‘SBC Digital India Premier Event 2021 with Ezugi & BetConstruct!’ (image source: unsplash.com)
Live dealer gaming, video slots, virtual table games, and sports betting (mainly on cricket) are sensationally popular within India’s iGaming market leading to the SBC Digital India Premier Event which will launch on Wednesday 27 January!
This is the first time the SBC has put on an event in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. India currently has the second largest population in the world and is a region that eclipses Europe’s population of 741 million!
Even if you add the United States population of roughly 328 million, and Oceania’s Australia and New Zealand to Europe’s populations, the total still falls short of India’s 1.4 billion people!
For obvious reasons, India is a region iGaming companies are keen on targeting. Yet, it is also a country with fierce opposition against online gambling. This is quite clear as certain states are placing restriction on citizens gambling online after revising India’s online gambling laws. However, now it seems the government is taking note of the fact that online gambling is so widespread in the country, it may be better to regulate the market more closely rather than make it illegal, and the SBC clearly sees this as an opportunity to showcase some of the world’s most well-known brands in a virtual networking event.
There are several challenges that the SBC would like to overcome to persuade those opposed to bringing legal online gambling services to the country. Licensing, legalising casinos, responsible gambling, advertising, and how to deal with the sports betting market. BetConstruct will be among the brands presenting its will region-specific products and updates.
Online Gambling in India Estimated to Reach $1.1 Billion in 2021
India is by far the most eligible bachelor in terms of emerging economies ripe and ready for online casino gaming. Figures released by Google-KPMG show that by the end of 2021 the entire market, black market or not, will rise above the $1.1 Billion mark!
SBC is looking to provide a platform to catapult some of the world’s top brands into the region by showing the country’s supports and opposers how the rest of the world regulates iGaming markets. It will also showcase software designed to block and deliver specific content to certain regions.
For example, some MGA casinos will not show certain games on their gaming section when a user connects from a particular IP. It could be the entire sport betting part of the website is not available, or games from NetEnt are available as NetEnt tends to heavily restrict which countries its slot titles are available.
Notable Speakers At The SBS India Virtual Event 2021
Roland Landers of the All India Gaming Federation will speak at the event, while Pang Goh of Ezugi will also make an appearance. Ezugi has heavily targeted Indian casino players with its live dealer tables, Andar Bahar and Teen Patti titles. Another notable live dealer manufacturer with a member of their team speaking is CTO of Hollywood TC, David Wainwright.
SBC Digital India Premier Event 2021 Agenda
Day 1 of the event will mostly cover sports betting. This includes the popularity of cricket betting, horse racing, fantasy sports, e-sports, and more. While for those interested in iGaming such as live dealer tables and game show titles, the subject of legalising online casinos is scheduled for Day 2. This is when Business Development Director of Ezugi, Pang Goh will speak. Day 2 will also cover poker, lotteries, payment gateways, and investment.
Ezugi Virtual Display
While the event is in progress, there will be an Ezugi virtual display area which is there as an exhibitor activity. Ezugi is surely representing Evolution at the event, while it makes sense that Ezugi attends as the brand has a strong connection within India. The brand is hosting a survey and giveaway with 1 lucky winner that takes part walking away with a 7th generation iPad!