Global Gaming hires Betsson’s former head of platform

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Global Gaming has significantly strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Mark Wadsworth to support the company’s recent expansion in Malta.

Wadsworth joins as Director of the Group’s companies in Malta, where he will spearhead two new major development projects.

He joins Global Gaming from Betsson, where he previously held the position of head of platform, working across 25 different casino brands with a team of ten product owners.

The former Betsson employee entered the gaming industry over ten years ago, setting up The Game Factory in Malta where he helped to build its gaming platform from the ground up, using open-source technology and producing over 40 Flash-based games.

Using the same platform, he went on to develop the first ever live in-play lottery product at Contagious Gaming, which sees lottery numbers selected by the time a goal is scored in a football match.

Wadsworth, who started his new role this month, said: “I’m very excited to be joining Global Gaming, a company which places innovation at the heart of its operations.

“We have some special projects in the pipeline which I can’t wait to be involved with, in what is sure to be a very interesting period of growth for the company.”

Stefan Olsson, CEO at Global Gaming, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mark to the team, in what is an exciting time for Global Gaming.

“Mark has a wealth of experience in the industry and a track record of developing innovative and sophisticated gaming platforms. We’re very confident he will become a valuable asset to our team.”

Global Gaming offers B2C and B2B products to the gambling industry, with its bespoke payment solution revolutionising the customer sign-up process.

Its flagship B2C brand Ninja Casino was named Innovative Start-up of the Year at the 2017 EGR Operator Marketing and Innovation Awards, and claimed In-house Innovation of the Year for Global Gaming at the 2017 EGR Nordics Awards.