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: Past, present & future of mobile gaming
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This podcast is also sponsored by Kalamba Games and Sportsbet.io.
????With more than a decade and a half of experience in the iGaming industry, Ragnar Toompere is now Managing Director of the mobile-first casino content developer, OneTouch. His experience includes hugely successful stints at such well-known companies as Playtech and Microgaming, and since taking the helm at OneTouch he has guided the company to a series of impressive achievements and milestones.
In this podcast we cover:
???? 00:00 – Introduction
???? 00:49 – Introducing Ragnar Toompere
???? 03:04 – Ragnar’s long iGaming history
???? 04:11 – Talking about the birth of iPoker for Playtech and its journey to come to be
???? 07:52 – Poker at the time was one of the major revenues
???? 08:55 – The decline of poker
???? 10:24 – Poker was a game that cannot be solved…
???? 11:06 – Talking about the banter around the poker tables
???? 11:15 – Does Ragnar still plays in a couple of cash tournaments?
???? 12:17 – Ragnar talks about his stint at Microgaming
???? 13:00 – Moving away from poker into sales when the poker decline started
???? 17:23 – Ragnar talks about how OneTouch started with Tim Heath
???? 18:50 – What is the idea behind OneTouch?
???? 21:25 – Ragnar on the mobile games
???? 22:00 – OneTouch launches live casino product with Bombay Club
???? 23:51 – The challenges encountered in this from inception
???? 25:10 – Focusing on a niche
???? 26:45 – Connecting Bombay Studio and Bombay Club
???? 27:10 – Playing cashless in the casino!
???? 28:06 – Pierre recounts a Steve Wynn story
???? 29:45 – OneTouch future aspirations
???? 32:22 – Room for new players to emerge in the supplier area
???? 34:08 – Closing off