industry who brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and a demonstrable track record of operational success.

 Bit8, to join Helio Gaming but will maintain the position of managing director at his successful 

Richard Mifsud, CEO at Helio Gaming, said: “The addition of Keith will play a major role in helping us achieve our growth targets and be an important member of the team for many years to come.”

OKTO appoints Simon Dorsen

to lead gaming division OKTO Group, the financial technology provider specialising in innovative digital payment and player engagement applications, has appointed Simon Dorsen as Director of Gaming to consolidate its presence and drive its growth in the gaming industry.

Dorsen’s appointment brings a wealth of industry knowledge to OKTO after 16 years in both the gaming and payment sectors. He previously held senior roles with Trustly, GTECH and IGT, where he established the company’s first omni-channel sales team, and has a strong background in commercial development, strategy and project management.

Filippos Antonopoulos, Co-Founder of OKTO said: “We have been tailoring our market-leading payments and financial ecosystem to the gaming industry to provide a full-service payments and fintech model. Simon’s proven ability across a wide range of well-known gaming suppliers and operators, as well as his deep understanding of the technology behind it, makes him a perfect fit”

Digitain appoints Simon Westbury as Head of International Business Development

 sports betting and casino platform provider Digitain has announced its appointment of Simon Westbury as Head of

International Business Development. Westbury is set to spearhead the company’s ambitious plans for strategic expansion across multiple markets.

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise, having worked at numerous leading gaming companies. He most recent   customer base, strengthening relationships with partners and elevating the brand to become a stand-alone leading supplier within the virtual sports space.

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Microgaming’s premium games now available on BGO platform


icrogaming’s renowned content, including a wide selection of its most popular casino games, has now gone live through BGO Entertainment Ltd., an Alderney-licensed operator. BGO has considerable industry experience, and its key objective is to bring to market the best casino and bingo products under one brand, delivering an exceptional player experience.

Founded in 2012, the Guernsey-based operator boasts a number of popular brands,  and, with a well-established presence in regulated European markets. Through its innovative product offering, the company has quickly grown to be a dynamic and successful operator in the gaming industry. BGO now has access to an extensive selection of Microgaming’s diverse portfolio of content. The tailored software solution will provide BGO players with the opportunity to

enjoy some of the software supplier’s most entertaining casino games, providing a thoroughly engaging gaming experience. Andy Dymock, Product Director at BGO, said: “Expanding our offering to include Microgaming’s impressive portfolio of content demonstrates our commitment to providing our players with the greatest gaming experiences across our multiple skins. We are always looking to add top new content and are pleased to partner with such a reputable supplier of casino games which we know will resonate well with the BGO database.”

More companies interested in Dutch online licences


he gambling authority from the Netherlands, Kansspelautoriteit

(KSA), has reported that it  from companies interested in submitting an application to offer online gambling services in the country. On Monday, June 17, the number of companies interested in an online gambling licence for the Dutch market was 79. By Thursday, June 20, the number of companies increased to 125, and just one day later it rose to 183. More than half of the companies (89) are foreign, while 83 already have an online gambling licence in another country. Moreover, 74 of them already offer physical games of chance. Despite the high number of companies that are interested in licences, the KSA said that

not all of them will receive a permit, as strict requirements have been set. Applicants are tested for reliability and  requirements and other conditions that include addiction prevention. Current regulations, adopted on February 19, 2019, establish that it is not possible to apply for a licence to offer online games of chance, though online gambling is legalised. The new law is set to change this.

The Ministry of Justice and Security is currently drafting the law into so-called lower regulations. When that  gambling regulator can start setting permit conditions. If the Netherlands manages to process permit applications from July 1, 2020, there is a big chance that the online gambling market can be fully

 2021, René Jansen, chairman of the regulator said.

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