Fredrik Elmqvist: Other side of the coin
Slots veteran Fredrik Elmqvist is turning his luck to the mad bad world of sports betting – but will it work?
Elmqvist is well-deserving of his reputation as the king of slots.
But – more than 10 years on from his epoch-making launch of Yggdrasil – the Stockholm native is turning his luck to the decidedly different proposition of sports betting in his latest project ParlayBay, which seeks to make its name as the new champions of micro betting.
The Swedish entrepreneur certainly has a nose for where the action is, describing it a “pretty interesting” time to be setting out on a venture such as this.
Elmqvist describes a US sports betting landscape that is shifting into a new, subtler gear following the marketing wars that characterised the earlier days of the PASPA repeal.
“For a few years there’s been a shift into sports betting – and you see in the United States rollout both the need for new products and to keep the marketing costs down, as well as still get new players coming ..