“We consider Latin America to be the next big thing in poker”

Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO at EvenBet Gaming.
Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO at EvenBet Gaming.

Exclusive interview.- EvenBet Gaming’s CEO Dmitry Starostenkov drops in to chat with Focus Gaming News about all things poker, particularly the developer’s foray in Latin America.

EvenBet’s software first went live back in 2006. It came through the infamous Black Friday of 2011, invested heavily and bounced back with the “second rise” of online poker in emerging markets from 2016 onwards.

CEO Dmitry Starostenkov spoke in an interview with the Focus Gaming News YouTube channel about how the company has continually developed and improved its platform from one simple platform to omni-channel while expanding into new markets.

“We quickly realised that our market position should be innovative with fast turnaround quickly adopting new games and gestures to compete with the industry leaders,” he said.

Now the company is focusing on diversifying player experience with its system, which offers more than 30 poker games, integrated slots and an increasing array of advanced promotional modes.

 “The poker vertical and casino were a lifesaver for many sports betting operators.”

Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO at EvenBet Gaming.

Starostenkov noted the surge in interest in online poker during lockdown and believes it’s here to stay.

“Since lockdown our partners have experienced a rise of two or three times their revenues in different jurisdictions,” he said.

“I’m sure the poker vertical will retain this growth because we’re in the middle of the second rise of poker. The pandemic just accelerated this rise.”

“We consider Latin America to be the next big thing in the poker world.”

Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO at EvenBet Gaming.

Starostenkov says that EvenBet is not ruling out EU markets, but says it needs to be selective and inventive there. It’s main target is Latin America.

Speaking about the launch of its own network in the region, he said: “The first six months have been overwhelming, launching one or two skins a month.

“The operators are demanding poker because of the feedback they’re getting from their players. People in Latin America learn how to play poker, they love it and they’re demanding it from operators.”

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