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January 24th, 2021 at 7:33:41 AM permalink
When selling a new game for online play, can the game developer go directly to the online casino, or do they need to go through an igaming company?
For example, would the developer be able to bring the game right to the Golden Nugget, or would they have to go through a company like SG or IGT?
DO online casinos have their own game developers or do they source from third parties?
It seems that Draftkings has its own in house team producing the games, does anyone have knowledge on this?
Thanks for the info...
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February 9th, 2021 at 4:27:42 PM permalink
Would like to know this answer as well. If anyone can provide?
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February 9th, 2021 at 6:27:17 PM permalink
Quote: maxpower

When selling a new game for online play, can the game developer go directly to the online casino, or do they need to go through an igaming company?
For example, would the developer be able to bring the game right to the Golden Nugget, or would they have to go through a company like SG or IGT?
DO online casinos have their own game developers or do they source from third parties?
It seems that Draftkings has its own in house team producing the games, does anyone have knowledge on this?
Thanks for the info...



Most online casinos license their software from one of the major manufacturers. Some definitely have their own developers. Draftkings does have their own programmers as I have met with them. They now have a development team in Las Vegas.
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February 9th, 2021 at 7:48:28 PM permalink
Sounds like an impossible nut to crack
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February 9th, 2021 at 8:25:22 PM permalink
Quote: maxpower

When selling a new game for online play, can the game developer go directly to the online casino, or do they need to go through an igaming company?
For example, would the developer be able to bring the game right to the Golden Nugget, or would they have to go through a company like SG or IGT?
DO online casinos have their own game developers or do they source from third parties?
It seems that Draftkings has its own in house team producing the games, does anyone have knowledge on this?
Thanks for the info...



Most online casinos get games from various software vendors. Few develop their own games. I would instead go to the software developers, however I think you'll not have much success. They generally wait for a game to work in the land casinos and then steal it.
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March 5th, 2021 at 6:59:25 PM permalink
How do they steal the game once it is in a casino? Please excuse my naivete. Wouldn't they be able to just steal it when I present it to them?
Does a PCT and Design patent mean nothing?
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March 5th, 2021 at 7:04:57 PM permalink
Would you have any recommendations for a manufacturer? The submission process for SG seems pretty straightforward, IGT not so much...
Who are the best companies to work with as a new game developer? I know it's a tough business and everyone thinks they have a winner until they get it in front of the decision-makers. There have to be a few companies that are looking for new work from new companies...
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March 5th, 2021 at 7:05:07 PM permalink
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How do they steal the game once it is in a casino? Please excuse my naivete. Wouldn't they be able to just steal it when I present it to them?
Does a PCT and Design patent mean nothing?



Let them steal it, earn money on it, then sue them for that money.
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March 5th, 2021 at 7:08:08 PM permalink
How do they steal the idea when it is patent-pending?
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March 5th, 2021 at 7:34:49 PM permalink
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How do they steal the idea when it is patent-pending?



You are correct, anyone is free to use it until the actual patent is issued. That is why many people don't publicly disclose until the patent is issued. A typical patent is issued in 18 months to 36 months.
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