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Celebrating a Decade of Global Gaming Connections: Pocket Gamer Connects Announces 10th Anniversary Event in San Francisco



Kicking off 2024 with the flagship event in London, Pocket Gamer Connects (PGC) is set to continue celebrating its 10th anniversary with a brand-new special event in San Francisco, California, in March 2024. This milestone event marks a decade of connecting the global games industry, with over 750 attendees expected to participate in two days of networking, discovery, pitching, and learning from some of the world’s leading authorities within the games industry.

The Pocket Gamer Connects: San Francisco event will be held at the Hibernia, a prime venue in the heart of the city. This historic venue, a former bank, is known for its unique Neoclassical Revival-style architecture. It is a short walk from the Moscone Conference Center. Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco is a perfect way to kick off conference week in the city, providing a unique experience, expo showcase and specialised talks and panels in an intimate setting.

Starting in the UK in 2014, the Pocket Gamer Connect event series, now under the parent company Enthusiast Gaming, has transformed from its modest origins into a worldwide sensation, organising 45 events globally. It has become the ultimate hub for the mobile games industry, providing a platform for professionals to gather, connect, exchange stories, and celebrate their achievements.

The PGC San Francisco event is expected to attract over 750 attendees, encompassing a diverse range of industry professionals from all over the globe. These include developers, indie developers, creatives, recruitment professionals, C-level executives, marketing professionals, students, investors, publishers, tool providers, technical teams, ad companies, media, ASO practitioners, app marketers, and app advertisers.

The event will provide an exciting opportunity for these professionals to connect, collaborate, and learn about the latest advancements in the gaming industry. The program will delve into AI, virtual reality, Web3, blockchain, and the metaverse while continuing to provide in-depth coverage of all things mobile gaming.



Exciting Collaboration with MeetToMatch

In a powerful partnership with MeetToMatch, Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2024 is set to become a hub of industry connections. This collaboration positions PGC San Francisco as the official meeting point for this dynamic networking platform. Every delegate at PGC will receive an all-access pass to the MeetToMatch meeting platform, free and unlimited for five whole days during Pocket Gamers Connects and the following days, which runs the same week as Game Developer Conference 2024. Every year, the MeetToMatch San Francisco Edition provides a convenient way to meet people around the city during this busy week. Getting access to this activity as part of your Pocket Gamer Connects ticket registration makes joining the conference even more advantageous and cost-effective.

PGC has partnered with MeetToMatch to ensure that a ticket to PGC San Francisco includes access to MeetToMatch: The San Francisco Edition beyond the conference. Trusted by hundreds of publishers, investors, and developers, the MeetToMatch messaging and matchmaking platform enables ticket holders to connect with the greatest minds from all game companies around the world.

Operating throughout the week’s conference activities, a ticket to PGC enables you to use the platform to schedule meetings all week at various locations around the city. With a PGC ticket, attendees will also have the privilege to use the PGC meeting zone at the elegant Hibernia venue to conduct their meetings; even non-PGC users of MeetToMatch will be able to join you at our meeting tables.


Pocket Gamer looks forward to welcoming all ticket holders to San Francisco in March 2024 for a one-of-a-kind event. For more information about the 10th-anniversary event of Pocket Gamer Connects in San Francisco, please visit http://www .pgconnects .com/sanfrancisco

Enthusiast Gaming, North America’s leading gaming media and entertainment company, supports a proprietary mix of community sites, content, esports, and gaming assets, with Pocket Gamer reaching some of the largest gaming audiences, reflecting the scale and diversity of the gaming industry.


SCCG Management Partners with AmplePool




SCCG Management, the leading global advisory firm in the gambling industry, announced a groundbreaking partnership with AmplePool, a leading B2B online white-label universal loyalty rewards platform. This collaboration aims to transform loyalty rewards for gaming operators and online betting partners, combining the innovative rewards platform of AmplePool with the extensive industry expertise of SCCG Management to deliver unparalleled benefits to gaming operators worldwide.

Stephen Crystal, Founder and CEO of SCCG Management, said: “We are thrilled to partner with AmplePool to transform loyalty rewards in the gaming and betting industry. Their innovative platform integrates seamlessly with existing systems, boosting user engagement and driving revenue growth.”

AmplePool’s innovative loyalty rewards platform seamlessly integrates into existing apps and websites through easy-to-use APIs, ensuring a quick and hassle-free implementation process with full customization and ongoing support from the AmplePool tech team. By encouraging user actions such as betting, referring friends, watching ads, sharing on social media, and shopping, AmplePool boosts user engagement and fosters customer loyalty. Users get instant rewards that can be spent instantly. Modeled after the success of travel miles and credit card points, AmplePool’s rewards program not only enhances customer loyalty but also significantly increases revenue for its partners.

Users can redeem their accumulated rewards for free shopping and choose from thousands of products, brands, and services within the AmplePoints online marketplace.


This collaboration is set to provide gaming operators with a powerful tool to maximize their revenue streams and enhance user engagement. Gaming partners that integrate AmplePool’s platform will benefit from an increased revenue stream, more user engagement, transparency, a larger customer base, and be part of a broader marketplace.

Tony Singh, CEO of AmplePool, said: “Partnering with SCCG Management is a significant milestone for AmplePool. Their industry expertise perfectly complements our innovative approach to loyalty rewards. Together, we are excited to revolutionize how gaming operators approach customer engagement and revenue growth.”

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Blockchain Launches a Fusion of Gaming and Investment Training


on, an innovative interactive trading simulator gaming universe, has officially launched. The dynamic trading platform offers users the chance to immerse themselves in a socially-driven game landscape while honing their investment and asset-trading skills. Since its initial release, has rapidly gained popularity, attracting over 15,000 users. stands out by utilizing real-time market data, allowing users to experience an immersive and realistic trading environment. Players can engage in trading activities that reflect live market conditions, providing a true-to-life simulation that enhances their learning experience.

In the universe, players are represented by customizable animated avatars. These avatars enable users to explore various cities within the platform, each offering unique challenges and opportunities. A significant feature is the ability to invest in virtual real estate across eight distinct regions, each with varying price points.

A core element of the experience is its tutorials, which are grounded in real-life trading scenarios. Users can choose to navigate these lessons with the guidance of a coach who is available to answer questions and provide step-by-step assistance.

Advertisement offers a broad selection of virtual assets for users to trade, including forex, stocks, cryptocurrencies, and futures. By trading these assets, players can gain practical experience and understand the intricacies of different investment vehicles.

The asset prices within the platform mirror actual market fluctuations, allowing traders to observe the impact of their decisions and adapt their strategies accordingly. Players can monitor their gains and losses through a comprehensive dashboard, providing a snapshot of their portfolio’s performance.

One of the platform’s most exciting features is the opportunity for players to engage in trading battles and tournaments against traders from around the world. These competitions not only elevate the excitement but also offer the chance to win real money, adding a tangible reward to the virtual trading experience.

The investment landscape is expanding rapidly, with the cryptocurrency market alone projected to grow to $13.18 billion by 2031. As more investors enter the market, aims to bridge the knowledge gap by educating users about various assets through an engaging, gamified approach. By participating in real-time trading and completing the tutorials, players can enter the investment space with confidence and competence. is available exclusively through its website, offering a unique and comprehensive trading simulator that combines education, competition, and community engagement.

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Midnight Gaming Corporation Enters into Venue Event Booking Services Agreement with Compass Arena




Midnight Gaming Corporation announced that it has entered into a Venue Event Booking Services Agreement dated May 31st, 2024 with Compass Arena LLC (Compass). The agreement gives Midnight a five year exclusive service period to provide esports and gaming events, conventions, and tournaments to Compass.

Compass is a state of the art multi-purpose venue located just outside of Chicago in the city of Willowbrook, Illinois. The venue contains two full size indoor soccer fields, the Compass Café, Fair Play Sports Bar, The Whiskey Bar and a Premiere Lounge. Compass has held major marquee events including Thunder from Down Under and will be hosting both Jump Van Halen Tribute and Queen Nation concerts in the coming weeks. The venue has a capacity of over 3000 and, with internal Audio Visual, Staging, Lighting and Seating, is truly an optimal venue for esports and gaming events.

“This agreement really allows Midnight to bring our network of gaming communities to Compass. Compass truly is a World class venue and with everything included it truly is a paradise for any gaming, concert, or convention event. Not only are the venue and assets top of the line but with multiple food and beverage options we have a truly unique offering for anyone looking to host events in the Chicago area,” Ken McGraw, CEO of Midnight Gaming, said.

As part of the Agreement, Midnight is able to offer use of the venue at rates never before seen in the esports and gaming industry. This includes a no money up front agreement with a focus on revenue sharing to ensure a win for all involved.


Ken added: “We know how hard it is for event operators to make money with the large up front costs associated with events. By removing this hurdle and risk we not only make Compass more enticing for potential partners but we share in the events success financially giving us more incentive to ensure everything is perfect.”

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