GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 50 - August 2021

Daniil Rebruno v What are some of your hobbies? I have one big hobby and that’s music. I’m teaching myself to play the piano and I make beats. Most of the time I produce trap/rap and lofi (hip-hop) beats, but I try to figure out how orchestral music works as well. Maybe you will see me composing background music for some slots one day, who knows? (Laughs). What’s the most impactful book you have read? Shame on me, but I’m not that much of a reader. My mother always blames me for it. Last two books that hooked me are The Picture of Dorian Grey fromOscar Wilde and a book about Taiwanese Buddhism, but I’m not done yet, so I’m still waiting for the impact. What’s your favorite movie? Don’t have one. I’m more into series than movies and I’ve been a big anime fan since my childhood. My favorite series could be Games of Thrones , if there wasn’t that catastrophic last season. If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be? Tupac, Rumiko Takahashi and Scott Storch. The main markets for Konung Partners right now are Norway and Australia, as well as Canada and Germany, and a few other DACH countries. How do these markets differ? Is there a plan to venture into other markets anytime soon? It’s important to focus on the main values for each region that we offer. For example, we have Interac as payment method for Canada, and that could be a key point for deciding to deposit. Furthermore, Canadian players are very much into cryptocurrency. It makes sense to mention that we offer payment in cryptocurrency. We have even instructions for usage of crypto to simplify the process. DACH players really like to use online banking, so it’s good suggest direct banking or cash-to-code, which is similar to Paysafe Card, and that’s also very popular here. I try to lead the player as good as possible, so there are less distractions. There are some other markets we’re interested in, like Poland, Vietnam, Japan and some African countries, but the realization of these plans are just future ideas. We have no ambitions to lay out the conditions for venturing into another big market right now. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you both professionally and personally? To be honest, the pandemic didn’t affect me that much, in professional or personal way. My profession was online all the time and even before the pandemic I had the opportunity to work at home. Most of my hobbies I do at home anyway and the fact that I couldn’t go to clubs, get horribly drunk and regret it the next day is more of a blessing for me. But, of course, I know that I’m extremely lucky to have an environment that is quite unaffected by COVID-19 and I still hope that it will end soon so the people that don’t have the opportunity to work online can work again and don’t suffer. Tell us about your typical work day. I get up, drink a cup of coffee and start checking emails. Then I look for potential partners the whole day. When I’m not looking for partners, I check statistics for current partners, evaluate them and think how I can optimize existing partnerships. I’m still involved in creating promotions, and mail- ers and translations sometimes, but that’s sponta- neous and I don’t have a schedule for that. All in all, nothing exotic (Laughs). 6 3 g p w a t i m e s . o r g