IGaming

Rey del Valle replaces Richard Santiago as GAN CFO

London-listed GAN Plc, a specialist supplier of online gambling software solutions for the US market, has confirmed the departure of Richard Santiago as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director. Santiago departs GAN executive team to pursue opportunities ‘unrelated to the global gambling sector’. The company has informed that Santiago will be replaced as CFO by Rey del Valle, a seasoned …

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Spelinspektionen strengthens Gibraltar ties with GGD collaboration

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s newly reformed gambling regulatory body, has signed a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) with the Gibraltar Gambling Division (GGD), seeking to cooperate in matters of public policy and further forming common interests. The GGD is a strategic unit of Gibraltar’s Ministry of Commerce, which details guidance on governing the British overseas territory’s vital igaming sector. Moving forward, Spelinspektionen and the GGD will …

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Advertising complaints brought against ‘bad actor’ Svenska Spel

Svenska Spel has been reported to the Swedish Broadcasting Review Board, for allegedly breaching new laws in relation to betting/gambling advertising standards. The broadcast complaint has been filed by Swedish online gambling trade body – Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), who states that Svenska Spel has failed to provide responsible gambling information in relation to its Triss, Keno and Lotto advertising …

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Buzz Bingo appoints ‘customer engagement pro’ Jamie Queen as commercial lead

Buzz Bingo (formerly Gala Leisure) has confirmed the appointment of Jamie Queen, former Thomas Cook Group Marketing Director to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Queen will be tasked with leading a rebranded Buzz Bingo’s commercial operations and enterprise, focusing on enhancing brand development and customer interactions. The executive will join Buzz Bingo’s leadership team this June, …

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Global Gaming confirms exit of CEO Joacim Möller

Stockholm-listed Global Gaming has confirmed that Joacim Möller has resigned as Chief Executive of the company with immediate effect. Issuing a market update, Global Gaming confirms that company director Tobias Fagerlund has been appointed ‘acting CEO’, replacing Möller on a temporary basis. Fagerlund has been a member of the Global Gaming board since 2016. In its update, the operator confirmed …

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Betsson rebrands ‘Oranje & Kroon’ Dutch online casino properties

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has confirmed that it will rebrand its two Dutch-facing online casino properties of Oranje Casino and Kroon Casino. Moving forward, Kroon Casino will operate under its new identity of ‘Casino Winner’, whilst Oranje Casino will be rebranded to ‘Loyal Casino’. Betsson has operated both online casinos since 2014, forming part of its €40 million acquisition of Oranje …

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US lotto disruptor Jackpocket secures Gavin Issacs as corporate advisor

SBTech Isaacs

SBTech Chairman Gavin Issacs, one of global gambling’s leading figureheads has backed New York start-up Jackpocket, an enterprise seeking to revolutionise consumer lottery engagements across all US states. Issacs the former Group Chief Executive & President of Scientific Games (2014-17), will act as a senior advisor to Jackpocket’s board, leadership and investment partners. Founded by tech entrepreneur Peter Sullivan, Jackpocket …

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Nektan sanctions lower priced offload of Respin US asset

London AIM-listed mobile gaming services provider Nektan Plc has offloaded its US-specific mobile casino property ‘Respin’ to private enterprise Alternative Investment Partners, completing a £300,000 cash transaction. Updating the market, Nektan leadership details that it has sold its 57% equity in the US brand, at a lower price than originally anticipated, stating that the firm wishes to halt its ‘stateside …

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BetConstruct granted Isle of Man B2B Software Supplier Licence

Isle of Man

Guided by the SMP eGaming licensing team, BetConstruct has become one of the first software developers to be granted a new Software Supplier Licence from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC). Upon securing the Software Suppliers licence, BetConstruct will have its gaming and betting solutions added to the British Crown Dependency’s GSC game register. As a result, the …

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ECOMMPAY – GATE2025 proves its year-1 capacity beyond expectations

Digital payments solutions provider ECOMMPAY is celebrating a successful year-1 for its GATE2025 tailored payment platform, designed for sports betting and igaming operators Launched ahead of World Cup Russia 2018, ECOMMPAY details that GATE2025 has delivered ‘beyond all expectations’, with the its payment stack being able to processes 1 billion daily transactional requests. The payment platform has been designed to …

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