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ComeOn Group announces their shift to a global Hybrid Office work model as their post Covid People Strategy



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Gaming operator ComeOn Group announces the launch of their new Global Hybrid Office work model as a part of their evolving company culture. A decision based on interviews with employees and the needs of the business, as well as a vision to create a modern and dynamic working environment keeping in line with new emerging trends as a response to the global pandemic.

There is a great journey behind ComeOn Group and after 12 years of operations, ComeOn has grown to over 500 employees with offices in 7 locations. Now, ComeOn Group is entering another exciting period of time where the company is offering their employees not only top-of-the-line and modern Hybrid Office spaces for better collaboration, but also more flexibility as a way to promote better work-life balance.

For the past two years, ComeOn has shown great endurance to the challenges brought on by the pandemic and managed to transition to working remotely, as well as quickly develop new tools to maintain the operations coupled with, developing and maturing the great company culture ComeOn is known for in the industry. To maintain the same level of communication, ComeOn launched Slack for better collaboration across all locations and introduced meeting-free Wednesday mornings, to boost productivity and give employees the thinking time they need. It is during this time that the Hybrid Office model came to be developed by a team of dedicated project managers and HR strategists that has carried out a 360 research to deliver the best possible experience to the whole organisation.

ComeOn’s definition of a Hybrid Work means that employees can decide and be flexible around where their work station should be for the day. The decision to move to a Hybrid set-up was based on in-depth trending office research and employee surveys, which made it clear the need for a new work set-up moving forward.

Juergen Reutter, Chief Executive Officer at ComeOn Group, said ”In the beginning of the year we polled our people on how they prefer to work post pandemic. 91% answered to keep it flexible. So with these figures in hand we are investing in a true, top-notch quality hybrid office setup for our employees to participate in face-to-face collaborative working experiences when they are in our locations.”

ComeOn has their Headquarters in the modern premises of Spinola Park that is located in the heart of St Julians. The office that originally already had a great interior, underwent further refurbishment with a specific Hybrid Office design and interior development to inspire and encourage collaborative work, also adding a whole new social space for employees to meet up, work, or relax. ComeOn have approached a similar strategy globally, specifically in London and Stockholm, where a move to new office spaces have been initiated. In addition to this, ComeOn also launched an global online desk booking system with a handy app for employees to plan their visits seamlessly leading to the best in office experience possible.

Daniela Vella, Chief Operating Officer at ComeOn Group, said Employees are at the center of this decision – During the past 24 months, all of the teams rallied together and made working from home a success. However, one of the common threads was that the offices were an incubator for ideas, brainstorming and generally, just meeting with our awesome colleagues – so this decision was a no-brainer for us!’’

ComeOn offers great benefits globally that include relocation packages, wellness allowance, health insurance, parental leave – to mention a few out of many. The company also put together a more extensive mental health support system to help employees when needed both during the pandemic and as a continuous effort to offer the best support system for the employees. To meet the expectations of the new way of working, ComeOn also rolled out a new Hybrid Office allowance to help kick-start employees who would like to set up a home office, which is thought to help with the overall wellbeing. As a response to slightly more complicated travel conditions coupled with the fact that ComeOn Group employees are from over 50 nationalities, the Group is also offering their employees 8 weeks working from another location that can be combined with annual leave so a healthier work environment can be fostered.

The roll out of Hybrid Office has been a great success and the company reports that the number of employees deciding to work from the office has reached an all time high post pandemic. ComeOn always has people at the heart of their business and will continue to work on new and exciting people strategies to retain the great talent they have and also attract new prospects. As published a few weeks back, ComeOn has recently been awarded the title “Great Place to Work” by International Gaming Awards 2021 – which is a great recognition for all the hard work that has been put in by all employees across all locations.

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Strive Gaming, the award-winning real money gaming platform provider for North America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Smith as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With an illustrious career spanning over two decades in the gaming industry, Smith brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Strive.

Smith’s impressive career includes significant leadership roles at William Hill, Rank Group, Flutter Entertainment (owners of FanDuel) and Game Play Network. He has been instrumental in the technical development and growth of these businesses, each at varying levels of maturity and size.

At Rank Group, one of the UK’s leading land-based casino and bingo businesses, Smith oversaw the company-wide expansion of their Player Account Management (PAM) and Omni-Channel experience, demonstrating his ability to drive innovation and scalability within complex environments. This experience is extremely valid to tribal and commercial casinos alike who are figuring out how to create an ideal connection between land based and digital experiences.

With additional experience across Class III and Class II gaming, and a deep understanding of US regulatory and technical complexities, Smith brings a unique perspective to Strive Gaming. Known for his hands-on approach to technical leadership, Smith is committed to driving innovation and excellence within the organization.

“I’m thrilled to join the talented team at Strive Gaming,” said Smith. “Having worked with their PAM product from a customer perspective, I have firsthand experience of its quality and potential. I am confident that together, we can further evolve the company and achieve our vision of becoming the number one PAM provider in North America.”

Smith’s appointment underscores Strive Gaming’s commitment to fostering innovation and delivering cutting-edge solutions to its clients. His vast experience and proven track record make him an invaluable addition to the leadership team.

“We are delighted to welcome Ian Smith to Strive Gaming as our new CTO,” said Max Meltzer, CEO of Strive Gaming. “Ian has rare characteristics; exceptional hands-on skill, experience and yet a sense of calm, humility and above all a desire to help talent around him flourish. This coupled with his extensive industry experience in the gaming industry make him the right person to lead our technical initiatives and helping the business achieve its goals”


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Star Sports sponsors new trainer Brian Toomey’s yard



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Former jockey who was pronounced dead for six seconds after a fall in 2013 has embarked on a new training career with some high-profile owners 

Star Sports is the new sponsor of Brian Toomey’s yard in Buckinghamshire.

The 34-year-old, who was forced to retire as a jockey after a horrific fall at Perth in 2013 which almost claimed his life, has embarked on his first full season as a trainer, based at Bowstridge Farm in Chalfont St Giles.

After being granted his trainer’s licence in October, he has already secured some high-profile owners, including Amo Racing, Clipper Logistics, Jimmy Fyffe and Jeff Smith. Harry Redknapp provided him with his first winner when Wake Up Harry won at Kempton on 20th December.

Toomey joins leading jockey Harry Skelton and recently retired legendary rider Davy Russell in Star Sports’ stable of racing ambassadors. He will provide regular updates on the yard’s runners, his views on the biggest races and meetings during the Flat season, and video content looking back at his career as a jockey, his recovery from the fall and life as a new trainer.

“Becoming a trainer has been a dream for a long time,” said Toomey. “My story is an unusual one and I know how lucky I am to be here.

“I’m hugely grateful to all the owners who have supported me at such an early stage of my career, my landlord at Bowstridge Farm as it’s such a brilliant place to train and now to my new sponsors, Star Sports.

“I’m looking forward to telling my story as a new trainer and updating Star Sports’ customers on our runners, as well as my views on the big races and issues in the industry.”

Luke Tarr, Head of PR at Star Sports, said: “Brian’s story is truly inspirational. To achieve what he has, both in his recovery from such a serious head injury and in his determined pursuit of a trainer’s licence, shows exactly what he is made of, and we are delighted to sponsor the yard.

“He has already attracted some massive owners and we’re excited to produce some top-quality content with Brian at the beginning of what we’re sure will be a very successful training career.”



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 Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: INSE) a leading B2B provider of gaming content, systems, and solutions is thrilled to announce its latest slot game, Spin 2 Riches™, now available the UK B3/LBO market. Offering players an unparalleled gaming experience filled with mystery symbols and Fortune Spins. Spin 2 Riches invites players to embark on a thrilling adventure where every spin brings the promise of untold riches.

In Spin 2 Riches, players can activate the Mystery symbol by playing at the max stake of £2. Watch in anticipation as the Mystery symbol appears, revealing a random symbol that could pave the way for even more significant wins. But the excitement doesn’t end there – prepare to be captivated by Fortune Spins. Land three Fortune Spin symbols on the centre win line to unlock Fortune Spins across four-reel sets, offering an alternative to the base game and presenting players with two thrilling options: 1 in 10 or 1 in 20 chances to win big.

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