Betable, the first platform that allows developers to legally create gambling games (without the developer procuring a license), has announced its second hackathon: Betable Hackathon 2.0. Building on the success of their its first hackathon, Betable expects everything from traditional casino games to unheard of games of chance and strategy to debut at the hackathon. With more and more states legalizing online gambling, the timing of this San Francisco event has been timed perfectly.
The event will launch April 27th at Parisoma with a keynote from Betable CEO, Chris Griffin. Submissions are due the 28th at 2:30 P.M. In addition to winning one of the stellar prizes (e.g. from $10,000 cash prizes to vendor credit and Las Vegas trips), attendees can also attend valuable workshops to get ahead of the game in this booming market space (i.e. casino game design, building casino games with Betable, building real money games).
Griffin believes the market for Betable's platform presents an opportunity that is "an order of magnitude" bigger than the entire online gambling scene today. Getting together hundreds of minds to explore the opportunity should make for some groundbreaking ideas and potential viral hits.
A panel of judges from Betable and Big Fish Games will evaluate entries and decide the winner. Four sponsors who share Betable's vision to disrupt gambling and gaming helped fund the event (Aarki, Corona Labs, Ludei, and Tapjoy). Over 100 attendees have already registered. Those interested can register at the event's Meetup page.