iGB launches the World Series of Politics podcast

A new iGB podcast series featuring two of the foremost regulatory affairs pros aims to offer exclusive insights on the work that goes into passing gambling legislation around the world.


Featuring Brendan Bussmann of B Global and Brandt Iden of Sportradar, the series will kick off with a discussion on Massachusetts’ buzzer-beating sports betting consensus.

In future episodes, the World Series of Politics will move across the globe, taking in developments from US states before jetting off to key markets such as Brazil, Thailand, and Great Britain.


Brendan Bussmann, founding partner at B Global Advisors, has an expansive background in government affairs, communications, crisis management, strategy and business development across the gaming, sport, and hospitality sectors.

He has played a leading role in smoothing the progress of legislative and regulatory developments and led licensing processes for some of the industry’s biggest operators, as well as working on multi-billion dollar integrated resort developments.

Brand Iden, meanwhile, is the architect of the Lawful Internet Gaming Act during his tenure as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in Michigan, which brought online gaming, sports betting, advanced deposit wagering and fantasy sports contests to the Spartan State.

The winner of the American Gambling Awards Golden Eagle 2020 Legislator of the Year award, he has since moved to sports data giant Sportradar, where he serves as head of government affairs, US.

“Brendan and Brandt regularly amaze me with the depth of their knowledge and breadth of their connections across the industry, and we are delighted to have them join us regularly to give iGB’s audience the inside track on what really happens behind the scenes of legislatures around the world,” said Clarion Gaming head of B2B content Robin Harrison.

“We’re looking to take the mystique out of the regulatory process with the World Series of Politics, and it’s an honour to be able to do it with such an incredible duo."

Listen to the podcast here.