All India Gaming Federation (AIGF)CEO Roland Landers and General Secretary Sunil Krishnamurthy will be among the speakers at this week’s SBC Digital India event, where they will outline the potential of the country’s skills games industry and detail the AIGF’s work
The AIGF represents the major industry body in the Indian online skill games industry in discussions with national and state governments, and has formulated a self-regulatory charter for rummy, poker, fantasy sports, casual games, and eSports operators.
SBC India runs from 27 to 28 January 2020.
Sport is the theme of Day One’s agenda, which includes panels about the next steps for India’s 90 million-player online fantasy sports market, what a regulated sports betting industry could mean for cricket, the new generation of eSports players, and the use of brand ambassadors by gaming companies.
“Digital gaming has grown exponentially over the last five years,” said one of the opening day speakers, Sports Unity co-founder and CTO, Seemant Shankar.
“The ongoing pandemic is bringing an increased focus on how consumers are shifting to gaming as their primary platform not only for entertainment, but also for the largely lacking human connection.
“SBC Digital India is where the heavyweights of the gaming industry in the country will come together to share their experiences of the challenges and ideas for the road ahead to a brighter future in real-money gaming.”
Attention will turn from sport to skill gaming on Day Two, when the agenda has sessions about the likelihood of further states permitting land-based casinos, the legal battles faced by the online skill games industry, the growth potential of poker operators, and investment opportunities for European operators.
Kinshuk Sunil, founder of Hashstash, said, “Online gaming is growing rapidly in India. As an industry which is now self-regulating and enables its millions of users to play and earn real money, conferences like SBC Digital India are great opportunities to bring the industry together and have meaningful discussions about the road ahead.”
Delegates will have access to an interactive product display area where leading gaming industry suppliers will showcase their latest innovations for the local market, as well as to a selection of virtual networking roundtables that offer a straightforward way to connect with fellow attendees with shared business interests.