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Bragg Gaming announces major restructure of board of directors

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Gaming veterans Jim Ryan, Akshay Kumar and Paul Pathak join Bragg board

 

Bragg Gaming Group has today 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 bwin.party 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.

Dominic Mansour, CEO of Bragg, said: “We’re delighted that Jim, Paul and Akshay have agreed to join the board.

“We’re very focused on our objective of developing into a global gaming force, and we need a board with the skills to support that growth. Jim and Akshay both bring extensive gaming industry experience to the team, and Paul’s expertise in M&A will be instrumental to our growth plan.

Jim Ryan said: “I’m pleased to join Bragg in this exciting growth phase. With an experienced gaming industry leader like Dominic at the helm of a new management team, and the unlimited potential of the group’s three main properties; Oryx Gaming, GiveMeSport and GiveMeBet, I’m confident that Bragg will continue its upward trajectory.”

Paul Pathak, name partner at Chitiz Pathak LLP, is an established securities and investment industry lawyer. He primarily practices in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers, acquisitions and commercial law, and currently serves as a director of JPJ Group PLC, the Intertain Group Limited and Wayland Group.

Akshay Kumar was appointed CFO of Bragg Gaming in December 2018, and previously held financial leadership roles at several other gaming operations including NetPlay, Betsson and Sporting Index.

 

About Bragg Gaming:

Bragg Gaming Group is a next generation gaming group, formed by a group of gaming industry veterans. Built on the foundation of the recently acquired Oryx, a turnkey gaming solution provider in a significant growth stage, Bragg focuses on the newly emerging area of legalised U.S. sports betting and the burgeoning e-sports industry, paving the way to become a global leader in the new gaming frontier.

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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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