03/30/2012 :  CONFERENCE CORNER
 
Online Bingo Summit
 
Online bingo attracts 100 million players worldwide, and new opportunities are arising daily, although strategic problems persist for operators when trying to expand into mobile, multi-screen and Facebook platforms. This is preventing the expansion of many operators’ businesses.
 
In a recent U.K. Gambling Commission report, 11 percent of the poll’s respondents said they had engaged in remote gambling.
 
Sreeram Vanga, CEO of Cozy Games, who has been concentrating on the mobile market, has picked up on this recent shift: "Players want to play bingo on the move and operators are capitalising, winning new customers and expanding the amount of time they are playing."
 
Party Gaming pioneer Simon Collins has recently shifted his focus onto the Facebook social gaming opportunity, saying that it will allow operators to "…create a new form of user engagement, where players do not win actual cash prizes, and where the games harness a global audience irrespective of legality."
 
Yet questions persist as to how to monetize these products and how it will develop into the future.
 
At the 7th Online Bingo Summit on 19-20 April 2012 at the Hilton Paddington in London, both Simon Collins and Sreeram Vanga will be joined by major operators like William Hill Bingo, 888 Bingo, Google, Tombola, Ladbrokes Bingo, Mecca Bingo, Unibet Bingo and Skill Games, Probability, Sky Bingo and Endemol to discuss the what these opportunities actually mean.
 
Organisers Bullet Business say the focus will be on multi-screen and Facebook bingo, with open discussions on the effect consolidation has had on the industry and the new markets which present the best opportunity for growth.