This is the first post in what is to be an adventurous and very busy six months.
Modern Gaming Systems is a new company that I have formed after no longer being an employee of Typhoon Gaming. We still remain close, I am marketing Typhoon after all, however I am independent and looking to find new clients and opportunities in the global wagering business.
From Al Swearengen in the late, great Deadwood came the saying "Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh", however in startup businesses it can be an effective marketing tool when secrecy would only serve itself. So I guess what I'm saying is that when it comes to new firms I'm much closer to the Jason Freedman way of thinking rather than the Steve Jobs school of thought. I want to use this blog to build an audience over the coming months to show how our products and services evolve and how people interact with us. And to do that as a company, well, you're going to have to give stealth mode a miss. Plus, I'm really excited about all of this and want to share the news as it emerges. Keeping potential clients and investors ignorant of your plans doesn't seem much of a business plan to me.
So my intentions here over the next six months are primarily to get BANDWAGON up and out of the lab as well as promoting Typhoon as a vehicle for new Parimutuel bet types. I believe that both of these goals represent clear gaps in the global wagering market. For example, apart from ATG's V bets over the last 15 years or so there has been (arguably) little innovation in terms of getting genuinely new bet types out into the market. And secondly, since WAGERplayer left the market, there just isn't a decent middleweight sportsbook platform available anymore. There's a small one and a big one but one hell of a jump in between them.
So that's pretty much the plan. Though I am keeping a few surprises up my sleeve to keep everyone on their toes.
Interested in hearing more? Drop me a line.