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Quickspin announces appointment of Erik Gullstrand as leading CPO

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Promotion reflects Quickspin’s dedication to developing its internal talent.

 

Swedish slots supplier Quickspin, a Playtech Group company, has announced the promotion of Erik Gullstrand to leading Chief Product Officer.

Gullstrand, who will be tasked with overseeing the formulation and execution of Quickspin’s product strategy in 2019 and the years to come, will be based at the company’s head office in Stockholm, Sweden.

Having been at the company since 2012, he brings a wealth of experience to his leading position, previously serving as Head of Development, Head of Account management as well as VP of Business Development. He holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Among Erik’s many responsibilities for his role, he will be tasked with continuing to diversify Quickspin’s portfolio even further, the execution of its innovative promotional tools, and with continued expansion into new markets.

Daniel Lindberg, CEO of Quickspin said: “We are delighted to announce the promotion of Erik to leading CPO at Quickspin. He’s an invaluable asset and has been dedicated to building the company into what it has become today since our founding.

“We have very exciting plans for 2019 and are confident that Erik is the ideal person to execute that strategy.”

Gullstrand’s promotion reflects Quickspin’s dedication to developing its internal talent. Commenting on his appointment, Gullstrand said: I am excited by this new challenge. Having been at Quickspin since its founding days, I see this appointment as testament to all of the hard work myself and my fellow Quickspinners have put into building the company into the leading slots specialist it has now become.”

Quickspin was founded in 2011 and has quickly established itself as a leading development studio for real money and social casino gaming. Now licensed in multiple jurisdictions, its award-winning content has seen the company sign agreements with a long list of leading operators. It was acquired by Playtech in March 2016.

 

About Quickspin:
Quickspin  is a Swedish game studio developing innovative video slots for real money online gambling and free to play social markets. The aim of our 90-strong team of gaming industry veterans is to cause a market-changing shift in quality and innovation by creating the kind of games that we as players would love to play. Quickspin games are integrated with our customers’ casino through our own platform which includes ground breaking promotional tools to help attract and retain players.

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Playzido Signs Distribution Deal With Playtech

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Playzido has entered into a distribution deal with Playtech. The deal will enable Playzido to deliver games through the Playtech Games Marketplace.

“Playzido is hugely proud to be working in partnership with Playtech, undeniably one of the world’s leading online gaming brands. The deal will accelerate our reach into strategic key markets and will enable us to distribute our innovative portfolio of games to new audiences. We look forward to a building a long and successful relationship together,” Stuart Banks, Managing Director of Playzido, said.

“We’re delighted to welcome Playzido to the Playtech Games Marketplace. Playzido offers an extensive and innovative games range that will add a further point of differentiation to our platform, and which we know can appeal to licensees and their players in several key markets. This agreement will enable Playtech to further enhance the selection offered via Marketplace and allow Playzido to reach a whole new audience in regulated markets internationally,” James Frendo, Director of Casino at Playtech, said.

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Playtech Launches Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw

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Gambling technology company Playtech has launched its new game “Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw.” This bouncing ball game is based on the iconic TV gameshow, Deal or No Deal.

“We’re delighted to be bringing the excitement of one of TV’s most enduring formats to Live. With the addition of the mini draw side game, allowing players to buy multiple tickets with up 6 points of decision making during the game, whether it be to buy more balls or take the bankers offer, Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw brings the player a new level of engagement and strategical involvement. For many players, Live play is as much about the experience as it is about gambling, and we’ve seen a growing trend towards gameshow-style formats – which is why we’re so confident Live Deal or No Deal will definitely be a big draw,” Edo Haitin, MD of Playtech Live Casino, said.

“We’re thrilled to be extending our partnership with Playtech through the launch of Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw. The in-studio presentation is fantastic and, with the combination of a proven format and innovative elements such as the mini draw, we believe it offers something genuinely unique and entertaining for Live players which aligns with the brand,” Lex Scott, Head of Business Development for Banijay Brands, said.

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888 Holdings Names Jonathan Mendelsohn as its New Chairman

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Online gambling firm 888 Holdings has named British lobbyist Jonathan Mendelsohn as its next chairman, replacing former chief executive and current chair Brian Mattingley. Mendelsohn will take over the role after Mattingley’s departure at the next annual general meeting in May 2021.

The FTSE-250 firm appointed Mendelsohn as its non-executive director as well, 888 Holdings said, adding that he also joined the board’s remuneration and audit committee.

Mendelsohn is having more than 20 years of industry experience. He previously co-founded Oakvale Capital, which is a leading M&A and strategic advisory boutique focusing on the gaming, gambling and sports sectors.

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