???? Topic: Kindred history, responsible gaming, US, Bitcoin and much more
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???? Long before he was appointed CEO in 2010, Henrik Tjärnström was a part of the Kindred Group (then Unibet Group). He joined the Board of Directors in 2003 and was part of the Board until when he stepped into the role as Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Henrik holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Sweden. Before joining the Kindred Group, he was employed as Senior Financial Manager at Skanska Infrastructure Development AB from 2001 to 2008.
In this podcast we cover:
???? 00:00 – Introduction
???? 00:44 – Welcome Henrik
???? 02:11 – Who is Henrik Tjärnström and his Kindred journey so far?
???? 04:52 – Coming from any industry into iGaming
???? 05:38 – Importance of loving the product
???? 06:01 – Jesper gives his view of the Kindred story
???? 07:07 – Henrik talks about his transition from Unibet to Kindred
???? 09:47 – Sharing common views about responsible gaming
???? 11:50 – The Kindred culture and positive feeling
???? 14:52 – Difficulty to change from Unibet to Kindred
???? 17:23 – Has COVID impacted Henrik’s management ways?
???? 21:38 – Kindred’s broad approach to responsible gaming
???? 26:11 – Henrik’s view on problem gamblers
???? 29:24 – Player safety and detection systems used by Kindred, which might have false positives
???? 31:21 – The good of affordability checks and should they go forward?
???? 33:23 – Henrik discusses player limits
???? 36:15 – The financial ecosystem – how did the customer get the money in the first place?
???? 38:06 – Recognising that the industry is doing a lot about responsible gaming
???? 38:37 – Blockchain and Cryptos! The current hot potato
???? 41:02 – Cryptocurrencies being used in casinos!
???? 41:53 – Consolidation – The bigger get bigger and the smaller get smaller
???? 44:18 – Disruptors are being born right now and are entering the market
???? 45:48 – Brick and Mortar casinos moving online
???? 46:11 – Entering the U.S. market – the Kindred approach
???? 50:09 – It’s a tough competition but there are lots of potential
???? 52:10 – iGaming and Kindred in 5 years!
???? 54:19 – Closing off