Soft2Bet Interviews Evolution’s Todd Haushalter

Soft2Bet interviews Evolution’s Todd Haushalter – Topics include industry trends, favourite games, markets, childhood, and more! (Image from soft2bet.com)

Evolution is the iGaming industry’s premier live casino developer and is renowned for creating innovative, entertaining, and aesthetically pleasing live casino games. However, have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of one of the firm’s most senior figures? Well, now you can as Soft2Bet, a leading aggregation platform and partner of Evolution, caught up with Todd Haushalter at the Ice London 2022 exhibition earlier this year.

Many of you may recognise Haushalter from his appearance at the Evolution online event earlier this year that told us what to expect from the company’s brands in 2022. He is Evolution’s Chief Product Officer and one of the people responsible for developing award-winning titles such as Crazy Time and Lightning Roulette.

Haushalter agreed to do a video interview with Soft2Bet’s Director of PR at the exhibition. In that interview, Haushalter answers questions about himself, Evolution, and the trends in the iGaming industry in 2022. He also agrees to help celebrate Soft2Bet’s 6th anniversary by attending the firms get together in Cyprus. The latter sounds like it will be some party for an aggregation platform that has grown rapidly since launching those six short years ago.

The video itself is just 15 minutes long, so if you do get a chance to watch it yourself, we strongly suggest you do. Haushalter comes across as an excited child when he talks about his passion for iGaming and developing new titles.

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?

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