Realistic Games agrees Mansion deal S

lot and table games supplier Realistic Games has signed an agreement with Mansion that will see its titles go live on the operator’s brands.,, and will all have access to the Reading-based provider’s slots and instant win games via the Playtech Open Platform.

Player favourites, including Tutankhamun Deluxe, Super Graphics Upside Down, and Hot Cross Bunnies, will be available to

players, alongside its latest releases, such as Spin Dizzy, Shuffle Bots, and Fortune 5. Robert Lee, Realistic Games’ commercial  operator and we’re delighted to be distributing our games across its brands. Our games continue to perform across casino and bingo sites alike and adding Mansion to our growing  Lee was recently recognised at this month’s ICE 2019 conference when he picked up a

Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 award for his contribution to the supplier’s recent growth.


ComeOn recruits Hampus Eriksson as CPO (Chief Product 

Hampus joins ComeOn from game supplier NetEnt, where he worked as Director of Product & Services. Hampus has an extensive background with solid experience from both marketing and

product-related managerial roles in the iGaming industry.

“I have followed ComeOn’s journey for several years and am impressed with how well they have succeeded with their brands in highly competitive markets. At the same time, I perceive great potential and major development opportunities on the product side, so it will be very exciting to be part of ComeOn’s continued success,” said Eriksson.

SIS appoints Kinna Patel as

Head of Software Delivery SIS (Sports Information Services) has appointed Kinna Patel as its new Head of Software Delivery. Patel has 25 years’ experience working for organisations across the globe, specialising in .NET

development, as well as project, programme and team management.

She previously worked for Ladbrokes as the operator’s Senior Delivery Manager, responsible for an internationally dispersed development team and overseeing its sportsbook delivery into multiple jurisdictions. Kinna joins SIS from car rental company Enterprise Rent-A-Car, where she held the position of Agile Project Manager for its European online booking system. Previously, she worked for payment systems company Vocalink, as well as RCI Banque and IT software and services company 1E.

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888 promotes Naama Kushnir to COO role

888 Holdings has promoted senior vice president and head of human resources Naama Kushnir to the role of chief  on the role to replace Itai Pazner, who was named chief executive

of the operator in January 2019.

As COO, she will be tasked with developing and implementing internal processes to improve 888’s business functions, reporting directly to Pazner. Kushnir will also lead the post merger integration strategies following the acquisitions of JPJ Group’s Mandalay bingo assets and sportsbook operator BetBright, in February and March respectively.

She has worked for 888 for more than 11 years, serving as senior vice president for human resources since September 2016. She previously  Smith Freehills.

Red Rake Gaming adds Iain Sims to its growing Maltese based team

Red Rake Gaming has welcomed industry veteran Iain Sims to its Maltese located team. Mr. Sims will take the Head of Compliance supplier’s role and will oversee current company’s compliance

processes, and regulatory implications in the entering of new regulated markets.  the Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish and Romanian jurisdictions, while it also holds B2B licenses granted by the MGA and the UKGC. Red Rake’s goal is to wider its global footprint even more to satisfy its clients’ need and to be a leading provider in the more prominent regulated markets.

Iain Sims is joining Red Rake Gaming after a 12 years-long career in the online gaming industry, working with the Technical Compliance team at LeoVegas his latest role.

Bragg Gaming announces major restructure of board of directors

Bragg Gaming Group has announced the appointment of gaming industry veteran Jim Ryan and securities lawyer Paul Pathak to its board of directors, alongside Bragg CFO Akshay Kumar.

Jim Ryan is a highly experienced online gaming executive and is currently the CEO of Pala Interactive. He has held leadership roles at a number of established online gaming companies, and was previously the co-CEO of digital entertainment. He has also held senior positions at PartyGaming, St. Minver and Excapsa Software (CEO), and Cryptologic Software (CFO). Ryan also currently holds board roles at JPJ Group, Gaming Realms, Pala Interactive and Fralis. Bragg Gaming Group consists of turnkey solutions provider Oryx Gaming, sports- focused media group GiveMeSport, and online sports betting and casino brand GiveMeBet.

XLMedia appoints Shaun O’Neill as Head of Sales

XLMedia, a provider of digital performance marketing, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun O’Neill as the Company’s new Head of Sales. Shaun will be responsible for the

development and growth of XLMedia’s gambling activities.

Shaun joins XLMedia from Kindred Group, where he acted as the company’s Head of   Marketing for iGame Ltd which was later acquired by the Kindred Group. iGame Ltd was one of the leading online gaming companies in Scandinavia, hosting such websites as iGame. com and Casinohuone. Shaun has also held similar positions at Nordic Gaming Group, Playsafe Holdings and GX Magazine.

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