The primary podcast of the iGaming industry. Hosted by the industry veterans Pierre Lindh, Jesper Kärrbrink, Karolina Pelc, Heidi Lofthus, Michael Pedersen and Rory Credland, featuring industry leaders discussing the latest industry trends in a long format, for unparalleled deep insights into the iGaming industry. Check out our YouTube channel for more content: https://www.youtube.com/@nextdotio Dive into our website to explore more: https://next.io/
📺 Weekly News: FanDuel acquires BeyondPlay with special guest Karolina Pelc
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26:29Join Conor Mulheir, Nico Jansen and special guest Karolina Pelc to talk about the latest hashtag#iGaming sector acquisition. Established by Pelc in 2021, BeyondPlay announced yesterday it had been acquired by Flutter Entertainment-owned US sports betting market leader, FanDuel. Tune in to find out more about how the deal came about, and what BeyondPlay has planned for the future. These sessions present the latest news in hashtag#iGaming along with a deep dive into each topic and are brought you by Playson! All listeners are invited to share their opinions and ask questions, making this a great way to catch up and dig deeper into the latest iGaming news. 🔔 Make sure not to miss out!
Vested Interest #9: DKNG x Jackpocket, Investor favours, launching fund & when to sell
1:11:23🎙️ Welcome to episode #09 of Vested Interest, where hosts Pierre Lindh, Lloyd Danzig, and Benjie Cherniak offer insights into the world of investments and entrepreneurship. This episode is a goldmine for entrepreneurs and investors seeking guidance on effective strategies and timing in the ever-changing tech landscape. 🌟 Focusing on the art of engaging with investors, this episode provides entrepreneurs with crucial advice on how to approach and be helpful to investors by Lloyd Danzing, a key aspect of securing funding and support in the tech industry. Benjie Cherniak shares his perspectives on potentially starting his own fund and leads an informative session on the critical decision-making involved in selling a business. The episode wraps up with Pierre's showcase of NEXT.io's latest rebranding. ⏰Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction00:58 - Insights into Benjie’s Recent Business Travels 02:17 - DraftKings Acquires Jackpocket for $750m 08:10 - Analyzing Business Threats and Risk 10:51 - Approaching Investors for Favors and Introductions 21:54 - Essential Advice for Entrepreneurs: How to Be a Valuable Partner for Investors 23:54 - Launching a Successful Fund: Key Skills and Requirements 37:00 - Benjie Discusses the Prospects of Initiating His Own Fund 40:17 - Deciding the Right Time to Sell Your Business 54:45 - Maintaining Founder’s Spirit in Business 01:00:52 - NEXT.io Deep Dive 🔔Subscribe for more insightful episodes! 🔗 Connect with Us: Website: www.next.io _____ This episode of the NEXT.io Podcast is hosted by Pierre Lindh, Co-Founder/MD at NEXT.io, and is brought to you by: Pragmatic Play – Industry-leading content provider. Pragmatic Solutions – Leading iGaming platform technology.
Ivan Montik: Rise of Crypto in iGaming
29:41Welcome to our very first episode of Next.io & SOFTSWISS Exclusive Crypto Series 🎉! Get ready for an insightful journey into the dynamic realm of crypto and iGaming in the debut episode of the Next.io Crypto Series! Hosted by Pierre Lindh, this four-part special kicks off with a captivating discussion featuring Ivan Montik, Founder of SOFTSWISS. Explore the genesis of the first crypto projects, their early designs, and the pivotal moments that shaped the landscape. Pierre and Ivan delve into pressing regulatory challenges and illuminate the evolving cyber security concerns. Enjoy this deep dive into the roots and future of crypto in the gambling realm! ⏰Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 00:20 - Ivan Montik’s Background 02:08 - Ivan's Leap into Crypto Casino 06:35 - Early Responses from Operators to Crypto Casino 09:48 - Unveiling the Crypto Casino's First Look 13:42 - Crypto Casino Winters and Summers Performance 16:33 - Scams in Crypto Casinos 21:49 - Navigating the Regulated Crypto Market 26:35 - Future Prospects: Trends in Cryptocurrency 💼 About the Ivan Montik: Ivan Montik is the founder of SOFTSWISS, BGaming, and Merkeleon. Since 2009, he has been running several successful projects in IT, fintech and iGaming. The strongest cryptocurrency supporter, he was the first to introduce Bitcoin into the online entertainment industry in 2013. 🔔 This is just the beginning! Subscribe now to our channels and ensure you'll be part of our journey into the Crypto iGaming world with SOFTSWISS.
📺 Weekly News: Kindred Group's Legal Triumph & PrizePicks' NY Settlement: A Closer Look
30:59In this week's episode of NEXT.io Weekly News, we delve into two significant legal developments in the iGaming world. First, we'll explore the landmark victory of Kindred Group in the case involving Per Holknekt. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the case's background, the legal battle, and its implications for the industry. We discuss how this victory not only impacts Kindred Group but also sets a precedent for similar cases in the future. Next, we shift our focus to PrizePicks' recent settlement with New York. The $1.5 million settlement, as outlined in our coverage, marks a crucial moment for the fantasy sports provider. We examine the reasons behind the settlement, the conditions involved, and what this means for the future of PrizePicks, as well as the broader regulatory landscape in New York and beyond.
Will Green: The Rise Of Online Sweepstakes
55:44🎙 NEXT.io Podcast #175 with Will Green, Advisor & Founder, Acutus LLC Who needs CHAT GTP if we have Will Green to guide us through “the Rise of Online Sweepstakes”? Gear up for an exhilarating ride through the world of online sweepstakes with Will Green, a senior figure in the American Gaming Association, who brings an unparalleled depth of experience to the table. We'll explore North American market shifts, the rise of DFS and sweepstakes operators, innovative products in online gaming, regulatory challenges, and future industry disruptions. Will's extensive experience, from bet365 to the American Gaming Association, guarantees a deep dive into these key areas, offering invaluable insights for iGaming professionals, investors, and enthusiasts. ⏰ Timestamps: 00:00 Intro 01:24 - Sponsors 01:37 - The Second Wave of U.S Online Sports Bettings 7:54 - DFS 2.0: New Era of Operators 13:56 - Spotlight on Sweepstakes Operators 23:52 - Sweepstakes Products in Online Gaming 32:28 - Sweepstakes Regulatory Movements 41:25 - Exploring Influential Products to the Third Wave 44:58 - Disruption Frontiers in Online Sports Betting 52:38 - Focus Areas in Sports Betting 59:57 - Will’s Next Steps 💼 About Will Green: Will is an investor in and advisor to a wide range of operator, supplier, team, and tribal clients in the sports betting, free-to-play and sweepstakes spaces. He focuses on helping clients work with regulators, effect policy changes, obtain licensure, develop strategic partnerships and hone product development. He was previously the Head of Development for bet365 in the U.S., for whom he acquired market access and worked to advance policy with state regulators. Previously, he was the Senior Director of Research at the American Gaming Association, where his duties included helping lead the association's sports betting research and public policy advocacy in the lead up to Murphy v. NCAA. 🔗 WEBSITE:https://next.io/ 👉🏽 Follow us: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nextdotio/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/14068596/admin/feed/posts/ _____ This episode of the NEXT.io Podcast is hosted by Heidi Lofthus, Project Director at HR Connect, and is brought to you by: Pragmatic Play – Industry-leading content provider. Pragmatic Solutions – Leading iGaming platform technology.
Cordelia Morgan: How to Craft Harmony at Work: Four-Day Work Week and Other Benefits
25:13🎙 NEXT.io Podcast with Cordelia Morgan Cooper, Founder of CMC Consulting 🚀 In this episode, Heidi Lofthus brings in guest star Cordelia Morgan Cooper to discuss the positive outcome and structure of varied benefits in current work environments where no size fits all. Is it all so simple and what is the foundational mindset behind the so-called flexible working? ⏰ Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 01:21 - Cordelia's Business Founding Story 02:44 - Emerging HR and Recruitment Trends 04:20 - Implementing the Four-Day Workweek 09:50 - Evaluating Employee Productivity 11:05 - Introducing Flexible Work Policies to Management 16:53 - Advantages from the Four-Day Workweek 19:08 - Monitoring Breaks in Remote Work Settings 22:09 - Embracing Flexibility for Work-Life Balance 💼 About Cordelia Morgan Cooper: Cordelia has over a decade of international HR and Recruitment experience and has developed a passion for driving happiness and wellbeing in the workplace, having seen first hand the impact of an engaged workforce when it comes to both recruitment and retention. 🔗 WEBSITE: https://next.io/ 👉🏽 Follow us: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nextdotio/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/14068596/admin/feed/posts/ _____ This episode of the NEXT.io Podcast is hosted by Heidi Lofthus, Project Director at HR Connect, and is brought to you by: Pragmatic Play – Industry-leading content provider. Pragmatic Solutions – Leading iGaming platform technology.
Matt Prevost: BetMGM's Advertising Journey to the Super Bowl
11:20🎙 NEXT.io Podcast #174 with Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer of BetMGM In this exclusive episode, Matt Prevost, takes us behind the scenes of BetMGM first-ever Super Bowl commercial in Vegas. Get an insider look at the two-year journey of creating a memorable ad for one of the biggest sporting events. Matt discusses the preparation, challenges, sustaining tech teams under pressure, and BetMGM’s marketing strategies. His insights provide a unique view into the world of high-stakes advertising and brand strategy. ⏰ Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 01:25 - Preparations for the Super Bowl at Vegas 03:29 -Sustaining Tech Teams Amidst High Pressure 04:56 - BetMGM's Super Bowl Commercial Debut 08:51 - Expanding Marketing Strategies Beyond the Super Bowl 💼 About Matt Prevost: Matt is responsible for driving revenue across all channels of business by acquiring and retaining customers, and providing superior customer experiences. He brings a unique combination of brand leadership experience and expertise in Europe’s most competitive betting environment with a deep understanding of the US consumer and media landscape. Prior to joining BetMGM, Matt served as the CMO of Coral Interactive in Gibraltar. As part of their initial management team, he developed the marketing framework that drove Coral.co.uk’s success over seven years. He served as an operating executive at Cerberus Capital Management and was appointed the chief digital officer of NewAvon in 2017 where he also served on the board of directors. Prior to Cerberus, Matt was a consultant at McKinsey. 🔔 Stay tuned for our next episode and don't forget to follow us on: Website: https://next.io/ _____ This episode of the NEXT.io Podcast is hosted by Pierre Lindh, Co-Founder/MD at NEXT.io, and is brought to you by: Pragmatic Play – Industry-leading content provider. Pragmatic Solutions – Leading iGaming platform technology.
📺 Weekly News: Flutter rings the bell on New York Stock Exchange
31:23The Next.io Weekly News is a weekly livestream held every Thursday at 3 PM CET across all of our social media platforms. These sessions, hosted by Conor Mulheir and Nico Jansen with special guests present the latest news in iGaming along with a deep dive into each topic. All listeners are invited to share their opinions and ask questions, making this a great way to catch up and dig deeper into the latest iGaming news. 🔔 Make sure not to miss out!
Mark Taffler: Inspiring Journey Conquering Addiction
1:23:42🎙 NEXT.io Podcast #173 with Mark Taffler. Mark is a testament to the power of resilience and determination. His story is one of hope and inspiration, proving that overcoming addiction and achieving personal and professional success is possible with the right mindset and support. 🚀 In this episode, we explore Mark's battle with addiction, delving into the depths of his struggle and the steps he took towards recovery. We discuss the nuances of acknowledging alcoholism, the turning point of hitting rock bottom, and the vulnerabilities in the gaming industry that contribute to addictive behaviours. ⏰ Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 00:55 - Pierre Meets Mark at the Yolo Retreat 2021 03:27 - Mark's Battle: Overcoming Substance Abuse 15:34 - Acknowledging Alcoholism 18:08 - Hitting Rock Bottom: The Turning Moment 22:54 - Negative Outcomes of Addiction 28:57 - Embarking on the 12-Step Recovery Program 32:53 - Desperation Gift as a Motivation for Recovery 37:37 - Alternative Paths to Overcoming Addiction 39:29 - Faces of Addiction and Their Manifestations 41:45 - Alcohol Culture and Its Normalisation in Society 45:34 - Vulnerabilities in the Industry 53:47 - Key Life Lessons from the 12-Step Program 01:02:40 - Spirituality and Ego: Tools for Defense in Recovery 01:05:25 - Self-Reflection for Archiving Confidence and Inner Peace 01:06:27 - Gambling Industry Risks 01:09:06 - Mark's Ability to Identify Others Struggling with Addiction 01:10:59 - Public Misconceptions About Addiction 01:12:01 - Life Lessons from Overcoming Addiction 01:14:05 - Mark’s Role in Assisting Others with Recovery 01:15:36 - Self-Awareness Amongst Addicts 🔔 Stay tuned for our next episode and don't forget to follow us on: Website: https://next.io/ LinkedIn: / posts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nextdotio/?... _____ This episode of the NEXT.io Podcast is hosted by Pierre Lindh, Co-Founder/MD at NEXT.io, and is brought to you by: Pragmatic Play – Industry-leading content provider. Pragmatic Solutions – Leading iGaming platform technology.
📺 Weekly News: How ParlayBay secured its latest €3.5m funding round
40:31The Next.io Weekly News is a weekly livestream held every Thursday at 3 PM CET across all of our social media platforms. These sessions, hosted by Conor Mulheir and Nico Jansen with special guests present the latest news in iGaming along with a deep dive into each topic. All listeners are invited to share their opinions and ask questions, making this a great way to catch up and dig deeper into the latest iGaming news. 🔔 Make sure not to miss out!