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Betting and Gaming veterans Lee Richardson, Dan Phillips and Vigne Kozacek are proud to bring you this regular series of podcasts that focus on the good, the bad, and the ugly of this great ‘Balagan’ of an industry that provides us all with a living! With their unique style, banter, humour and insights, they will provide topical debate, big-name guests and cover off all the major issues and opportunities. Don’t forget to like, rate, review and subscribe
 
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Stuart Tilly (Esports Entertainment), Alejandro Kowalski (Mobadoo) & Mark Cole (Dragoni) joined us today discussing all things Esports. During the chat, the guys got under the skin of its crossover to traditional betting and gaming through to Covid’s legacy, M&A, Regulations, Crypto and what the next generation are looking for from Esports and beyo…
 
The former William Hill, Betfair, Ladbrokes, Coral and Playtech exec Ian Chuter joined us today for a fascinating chat through his career and experiences. In the news, we cover recent financial updates from Rank and Flutter as well as a huge recovery of Ethereum currency from fraudulent accounts. We also discuss New York and the likely joint bids t…
 
The team from https://www.bettingjobs.com/ joined the pod today updating us on the state of play in the industry around recruitment, opportunities, salaries, new markets and more. In other news, we discuss the merits (or lack of), joint winners, in sport! Tipico throwing their hat into the ring for William Hills non-US business is also covered as a…
 
In another packed show we catch up with Conor Grant, CEO for Flutter in the UK and Ireland who shares some amazing insights into his background, and what it is like working for one of the biggest groups in the industry. In the news section, we cover everything from the Olympics to Cricket, trading updates, NFTs, the UK National Lottery bid and comp…
 
In a packed show today, Paul Burns, CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association joined us to discuss the recent legislative changes there, and what that means for legalised online betting operations in Canada. In other news we cover the ‘footie’ from Euro2020, we also discuss Kambi CEO Kristian Nylens views on the in-house vs Outsource debate. The poten…
 
Gil Rotem, legend of the iGaming world and who helped build and transform brands such as 888 and bet365 joined us today sharing some fascinating insights and stories into his background, journey through the industry and thoughts to the future. In other news the guys dissect the recent C4 documentary, 'Football's Gambling Addiction' and the potentia…
 
With a focus on all things Slots related we were joined today by Rhys Owen (mutuelplay.com) and Andrew Porter (4theplayer.com) who led us through the innovation process, new market entry and the impact of consolidation and regulation into what is one of the biggest revenue drivers in the industry. In other news, updates on regulation in Florida, ch…
 
With a focus on Data Science in Betting and Gaming, Vigne provided us with a masterclass in the pros and cons of AI, Machine, and Deep Learning in the sector. Featuring a clip from ACADGILD The full video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-8MTXT_N6A In other news, changes at the top at FanDual, as well as a view on the US market 3…
 
Steve Schrier the former Playtech and Scientific Games Exec, and now CEO and author of ‘How to Build Your Sales Tribe’ joined us today to discuss the future of sales and commercial activity in the industry. In other news, Dan & Lee discuss the proposed breakaway ‘ESL’ (European Super League) and its potential impact on betting activity. On the Cryp…
 
Nick Rust the former Skybet, Coral, and Ladbrokes veteran and most recently Chief Executive of the British Horse Racing Authority joined us today to discuss his amazing career and thoughts on the industry at such a critical time. In other news, US deals for Playtech and Scientific Games are covered along with a frank exchange on the quality of some…
 
Coingaming and Yolo Investments founder Tim Heath joined us today to discuss his amazing career, investment plans as well as thoughts on the industry, cryptocurrencies, tokens and more. In other news, huge numbers coming out of March Madness as well as a long-term NFL deal for Foxbet are discussed along with the announcement of further big-name gue…
 
The former Next Gen, NYX, SG Digital exec and founder of Tekkorp Capital joined us to today to talk through his amazing career, as well as the power of SPACs, M&A, and the future for the industry. In other news we discuss big numbers being reported globally, as well new entrants in the Crypto space #CasinoCoin, and Lee updates us on his hot tips fo…
 
In our second ‘Live’ Pod we broadcasted from the recent SBC Latin America conference where the guys were joined by local experts Seb Perrier, Hugo Llanos & Franciso Lecuona to talk about what it takes to succeed in betting and gaming across this diverse and fascinating continent. Topics and insights discussed and shared included M&A, Sports, Casino…
 
The former Playtech, Stars and Flutter exec Rafi Ashkenazi joined us today to discuss his amazing career and plans in advance of him leading Hard Rock International in a new JV. In other news, deals in the US are covered along with Fintech updates and record feedback to the UKGC Problem Gambling Prevalence consultation. The guys also announce a liv…
 
Joined by a panel of guest experts, the guys get under the skin of the betting and gaming opportunity in India. With a population approaching 1.4bn and across 29 States and 7 Union Territories it is an exciting and challenging place to do business. In other news the state of play in New York, UK National Lottery bids and a host of new industry repo…
 
In the first Pod of 2021, Victor Bigio, Tony Plaskow and Steve Spindler joined us to discuss the online betting and gaming market in Canada, providing some great insights into the current state of play, and what the future holds there. In other news, MGM, Entain, New York & Cryptocurrencies get the Balagan treatment. Also, not to be missed is anoth…
 
In the last Pod of 2020, Sean Hutchins from credit specialists Experian joined us to outline how they are helping the industry prepare for the expected changes from the UK Gambling Commission's current consultation on Consumer Affordability checks. In other news, we share some exciting developments regarding licensing of online sports betting in Ne…
 
Playtech Group COO, Shimon Akad joined us today and provided great insight into the workings of the Tech Giant, their plans for the US and beyond, and what makes him tick. In other news, we discuss the always hot topic of industry salaries, as well as the on-going and controversial UK consultation re the proposed introduction of affordability check…
 
With plenty of news and debate, the guys discuss the fallout from the US election, update on the UK National Lottery licence bid as well as looking at continued investment and M&A activity in the sector. Vigne takes Lee’s ‘Statto’ mantle this week with insight into some huge numbers relating to cybercrime and protecting from it. The results of our …
 
With a focus on all things Greek Betting and Gaming, the guys are joined today by specialist George Merodoulakis who shares his knowledge of this developing market. In other news, William Hill as well as booming online numbers, retail woes and an update on problem gambling statistics are discussed. Vigne also enlightens us on the impact of email Sp…
 
Video meets Audio today as the guys simulcast this episode via their dedicated YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyGf4Uj_ppLUELrRVvoFWRA, as well as from all the usual podcast places. Without a guest, they get under the skin of the big stories of the day with global updates from the US, German and UK markets. Big name companies inc…
 
With a focus on Slots this week, the guys caught up with Chris Ash who founded the hugely successful ‘Ash Gaming’ studio discussing his view on the future of what is a pillar of revenue for the industry. GVCs recent results and plans also came under the spotlight as did news of Betfair’s expansion in LATAM, as well as big deals for GAN & Wynn. The …
 
Horse Racing legend Vincent Caldwell joined the guys today sharing some amazing and hair-raising stories from his years in the industry. He also updates on his new Virtual Sports product which is set take the US by storm. The Caesars / Will Hill deal, of course, gets a thorough going over, along with some interesting moves from Scientific Games. Al…
 
In our biggest and most ambitious outing to date, the guys ‘go live’ in Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DPDW959pRI) as well as audio, and as part of the SBC digital event. With top calibre guests including Steve Ketteley, Gerry O'Sullivan and Rob Dowling, they discuss regulation, recruitment plus the usual news updates and audience interact…
 
With news and rumours of mergers, acquisitions and rolling heads, this shorter than usual episode is packed with insight, banter and gossip, plus a hot tip from Lee for the Kentucky Derby! The guys also preview their forthcoming ‘Live’ podcast on the 11th September which is being held during the SBC Barcelona Event. Free registration is open now at…
 
Former addict and now certified Psychotherapist and Addiction Specialist Jason Shiers joined us today for what was a very honest and at times tough discussion on an important issue that the industry needs to do more to address. Jason talks the guys through his personal experiences and how he and others like him are providing the voice of the punter…
 
US sport and content specialist Ryan Knuppel joined us today imparting some great insight into how to stand out from the crowd in the US. We also discuss his views and frustrations on the slow State by State rollout of betting and gaming among other fascinating topics. COVID (of course) and Parliamentary Committee (diatribes) on the latest suggeste…
 
The former Sky Betting and Gaming Chief, Richard Flint joined us for today’s pod imparting some great stories and insight from his time there and leading up to and being part of what is now the Flutter behemoth. The guys also dig a little deeper into the continued fall out and potential industry knee jerk reaction of the UK recommendations on tackl…
 
Today’s pod premieres the first in a series of interviews with some of the heaviest hitters in the industry with the current Gamesys chairman Neil Goulden joining us. The guys also get under the skin of the new Parliamentary committee recommendations on tackling problem gaming and debate the merits of being NASDAQ or London listed. Vigne’s ‘Top Tec…
 
With a focus on big data, algorithms and how this tech will change our lives, we hear from AI expert Chris Conroy who gives Vigne the lowdown on this fascinating field of data science, and which is already central to marketing and RG operations across the industry. Dan and Lee ask the non-techy questions and clarify that this is not the prequel to …
 
Another bumper episode brings you an update on all the activity Stateside, with plenty of stats, news from the movers and shakers and even a suggestion of what stock to invest in! The guys tear into the mobile apps on offer to the US punter and look forward to how iGaming will upset the Sports applecart, and which States are prime to go live next. …
 
The guys are back, and this week premier a new panel show format into the pod! With some expert guests from the world of compliance, Dan, Lee and Vigne pose them some tough and topical questions with the added pressure of answering against a timer – who will be the winner...? They also touch on the resumption of sport, as well as the pros and cons …
 
More than a month into lockdown and without any sport to discuss let alone bet on, the guys examine what is quickly becoming the new norm of rumour, conjecture, and the best ways to navigate these uncharted waters. From scam artists to responsible gaming as well as charitable efforts, and in some cases huge profits, they talk themselves through a g…
 
In which the guys find out how different countries and cultures are dealing with social distancing by falling into the national stereotype traps! With the small talk done they thankfully focus their efforts on the future upside of new market entry (as and when C-19 becomes a dark and distant memory.) They get under the skin of operating across Afri…
 
Safely ensconced in their bunkers deep underground, the guys are back for an emergency podcast to discuss all things COVID19 and how it is affecting the industry that provides us all with a living. They focus on the people impact, as well as the winners, losers and potential opportunities that will come out of this. There is even time for a quick g…
 
The guys are back and this time talking technology. They discuss what is coming, what to avoid and crucially how to get your CEO to buy into it! Hot topics include AI, Facial Recognition, Big Data and 5g among others. Luckily, they are led on this by their very own Vigne Kozacek or via his super-hero pseudonym ‘Mr Tech’! Dan finds out how technolog…
 
Betting and gaming industry veterans Dan Phillips, Lee Richardson and Vigne Kozacek bring you the first of a regular series of podcasts. Aside from being a good excuse to chew the fat, they will deliver 30 minutes of interesting, entertaining and informative topical industry discussion and debate, plus breaking news, as well as guests and future Q&…
 
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