Top 10 Interviews in 2012

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10) Jesper Jensen, Samvo

Jesper Jensen of Samvo Interview – Asian vs. UK Sportsbooks

Everyone knows that the Asian online gambling market is what’s going to show us the money.  However, the Asian way of gambling is not the same as the Western way of gambling, so European operators have a tough time tailoring their products to suit the Asians.  Jesper Jenson of Samvo is an expert on the mysterious Asian sports gambling market and explains the differences between the Asian and European markets in this interview.

9) Patrick Basham, Democracy Institute

Patrick Basham, Democracy Institute

Dr. Patrick Basham, author of Gambling: A Healthy Bet, is the one of the online gambling industry’s biggest advocates and patron saints.  Dr. Basham believes gambling is beneficial to an individual’s development and – gasp!- he has the facts to back up his controversial claims.  In this interview, Basham dives into his thoughts on online gambling and why its good for our society.  Hallelujah!

8) Mickey Charles, The Sports Network  

Mickey Charles, The Sports Network

If you’ve attended an online gambling conference in 2012, chances are you’ve seen Mickey Charles on stage moderating sessions bluntly, humorously and with spice. Charles is a sports gambling industry old timer and has a number of opinions on a number of subjects and in this interview we asked for his opinion on the USA sports gambling market, the Asian market, affiliate licensing in the USA and more.

7) David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff, actor, producer and singer

David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff

Don’t Hassle the Hoff.

6) Jon Friedberg, Pokertrip Enterprises 

Jon Friedberg, Pokertrip Enterprises

Jon Friedberg represents an online gambling industry first- he was the very first online gambling affiliate to become licensed in Nevada which also means he was the first affiliate to receive a license in the United States of America.  As we have learned from Calvin Ayre himself, firsts are rarely lasts and they usually signal trends, so Friedberg is one man to keep your eye on.  Watch this interview and hear about the complex journey to becoming a licensed online gambling affiliate in the Land of the Free.

5) Jan Jones, Ceasars Entertainment 

Jan Jones, Ceasars Entertainment

Its refreshing to hear from women of influence and power in the male dominated gambling industry and Jan Jones is one lady who most certainly fits the bill.  Jones is a big supporter of healthy competition and welcomes the online gambling industry into the United States, so long as its regulated. Jones shares Caesars’ current and future online gambling strategy in the USA and Asia from a land based brand perspective this interview.

4) Frank Fahrenkopf, The American Gaming Association

Frank Fahrenkopf, The American Gaming Association
Frank Fahrenkopf is famous for his work at the American Gaming Association and their efforts to facilitate the passing of a federal bill to regulate online poker in the United States.  Anytime is in the same vicinity as Fahrenkopf we grab him for a few words on the progress of regulation in the USA – this is our latest interview with one of the most educated and experienced executives we know, filmed at G2E Las Vegas.

3) Sam Trickett, Poker Pro

Sam Trickett, Poker Pro
“Tricky”, the former plumber and football player, has made a nice little career for himself out of dominating the game of poker in the UK and beyond.  Trickett is the most successful tournament poker player in European History and he is only 26!  You can hear his whole story in this interview, filmed right at his home in Retford, Nottinghamshire.

2) Andrew McIver, SportingBet 

Andrew McIver, SportingBet PLC
There’s nothing like a good, solid chat with an online gambling industry big wig about their organization and industry hot topics. Andrew McIver is the CEO of SportingBet and was happy to share his thoughts with us during a crisp and concise interview filmed at the Gaming Executive Summit Latin America in Panama City.

1) Phil Hellmuth, Poker Pro

Phil Hellmuth Interview with Tatjana LAPC 2012

What do Julius Caesar, Lady Gaga, race cars, and military uniforms have in common? They were all a part of Phil Hellmuth’s “grand entrances” into the WSOP and WSOPe over the years.  Hellmuth is one of the poker industries most popular personalities and talented poker players and the proof is in the pudding…he’s got the most WSOP bracelets of any player.  Hear from The Poker Brat himself in this exclusive interview hosted by Tatjana Pasalic.


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