Originally spawning from an iGaming career that started at the age of 17 during the early days of the online poker boom, Pierre Co-founded the event management company Ambassadör Events in 2013. The company specialises in B2B & B2C event concepts targeting the gaming sector with more than 600 successful projects behind them for most of the major organisations within the industry. In 2016, Pierre Co-Founded the primary award show of the gaming industry, iGaming IDOL followed by the content driven conference, iGaming NEXT in 2018.
???? Topic: The emerging US online gambling market
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This podcast is also sponsored by Kalamba Games and Rebel Status.
????Daniel Graetzer is the Founder and CEO of Carousel Group, the owner and operator of SportsBetting.com, a US and European regulated online sportsbook and casino. With over 20 years of experience in digital, Graetzer created Carousel Group in 2017 after previously serving as director at leading Spanish provider Mediatech Solutions (acquired by R. Franco Group in 2017). Carousel Group is operational in Colorado and recently signed a market access deal for New Jersey, Indiana, and Iowa.
In this podcast we cover:
???? 00:00 – Introduction
???? 00:24 – Good afternoon, Daniel Graetzer
???? 00:46 – Another connection made through Clubhouse
???? 01:52 – About Daniel and the Carousel Group
???? 02:16 – Daniel’s work history
???? 03:38 – Starting the Carousel Group
???? 04:21 – Global ambition
???? 04:57 – Focus on the US market
???? 05:57 – Kindred’s approach in the US
???? 06:23 – Daniel’s strategy for the US market
???? 08:53 – Will there be federal legislation eventually?
???? 09:42 – Competing with the massive brands
???? 12:00 – Can the big brands hold on to the market shares?
???? 13:10 – It’s a gold rush at the moment!
???? 13:48 – Will the inclination in the industry continue?
???? 15:42 – Ups and downs in the crypto space
???? 16:15 – Will there be a discrepancy between casino and sports betting?
???? 18:01 – Which sport is Daniel into?
???? 19:27 – Opportunities in the casino
???? 20:10 – Lifetime value opportunities in the US
???? 22:28 – Can casino companies enter the US market eventually?
???? 24:15 – Profit earning ratio
???? 25:30 – Valuation model of the operators
???? 27:21 – GiG selling B2C part to Betsson
???? 28:05 – The growing market numbers in the US
???? 28:50 – Consolidation of the industry
???? 31:55 – Which side of the fence will be Carousel Group on?
???? 33:33 – Carousel Group’s growth in the US
???? 35:46 – Daniel’s view on player protection
???? 40:44 – Player protection: business or ethics?
???? 43:20 – The issue of false positives
???? 45:58 – Can ESG be detrimental to the iGaming industry?
???? 47:23 – Shared value capitalism
???? 51:47 – Trends of transparency and accountability
???? 54:44 – A more opinionated generation
???? 56:00 – Responsible gaming as the sustainable approach
???? 57:00 – Drawing parallels to the cannabis industry
???? 1:00:01 – Opinions being driven by the hive mind
???? 1:02:25 – The ‘making friends with your enemy’ concept
???? 1:06:35 – US: Dialogue or political theatre?
???? 1:07:15 – Obstacles to responsible gaming in the US
???? 1:10:05 – Self-regulation for sustainability
???? 1:13:09 – Closing off