Pod #1: iGB Live! and Betsson Malta CEO Jesper Svensson
Welcome to the first edition of the iGaming Business Podcast, recorded during iGB Live! in Amsterdam last week.
In this first episode, Square In The Air’s James Bennett joins the iGB editorial team to discuss the news. The trio discuss whether the Italian ad ban is a portent of the future in the UK, what’s on the horizon in the US and how operators benefited from this year’s World Cup.
This month’s interview is with Betsson Malta CEO Jesper Svensson, who took full control of the operational side of the group in December as founder Pontus Lindwall returned to the helm. Dialling in from his Malta base Svensson describes the operator’s ‘back on track’ strategy and how efficiency and consolidation are the focus as it seeks to boost organic growth. Speaking the day after Betsson’s interim results were published, he reflects on the companies improving margins and looks to future opportunities in live casino and on the operator’s “home turf “of Sweden.