classes. The free, basic membership package is available to anyone with an interest in Social Gaming including start-ups, suppliers to the industry, venture capitalists and policy makers. Paid membership packages are available for game publishers, governments looking to gain access to the SGA’s real-time information library and for established suppliers to the industry.
Accredited membership will give game publishers a compliance kite-mark acknowledging that they have met the standards of the SGA.
Andrew Hughes, AbZorba’s CEO is delighted to be a panelist during the Social Gambling Conference “Success in Casino-Style Social Gaming” taking place on the 16th November in London.
As a co founder and in the steering committee of the Social Gaming Association, Andrew is invited to debate on issues of regulation for the industry. In fact he will position himself against regulation, while suggesting Self regulation as the most sustainable approach at the moment.
You can follow the updates for this event and check the full schedule here http://www.socialgamblingconference.com/
Check here the Advisory Board of the conference, with Andrew included.
Time for…even more inspiration from Andrew Hughes, AbZorba Games CEO, who is invited to be a speaker and panelist at the “Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit” taking place on the 15th of November in London!
The 2012 Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit will touch on a number of key trends including:
- Mobile App Metrics for Success
- Colliding Worlds: Real & Virtual Currency Gambling
- Monetizing Apps in a Saturated Social Environment
- Engaging Consumers 24/7: Successful Brand Advertising on Mobile
During his speech and panel participation, Andrew will underline important aspects of social gaming during the special session “In-App Purchases Demystified”, with respect to AbZorba Games’ leading positioning in the specific market.
Its “All in for The Hub of Fun” which is now trending not only on Google Play and iTunes but also on the most important Summits and Conferences for social gaming worldwide!
Keep updating your feeds with news from The 2012 Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit here: http://www.mediabistro.com/smartphonegamessummitlondon/
Or better…Don’t hesitate to poke Andrew if you visit the Summit!
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iGaming Business North America examines the social gaming space with Andrew Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of AbZorba Games and Jez San OBE, President and Founder of PKR.
The Social Gaming Debate – A must read article!
ΑbZorba Games’ CEO, Andrew Hughes, will attend the annual EiG Congress in Barcelona and has been invited to be panelist debating “Player conversion strategies from social to real-money gaming”.
AbZorba Games’ οpinion matters!
Social Player Conversion Strategies is one of the most hotly debated issues for the iGaming industry right now with enormous rewards for those who succeed.
How does a social gamer see real money gaming? Indeed, can a social gamer evolve to become a real gamer? If so, how best to capture their attention and custom and keep it? These key issues will be voiced from all sides of the panel during the EiG Conference in Barcelona on the 17th of October (the 11th European iGaming Congress and Expo).
One thing is for sure; we face new challenges, different strategies but the same mission.
Increasing Investor and partner interest in AbZorba Games recently took Andrew to, yes you guessed it, Silicon Valley to meet and mingle with some great folks and companies. A life long dream of his if truth be known.
As Android players, almost 1 million of them now, have made AbZorba what it is today Andrew felt it only fitting to prop Google up for a bit – if only the sign!
Actually, he enjoyed some amazing discussion whilst there and feels right the Droid plays an ever increasing part of our player enjoyment platform.
Next time he might be snapped taking a bite out of a certain fruit!
iOS Games in touching distance – keep tuned