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Social Gaming to Set Standards


19 Nov 2012

Players of social gaming users can feel safe in the knowledge that ‘industry standards’ are being set up by the newly formed Social Gaming Association (SGA).

After being officially launched at the Social Gaming Summit in London last week, the SGA will be looking at the legal, regulatory and commercial issues that surround the industry.

The organisation is encouraging to social game developers and operators to become members in order to promote social responsibility. This includes ensuring that there are regulations in place to protect the customer and allow them to recognise safe social games.

Another key aspect of the SGA’s role will be to argue from the point of the industry should it come under criticism. One aspect sure to rear its head will be the use of child-friendly themes in social gaming – a topic which will undoubtedly leave the SGA with its hands full.

Heading up the SGA is Stuart Tilly, founder and director at the iGaming Counsel as well as former European legal counsel to online bookmaker Sportingbet.

In a press release regarding the launch of the SGA, Tilly explained that the organisation allowed all involved in the industry to come together “as a united front to protect and further the legal, regulatory and commercial interests of this vibrant and dynamic industry”.