Betcade to launch Android app store

2 September 2015

The first dedicated Android application store for real money gaming will be launched early next year, Betcade has announced.

The store will provide casino operators with a unified, branded destination for gaming app distribution and management. Betcade has been founded with the goal of “creating an ecosystem that benefits all stakeholders in the gaming industry,” the company said.

Betcade will launch and market the store in early 2016 into regulated markets. Betcade founder David Chang, the former chief marketing officer and head of industry relations at Gamblit Gaming, will serve as chief executive.

Prior to Gamblit Gaming, Chang founded mobile game companies Gamiker and OnNet Europe. “People overwhelmingly prefer mobile apps over the browser experience,” Chang said.

“The time spent in apps now surpasses the time spent in browsers. However, there is currently no efficient mechanism in place for discovery or distribution for real money apps the way that there is for every other app category. “Betcade will also streamline the download, install, and updating of apps and remove payment friction resulting in an improved user experience.”

Former Seven Networks executive Trevor Fiatal will serve as chief technology officer. “I’ve spent the last several years advising and consulting with early-stage start-ups, but it wasn’t until Betcade came along that I felt the urge to join the founding team,” Fiatal said.

“This is a remarkable opportunity to conquer some unique challenges and create an entire ecosystem, and I’m excited to join the Betcade team on this adventure.”