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The Design and Business of Social Casino

Jesse Janosov  |  CEO, Blue Crystal Labs, Inc.
Brian Mahoney  |  Senior Director of Game Design, GSN Games

Location: Room 2016, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: Free to Play Design & Business Summit
Vault Recording: Video

In the rapidly-advancing genre of social casino games, innovative new ideas, designs and techniques are quickly becoming the norm. In this talk, Brian will explore recent design innovations in social casino to look at where good design can take the space. Jesse will examine the business opportunities that exist for both indie and large players alike who are in or entering the space, with an eye toward where this business is headed and what new near-term opportunities are on the horizon.


Attendees will learn about the latest trends in social casino games and the key differences between social and real money casinos with regards to both business and design. A variety of useful techniques will be conveyed for designing new social casino products, as well as tuning existing products to maximize their value.