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I thought I would write a quick article on how some game developers have integrated their games into one of our websites. This is how we would offer your games (if you had a casino or skill type game to offer). If you take a look at the Sun7Lottery website: Buy Lottery Tickets This sites main genre is the procurement of real lottery tickets. This has nothing to do with HTML5 games however it was never the less put together by a game developer who plugged it into a global procurement agent. This in its own right is fascinating, the procurement agent is either plugged directly into official APIs or is hardwired into official terminals. Now the website consists of a number of items: Our wallet (top right corner), this is just a bit of js that launches the wallet from our main application. The website uses a UUID to identify the merchant. Instant poker games (top right) and below that, slots by SGS (more flash). Below those, you will find slots by InBet which are HTML5 games. In the center of the page below the lottery games are a mix of flash and HTML5 based games. Flash Games (I know...) This developer we met at ICE in London in 2016. They are in the process of moving games from Flash to HTML5, they are popular never the less. My favourite is their blackjack table game. HTML5 Games We met these developers via forums just like this one a number of years back and they produce some excellent HTML5 games. Most of their games are betting styled so you do not actually play them, you simply bet on the outcome. Their most popular game is virtual dogs for some reason. How the games are launched The games are hosted on the game developer servers and our system delivers them to our skins via simple wrappers. So, when you click on the gameplay button, it launches the game into a model and authenticates the user. If you are opting for fun play, your account will be credited automatically and if you are opting for real money play you will be taken to our wallet to either deposit or transfer funds. Application as a skin Essentially the page is a skin with no moving parts. All that stuff happens separately in wrappers and third-party game engines. What makes this really cool is that if we want to change the site to a completely new look and feel, we build it locally and once complete, delete the old one and dump the new one in. Our first iteration of sites where NG based however due to SEO difficulties these have been changed to HTML / PHP using ZF. How does this help you as a game developer? As a game developer, you have complete autonomy over your environment (we do not micro-manage you). Once your game is built and hosted, we connect to it via an API and deliver it to clients through our platform. We have an accounting system that manages your game stats so not much further you will need to do other than build and integrate the game. Want to integrate into our platform? If you have a game you would like to integrate, let us know - would love document a game integration for the community.
Betting games Today I thought I would write a news article on betting games as a means to help HTML5 Game Developers better understand where the money is when considering what betting games to produce. And yes, a good betting game will likely offer a good Return on your Time Investment. What are the popular types of betting games? According to AdWords, the most popular types of betting games at the moment are as follows: Casino betting games Football betting games Soccer Betting Sports Books Grand National Betting Cricket Betting Golf Betting There are more, however, the above appears to be the most popular. Casino betting games generally cover things like: Poker, Slots, Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Bingo, Keno and Lottery. When thinking about a game to design it would be worthwhile seeing if you can come up with a concept that perhaps takes a new look at how these games work. I recently wrote an article on Hell Club which is a take on Poker. The game uses a poker engine to deliver a unique and fun card game experience. Whether it will be successful or not is anyone's guess, however, the game developer has thrown caution to the wind and given the game a shot. Football betting games are traditionally quite complicated, however, they do not need to be. You could create a game that simplifies how fans bet on football be it as simple as win, lose or draw or who is going to score or how many goals will be saved etc. What needs to be considered here is the data costs... which will determine how you build your game and what it will do. Depending on where you are from, soccer betting is the same as football betting... Sportsbooks are very popular and if you are to write a game, a sports type app is likely going to be the most profitable. Everyone loves sports the world around and no matter which conference I have attended, sports betting companies appear to be the richest and charge the highest fees. But it does not need to be complicated, you can, of course, create your own sporting spin on things making your game easy to develop, fun to use and cost-effective to maintain! The real cost of any sports app is the data feeds and the last thing you want to be doing is updating your apps data manually. Grand National Betting is a popular search term at the moment due to the race recently having taken place. This is a good example of seasonal types of games built for specific things such as a world cup or a yearly event. It can be very profitable for the short few weeks prior to the event. Cricket Betting is huge and if you have access to ex-pat Indians living to say in the UK or the EU, these guys are going to eat up your game. Again, the game could be simple and abstract with a fun betting element to it. Golf Betting is popular too with a very large following. If your game takes off, you will easily find a large audience who will support it. The above are examples of popular betting games based on a quick look at Adwords, it is not extensive but the idea is to give you some insight into what people are looking for as a means to inspire you to build betting related games around those genres. How to decide what game to spend your time on? Think about it like this. The time you spend on a fun game such as a hybrid Tetris or PacMan etc. will be the same amount of time you spend on a betting game. The difference, however, is that a betting game "may" be more profitable at the end of the day. You could create a lottery styled sports betting app that is so simple to use that everyone plays it... I have seen games making well over a million pounds per month and you would get a % of GGR (Gross Gaming Revenue). How to offer a gambling game legally? This is the crux of the article and the thing that will stop most game developers from even bothering to attempt a betting game. Fortunately, you can, in fact, create your own gambling app and you do not need to go through too many hurdles to get it published and making money. I have written about it in this GamblingTec article which I suggest you read should you be interested in writing such a game. How can we help you with your betting game? If you are interested in writing a betting game, feel free to ask me questions in this thread, or private message me or visit GamblingTec.com and get hold of us via our support desk.