he upcoming Casino eSports Conference (CEC Vegas)—September 4 and 5, Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas—has recorded a major coup securing Take-Two Interactive’s Director, J Moses, as its keynote speaker. In addition to being US publisher of blockbusters the Grand Theft Auto series, Red Dead Redemption and NBA 2K, the latter of which is one of eSports’ most popular online betting titles, Moses is Director of the ReadyUp platform launched by Johnathan Wendel, aka ‘Fatal1ty’, arguably the most significant player in US eSports.
The CEC Vegas is a two-day hands-on event connecting the casino world directly to esport players, marketers, developers, products, services, event providers, lawyers and educators. The event provides direct and informative connections to facilitate the infrastructure for all gaming establishments looking to incorporate the esport gaming world, as well as iGaming and skill-based gaming.
Commenting on the significance of securing the two thought leaders, Clarion Gaming’s Head of eSports, William Harding, said: "It’s incredible to bring J on board for this unique and exciting panel. ‘Fatal1ty’ is unique and part of eSports folklore. When the history of eSports is written he will have his own chapter as the first eSports professional player and the first gamer to earn more than $1m. This will be the very first time that the industry will be able to listen to a leading eSports publisher and the poster boy for eSports debating the gambling dynamic and how to progress the relationship in a profitable and socially responsible way.
"Clarion Gaming prides itself on partnering with professional, progressive thought leaders and J embodies that perfectly,” he continued. “His family are bookmakers and he has 40 years of experience in sports, entertainment, technology, betting and gaming as a CEO, founder, investor, advisor, producer and a director, boasting a deep-dive knowledge of both the casino and eSports industries.
"Up until now, publishers have not publicly spoken about gambling within eSports, to a large extent allowing gambling to go ahead in a laissez-faire manner without much involvement or interference. However, industry figures such as J own the IP of their games and with that the legal authority to decide if gambling operators can use their data for betting purposes. With publishers occupying such a pivotal position and being central to the future of the market, this makes it a must-attend keynote session for all sectors of the gambling industry."
CEC will deliver insight across eight key tracks: Configuring Infrastructure for the New Era; Esports Regulation; iGaming and Online Sports Betting; Investment; Interactive Gaming; Making Money with Esports; Marketing Techniques that Attract Gamer, and Sports Betting. It will also feature conversations surrounding the new legal developments regarding sports betting in the United States. Featuring 35+ leading experts, CEC Vegas will enable delegates to hear from and network with colleagues who are already in the space and would benefit from their insight and experience.