• Air Max Shoes
  • kobe bryant shoes
  • KD 7
  • Lebron Shoes 12
  • Nike Zoom Hyperrev
  • Nike KD Shoes
  • Cheap Nike Free
  • Nike Free
  • Lebron 12 Shoes
  • Cheap Air Max
  • Cheap Lebron Jerseys
  • Kobe Bryant Jerseys
  • Kevin Durant Jersey
  • Ugg Sale
  • Jordan Shoes
  • Cheap Moncler Coats
  • Jeremy Scott Wings
  • Jeremy Scott Shoes
  • Lebron James Shoes
  • Adidas Porsche Design
  • Kobe Shoes
  • Cheap Kevin Durant Shoes
  • Kevin Durant Shoes
  • Lebron 11
  • Porsche Design Adidas
  • Cheap KD Shoes
  • Lerbon James Sneakers
  • Cheap KD Shoes
  • Herve Leger Dress
  • Lebron Shoes
  • Porsche Design Shoes
  • Lebron Shoes
  • Lebron James Shoes
  • Nike Shoes
  • Cheap Coach Bags
  • louis vuitton purses
  • cheap nba jerseys
  • Lebron James Shoes
  • Cheap Kobe Shoes
  • Kobe Shoes
  • KD Shoes
  • louis vuitton
  • KD Shoes
  • Sacramento Kings Jerseys
  • Washington Wizards Jerseys
  • Air Jordan Shoes
  • kd 6
  • kd 7
  • kobe 9
  • ralph lauren blue

    Video Game Mogul Sets Sights on iGaming

    Posted by Marco Valerio April 24, 2013

    Interview with social gaming titan Brock Pierce on where the gambling and social gaming industries will converge.

    brock1If his prolific history of success, his sharp intellect and his restless ambition are any qualification, then within the next 3 years Brock Pierce should easily become one of the most famous and influential figures in the online gambling community.

    Yet most people in poker media today probably aren’t familiar with him. We seldom pay attention to the gaming industry outside of gambling. But the multi-billion dollar video gaming industry is definitely studying us “keenly and closely,” like the Martians in War of the Worlds.

    At the forefront of this examination – and eventual invasion – is Las Vegas and Los Angeles-based gaming entrepreneur Brock Pierce.

    What makes him so special? Pierce has been shaping the online gaming space since he entered it in 2001, when he was in his early twenties (he is 32 today). He is widely regarded as a pioneer of the virtual currency business, and he has been responsible for founding more or less seven different companies. He’s the chairman and founder of Playsino, a free-to-play social casino games company. He also manages the Clearstone Global Gaming Fund.

    In the last few years, Pierce has turned his attention to social gaming and, by consequence, iGaming. If you heard Brock speak on those subjects, which I’ve had the privilege to do at a number of conferences, you too would be wondering why someone with his command of the contemporary iGaming environment isn’t interviewed or featured way more often in the poker and gaming media.

    At the L.A. Games Conference last week (a DMW Games event), I got to sit down for an interview with Brock, during which we discussed the video gaming industry, the gambling industry, and where he thinks it will all come together. An abridged version of our conversation follows.

    Marco Valerio: You’re currently very focused on social casino gaming and the iGaming industry in general. When did you start to really get into it?

    Brock Pierce: I’ve been building businesses in the games space for a long time. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, I started thinking about global macro trends and opportunities that would emerge. I formed the view that governments would look for new sources of revenue, and that gambling liberalization was going to emerge as a result.

    Social casino gaming was an opportunity I focused on. Social casino games are free-to-play products, but they have a stand-alone business model. At the time, I thought it had huge growth potential because casino games had broad appeal, they monetized extremely well, they were early entrants into the space, and ultimately I thought they would be the biggest beneficiaries of gambling liberalization. You’re amassing an enormous audience of people that like to play casino games in advance of iGaming becoming legal in certain territories. Obviously not all of them are going to convert into real money players, but some of them will. Much in the same way that people go to the .net poker sites and then convert into real money gamers.

    You must be aware that a lot of people in this industry are skeptics about conversion, especially when it comes to social casino gaming. They’ll say the average social gamer is a totally different person than the real money player. Do you have an opinion on that type of skepticism?

    Yeah, I think it’s wrong. You’re casting an extremely wide net, just like the social gaming businesses that sell virtual currencies. A small percentage of users will convert into spending money on virtual currency, much in the same way that a small percentage of those users are going to become interested in a real money gaming product. The idea that none of them are going to be interested in that is incomprehensible to me. The real question is, how big of a percent? On top of that, the definition of a real money player is changing with technology. There certainly exists a market of players who would be unlikely to set foot in a brick and mortar casino that would be interested in playing for real money if they had the opportunity to do it online or elsewhere.

    Where do you see the video gaming, or “games” industry in relation to the online gambling, or iGaming industry?

    I see the video game industry and the iGaming industry converging. The biggest difference I see between the two, which is also where I think the opportunity lies, is that the iGaming industry is heavily regulated. That limits the speed at which you can innovate and experiment. Social game companies are modifying and changing their product on a daily basis, trying to enhance performance. You can’t do that in a regulated environment.

    When you take some of those social game mechanics that enhance engagement and stickiness, and you can attach them to your iGaming product, I’m certain it’s going to have a positive effect. Again, the question is how big.

    How closely are you following the latest iGaming developments?

    I follow the iGaming business very closely. I’ve been an entrepreneur in the online gaming space for a long time. I spent the better part of the last three years primarily focused on this market trend, so I’m certainly paying closer attention to it than almost anyone else in the video game industry.

    There is one other market that I’m following closely. One of the biggest trends in the video game industry right now is eSports. There is a company called Virgin Gaming, the video game company that’s bringing skill-based competitive gaming to hardcore PC gamers. I think that’s an interesting market opportunity that the iGaming industry is not really familiar with, this whole concept of skill-based competitive gaming. There are a lot of hardcore PC gamers in the world, and they are just as competitive and eager to wager money as poker players. I think this is one of the most important trends you’re seeing in the video game industry right now. The same way the WSOP drove the overall growth of poker, I think these events are going to create PartyPoker- or PokerStars-like businesses in the video gaming space, Virgin Gaming clearly being very focused on the console, and Xfire focusing on the same thing for PC.

    You can follow Brock on Twitter, @BrockPierce.

    About Marco Valerio

    View all post by Marco Valerio

    Write Your Comment

    QuadJacks Tracker - Join Now

    Social Followers

    • Lulu

      that, allow me reveal to you exclaty what did deli …

    • great agency

      It's hard to find knowledgeable people about this …

    • w chojnowie

      Thanks for the marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed …

    • pixel Gun 3D hack Tool

      I like the helpful information you provide in your …

    • Mocha

      In response to "Coffee's" article, I see I'm first …

    Recent QuadJacks Tweets

    rolex, rolex submariner, rolex daytona, rolex datejust, rolex watches prices, rolex oyster perpetual, rolex submariner price, rolex presidential, rolex yachtmaster, replica watches rolex air king, gold rolex, presidential rolex, vintage rolex, replica watches, fake watches, replica rolex replica watch, replica watches uk, expensive watches, cheap watches, watches replica, gold watches, women watches, watches for women, watches for men, best watches, ladies watches

    fake rolex watches replica rolex watches for sale

    Duvetica Jassen Dames Duvetica Jassen Heren Peuterey Heren Jassen Peuterey Vrouwen Jassen Ralph Lauren Heren Ralph Lauren Heren Jassen Ralph Lauren Hoeden Ralph Lauren Jassen Vrouwen Ralph Lauren Kinder Ralph Lauren Vrouwen Ralph Lauren Vrouwen Jassen Woolrich Parka Heren Woolrich Parka Vrouwen Tiffany Malaysia Bangle Tiffany Malaysia Bracelets Tiffany Malaysia Cuff Link Tiffany Malaysia Earrings Tiffany Malaysia Key Rings Tiffany Malaysia Necklaces Tiffany Malaysia Pendants Tiffany Malaysia Rings Tiffany Malaysia Sets Buty Nike Air Max 90 Buty New Balance 574 Buty Converse Buty Nike Roshe Run Buty Salomon Nike AIr Max 90 Scarpe http://piazzagroupsrl.it/ Buty Nike Roshe Run Buty Nike Air Max 2015 boty nike dmsk nike boty boty nike pnsk Converse Dmsk Boty Converse Low Dmsk Converse Pnsk Boty Converse Low Pnsk Converse Loafers Dmsk Converse Sandals Dmsk Converse Loafers Pnsk Converse Mid Pnsk Converse Flip flops Dmsk Converse High Tops Boty Dmsk Converse High Tops Boty Pnsk ADIDAS DMSK BOTY ADIDAS NEO DMSK ray ban bryle slune?n bryle ray ban CZ gucci bryle Oakley bryle nike slovenija nike ?evlji slovenija nike air max slovenija Ralph Lauren Sverige Outlet Ralph Lauren Sverige Ralph Lauren Sverige Onlin ralph lauren pike stockholm outlet Canada Goose Barn/Bebis Canada Goose Dam Canada Goose Camp Hooded Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Canada Goose Constable Parka Canada Goose Expedition Parka Canada Goose Freestyle V?st Canada Goose Hybridge Hoody Jackor Canada Goose Hybridge Jackor Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Jackor Canada Goose Kensington Parka Canada Goose Livigno Parka Canada Goose Lodge Down Hoody Jackor Canada Goose Montebello Parka Canada Goose Mystique Parka Canada Goose Palliser Parka Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka Canada Goose Solaris Parka Canada Goose Thompson Jackor Canada Goose Tremblant Jackor Canada Goose Trillium Parka Canada Goose Victoria Parka Canada Goose Whistler Parka Canada Goose Herr Canada Goose Banff Parka Canada Goose Chateau Parka Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Canada Goose Citadel Parka Canada Goose Constable Parka Canada Goose Expedition Parka Canada Goose Freestyle V?st Canada Goose Heli-Arctic Parka Canada Goose Hybridge Hoody Jackor Canada Goose Hybridge Jackor Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Jackor Canada Goose Langford Parka Canada Goose Lodge Down Hoody Jackor Canada Goose Mountaineer Jackor Canada Goose Ontario Parka Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka Canada Goose Tremblant Jackor Canada Goose Yorkville Bomber 2015 Piumini Moncler Donna 2015 Piumini Moncler Uomo 2015 Piumini Moncler Bambini 2015 Piumini Moncler Infante Moncler Donna 2014 Moncler Uomo 2014 Moncler Accessori 2014 Nuovo Moncler Donna Nuovo Moncler Uomo Nuovo Moncler Bambini Nuovoc Moncler Bambini Uomo Piumini Moncler Uomo Moncler Giacche Uomo Moncler Gilet Donna Piumini Moncler Donne Moncler Giacche Moncler Gilet Donna Moncler Piumini Bambino Piumini Moncler Bambini Giubbotti Peuterey Donna Giubbotti Peuterey Nuovo Arrivo Giubbotti Peuterey Uomo 2015 Piumini Moncler Bambini 2015 Piumini Moncler Donna 2015 Piumini Moncler Infante 2015 Piumini Moncler Uomo Armani Jassen Heren Armani Heren T-shirts Boss Heren T-shirts Fitflop Schoenen Gucci Jassen Heren Hugo Boss Jassen Moncler Jassen Heren North Face Jassen North Face Jassen Dames Peuterey Jassen Philipp Plein Heren T-shirts Ralph Lauren Dames Ralph Lauren Heren Ralph Lauren Heren Trainingspakken Ralph Lauren Jassen YSL Heren T-shirts http://www.epicbabez.com/ http://www.topfsunglasses.com/ http://www.sevices-plaisirs.com/ http://www.viralfroxx.com/ http://www.turismonibbiano.it/ http://dantoniodaniele.it/ http://www.casazatlo.it/ http://www.maroc-reservation.eu/ http://www.lublin.be/ http://www.blue-almonds.eu/ http://www.mikebucks.com/ http://clairescoville.com/ http://clearancejewelryaustralia.com/ Ralph Lauren Womens Hoodie Ralph Lauren Mens London 2012 Ralph Lauren Mens City Polo Ralph Lauren Mens Big Pony Polo Ralph Lauren Womens Swimwear Ralph Lauren Mens Flag Polo Ralph Lauren Mens Pants Ralph Lauren Mens U.S. Polo Ralph Lauren Mens Jackets Ralph Lauren Womens Jackets Ralph Lauren Womens Polo Shirts Ralph Lauren Womens Dresses Ralph Lauren Mens Hoodie Ralph Lauren Womens Big Pony Polo Ralph Lauren Womens Vests Ralph Lauren Mens Sport Shorts Ralph Lauren Womens Flag Polo Ralph Lauren Mens Stripe Polo Ralph Lauren Womens U.S. Polo Ralph Lauren Mens Long Sleeved Ralph Lauren Womens Bikini Ralph Lauren Mens Tees Ralph Lauren Mens Polo Shirts Ralph Lauren Mens Match Polo Ralph Lauren Womens Match Polo Ralph Lauren Mens Pony Polo Ralph Lauren Womens Classic Fit Polo Ralph Lauren Womens Pony Polo Ralph Lauren Mens Rugby Ralph Lauren Womens City Polo Ralph Lauren Womens Long Sleeved Ralph Lauren Womens Tee Ralph Lauren Mens US Open Tennis Ralph Lauren Womens Stripe Polos Ralph Lauren Mens Sweaters Ralph Lauren Mens Tracksuits jack wills outlet Nike Air Max 2014 M??czyzna Nike Air Max 2015 M??czyzna Nike Air Max 87 M??czyzna Nike Air Max 90 M??czyzna Nike Air Zoom M??czyzna Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 M??czyzna Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit M??czyzna Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit M??czyzna Nike Free 5.0 +2 M??czyzna Nike Free 5.0 Flyknit M??czyzna Nike Free 5.0 V2 Flyknit M??czyzna Nike Free Run 5.0 v3 M??czyzna Nike Lunarglide 6 M??czyzna Nike Zoom Fit Agility M??czyzna Nike Air Max 2014 Damskie Nike Air Max 2015 Damskie Nike Air Max 87 Damskie Nike Air Max 90 Damskie Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 Damskie Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit Damskie Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit Damskie Nike Free 5.0 +2 Damskie Nike Free 5.0 Flyknit Damskie Nike Free 5.0 V2 Flyknit Damskie Nike Free Run 5.0 v3 Damskie Nike Lunarglide 6 Damskie Nike Zoom Fit Agility Damskie Nike Roshe Run Kids Nike Roshe Run M??czyzna Nike Roshe Run Damskie Nike 3.0 v3 M??czyzna Nike Huarache NM M??czyzna Nike Loafer M??czyzna Nike Wmns Roshe One Slip M??czyzna Nike Air Max Zero M??czyzna Nike 3.0 v3 Damskie Nike Huarache NM Damskie Nike Loafer Damskie Nike Wmns Roshe One Slip Damskie Nike Air Max Zero Damskie Nike Air Rejuven8 Mule 3 Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max M??czyzna Damskie Nike Air Max 2016 M??czyzna Nike Air Max 2016 Damskie

    tag heuer replica replica tissot ralph lauren outlet