What Was Discussed in Soft2Bet’s Interview with Haushalter
The early part of the interview focuses on Haushalter and it becomes abundantly clear how passionate he is about the iGaming industry when he declares “I love gaming!”. He explains how he would start inventing casino games at the tender age of 10 years old. He grew up with a love of casino games and casinos themselves. He earned a Master’s Degree in Casino Management and previously worked as a dealer and in the lobbies of land-based casinos.
The conversation quickly moved to the iGaming industry, with Haushalter asked about the industry trends in 2022. Haushalter, who has worked at Evolution for six years, claimed the current trend is regional expansions in countries such as the US, Canada, India, and South Africa, and in markets such as Latin America. He says that the latter is particularly exciting at the moment.
As for trends in terms of the gaming side, he explains that the live vertical continues to blossom as people these days want video. Whether it is social media such as TikTok or Twitter, people use and view videos a lot more. He suggests that is one of the reasons why the live vertical continues to grow. He also acknowledges that this is only possible as bandwidth speeds continue to increase around the world.
Nearer the end of the interview, Haushalter is asked about the process of developing new live titles. After speaking about how it all starts from an idea, Haushalter explains that it takes 11 months on average to develop a new title. He is also quizzed on his personal favourite games and asked to list his top three. He starts with Crazy Time and Lightning Roulette before choosing NetEnt’s Starburst slot as his third favourite. Of course, Evolution also owns slot brands such as NetEnt, Red Tiger Gaming, Big Time Gaming, and NoLimit City.
The conversation then turns to the relationship between Soft2bet and Evolution and how he views the rapid rise of the aggregation platform. That is before the two thank each other and Haushalter is invited to attend Soft2Bet’s 6th birthday celebrations in Cyprus. He accepts, as who wouldn’t?