GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 44 - July 2019

Howmuch time do you devote to social networking for your site? Social network- ing is a double-edged sword, and for me it’s too much time to invest for too little return. It has its own codes, and creating content on their platforms when you can lose your account for any reason is a no-go for me. I think it must be used more for PR and branding, or running campaigns about special events. What’s the most difficult thing about running your site? Maintenance of casino data is the worst thing to do. It’s a full-time job, and not particularly enjoyable. Also deal- ing with bad bots, bad affiliates, hacking, site scraping, DDOS attacks on multiple IPs... What’s the best thing about running your site? First, having full liberty to do what I want, even if it comes at a cost. Being able to manage my time around my family is a real advantage as well. Then, I love when sites get traction: It’s very satisfying to see people spending time on your site, using your features and interacting with you. For example, it really makes my day when I receive this kind of testimonial for a newsletter anniversary: “Thanks for the opportunity to brag on ya! You’re great, you really are the best! And always here for me, even when I’m at my worst! Thanks for all the tips and challenges, and giving me something always to look forward to! And my husband thanks you too, he says now when I’m frustrated I’m looking for casino deals instead of yelling at him!! So thanks for all you do for us online gamblers with or without money you keep giving!”… That’s so fun. What do you do to stay in shape – both physically and mentally? Now that my health problems are behind me, I am able to do sports nearly like before with no real constraints. I love to do fast walks (trekking) in nature and favor steep tracks. Then I do short sprints in between walking on level ground. It’s something I love. I also do CrossFit exercises, and in between combat sports and CrossFit I do kettlebells, some heavyweight lifting, combat moves and working on articulations with strong elastic bands. Mentally, I like to be alone with myself in calm, then listen to music. Music has a powerful effect on human emotions. What did you dream of doing, both professionally and personally, when you were a kid? When younger I wanted to be an astronaut, space was (and is still) fascinating to me. Then later I wanted to be a fighter pilot; I was really fascinat- ed about that, then later I dreamed of becoming a professional racing driver. Jobs with high adrenaline. One day I got the chance to drive in powerful cars on a real Formula 1 track – I have driven the full track – it was like a dream come true! The best part of this day was when the car brakes took too much heat to the point they were near failure and I was like 150 mph before an important 140° turn and wasn’t able to reduce the speed well, and the co-pilot with me was like, “Hey, when at the turn give everything you have to turn the car, whatever the speed.” The turn was nearly catastrophic, and I got so much adrenaline! It was one of the most amazing moments of my life. Those pro- fessional racing drivers have an amazing job. I’ve also had the honor to be in a car driven by Bruno Spengler, a professional racing driver champion. It was fantastic to discuss his job and racing dynamics with him while having him driving like mad. He has so much talent; before each turn I thought the car would not make it! We are a lot of people competing for the same pie : If you create a blandcopyof existing websites , there are lots of chances that you won’t breakeven –unless youhavemoremoney than your first three competitors in your segment! 55 G P W A t i m e s . o r g Cedric Amadei | Maxfalcon