2014 Mobile and Tablet Gaming Summit Now UnderwayPublished October 27, 2014 by Mike P
Atlantic City will play host to the 2014 Mobile and Tablet Gaming Summit from 27-28 October, with global gambling operators in attendance.
From Monday 27 October, the 2014 Mobile and Tablet Gaming Summit will be hosted at the Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. The intention is to bring together the leading casino operators and innovators from both the online and offline markets.
Future of US Market
Over the duration of the summit, key players will be discussing the perceived obstacles that are preventing the industry from capitalising on mobile gaming potential in the US. This is a pressing issue for all involved in the US market as analysts predict the national mobile gaming market will be worth in excess of $100 billion by 2017.
Issues to Discuss
However, barriers to reaching that value include technology relating to geo-location, payment processing, and player registration. Of course, these are not the only barriers with the power to negatively affect the industry, but attendees would need a lot more than two days to discuss the future potential for the widespread legalisation of online gambling in the US.
New Jersey Update
With the summit being hosted in Atlantic City, there will be a special keynote address delivered by Senator Ray Lesniak. Principally, Lesniak is expected to share key details on the return of PokerStars to New Jersey. Sports betting will be another area of discussion, with New Jersey expected to launch a mobile offering to replicate the Nevada market.
Special Mobile Panel
From the various discussions and workshops due to be hosted, one of the most valuable is a panel discussion with five online gambling players from New Jersey. The players will provide invaluable insight for operators into what is still a fledgling online gambling market. In particular, the discussion will focus on the potential improvements that can be made to the mobile gambling market in New Jersey. That discussion will be hosted on Tuesday 28 October.