|September 6, 2005 (London, UK) - Mr. Dave McDowell, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of GameAccount, the #1 Skill Game and P2P network supplier, will be providing expert opinion to Las Vegas casino executives and luminaries in the interactive gaming market at the first ever skill games conference held in Las Vegas, September 8-9, 2005. |
“It is an honour to be invited by River City Group to speak at the world’s first conference dedicated to Skill Gaming. GameAccount has worked hard to become the #1 provider for online sportsbooks and casinos in the Skill Gaming sector and has increased player value to an industry high,” says McDowell.
Topics Mr. McDowell will present include:
Backgammon Case Study: Thursday, September 8th, 11:45am
Conversion Strategies: Friday, September 9th, 10:00 am
The online games market is massive, with current estimations predicting it will reach $3.2 billion by 2006. GameAccount and McDowell have been at the centre of the online games industry for five years and he predicts Skill Games to be the next significant growth area in the burgeoning but increasingly saturated online gaming sector. GameAccount provides an unrivalled integrated network where players can pit their skills against fellow gamers around the world. Fast-action games in multi-player format can be played for free or in competition for as little as 40 cents. They currently promote the world’s largest “SuperCash” Skill Gaming tournaments, with prize pots available from $40,000.
GameAccount has already reported a massive growth in average stake sizes, lifetime customer value and player numbers driven by unique large-scale knockout tournaments and sophisticated turn-based multiplayer games such as Backgammon, Gin Rummy, Mah Jong, Pool and a host of card, strategy and arcade games.
Sue Schneider, President and CEO of River City Group says, “Skill Gaming is one of the hottest iGaming topics at the moment so we’ve put together a 2-day conference dedicated to this speciality area. We’ve brought in leading experts to answer and discuss the issues that impact this special niche of the gaming industry.”
I-Gaming InDepth Skill Games conference and will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA September 8 - 9, 2005. The two-day conference will study the specialty area of skill gaming and where they fit in the worlds of iGaming and terrestrial gaming.
For more information on GameAccount or Skill Gaming contact:
+44 (0) 207 828 6988
+44 (0) 207 659 2519
GameAccount is the #1 skill gaming supplier for sportsbooks seeking a single-wallet Skill Gaming solution. This balanced portfolio of games appeals to recreational gamblers and provides a vehicle for attracting a broader audience. GameAccount provides and hosts engaging games for internet sites such as FHM.com, Maxim, Wanadoo and the Sun Online.
GameAccount’s service supports multiple currencies with real-time exchange rates and operates in multiple languages. Multiplayer games include Gin Rummy, Pool and Backgammon. Tournaments include unique knockout tournaments, progressive jackpots and large-scale BigCash tournaments.
About David McDowell, COO
David is Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of both GameAccount Global Ltd. and GameAccount Global N.V. GameAccount (www.gameaccount.com) is the leading provider of P2P skill games solutions to the betting and gaming industry. GameAccount operates multi-lingual, multi-currency white-labelled channels for over 100 global partners, and integrated single wallet channels for more than a dozen bookmakers and gaming brands.
David is a pioneer of the skill games industry and has been building GameAccount since 2000. He has been instrumental in defining the company and the industry through product leadership and distribution strategy. David helped GameAccount to become the first multi-currency skill games company, and he implemented the industry’s first single wallet integration of a skill games channel and the industry’s first truly white-labelled skill-games channel.
Prior to starting GameAccount, David co-founded and was CFO for a Toronto-based computer services company called Student On-site Solutions (“SOS”) and later became a management consultant providing “value-based management” solutions to global clients while working for Stern Stewart Europe Ltd.
David holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute and an MBA from London Business School.