The Big Betting Balagan podcast talks about all things slots in its latest episode joined by experts in the field’s Rhys Owen and Andrew Porter from

What is it?

The session looks at the innovation process, new legislative actions as well as the impact of consolidation and regulation on the slots industry.

The trio also sat down to discuss a round up of latest news, including updates on regulation in Florida, a change in the workforce at Kambi and William Hill’s non-US business. In addition, the three speakers offered their analysis of a recent study into the use of cryptocurrencies in the gambling space before highlighting some news on Casinocoin.

Who is it?

Dan Phillips, Co-Host of The Big Betting Balagan

Lee Richardson, Co-Host of The Big Betting Balagan

Vigne Kozacek, Co-Host of The Big Betting Balagan

Rhys Owen, Founder & Director of

Andrew Porter, CEO & Founder of

What is being said?

As are currently submitting their US licence application, they have started speaking to US operators. Porter believes the online market has been ‘held back’ due to the regulations: “The focus in the casino and the land-based market is quite different because it is very much a tourist-based market where you are trying to grab people who come there for more of a tourist experience and try to get them playing slots with big flashy features and big cabernets and so on.

“Whereas in the online space, you’re delivering something to players who actually enjoy the gambling experience and enjoy different things. 

“I think good content works everywhere, and certainly from my days as Content Director in PlayTech, you can see a good game in a certain market will work in pretty much all markets.” 

Why should I watch it?

To learn more about how slots are evolving, its innovation processes and how brands are entering into new markets.

Where can I see more?

Source: The Big Betting Balagan YouTube Channel

The Big Betting Balagan: US online slots ‘held back’ due to regulation