This week in B2B news (5 January)

All of the latest news from the supplier side of the industry, including updates from Betby, Wizard Games and Pariplay  

Betby looks to gain ground in Latin America with Fun88 deal

Betby has struck a partnership with Fun88 as it expands further into Latin America.

The operator will now have access to the sports betting provider’s official data feeds, advanced suite of APIs and technology.

Chris Nikolopoulos, Betby COO, said: “With an experienced leadership team, and an ambitious growth strategy, Fun88 has all the ingredients Betby looks for in an operator.”

A Fun88 spokesperson added: “We are excited about our partnership with Betby and look forward to bringing our passion and expertise for sports and betting to the Latin American market.”

iGP names ex-Betsson Group head as CPO

IGP has appointed Dirk Camilleri as its new chief product officer.

Camilleri most recently held the position of vice-president of product at Pariplay and previously spent time with Global Gaming Group as head of casino and Betsson Group as platform product owner of gaming.

Giovanni Paticchio, iGP CEO, said: “With the products we have today and with Dirk’s help, the product we plan to launch next year puts iGP in a great position to deliver even more value to our clients and entertainment to their customers.”

Camilleri added: “I could not be more excited to play a key part in the delivery of these top-quality products and services. I am looking forward to be part of our exciting growth story.”

Wizard Games appoints Dimitar Panteleev as new director of games technology

Dimitar Panteleev has been hired as Wizard Games’ new director of games technology.

Pantaleev was previously The Better Platform’s CTO and in his new role with Wizard Games he will be tasked with pushing the company forward in its research and rolling out of new technology.

Benedict McDonagh, Wizard Games managing director, said: “We’re continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of slot creation in 2024, and Dimitar will be a driving force behind this development.”

Panteleev added: “Wizard Games had some of the industry’s best and most exciting releases in 2023, so I’m honoured to be contributing to its journey as director of games technology.

Altenar agrees partnership with Bulgarian operator

Altenar has penned a deal with Magic Bet that will  see it supply the operator with its products.

The Bulgarian operator will be able to use the sportsbook and software supplier’s technology, including virtual sports and bonus offers for clients.

Panagiotis Lantzas, Altenar account manager, said: “Magic Bet has some ambitious plans ahead and, with our cutting-edge technology, the operator will be able to enhance its success across Bulgaria and we look forward to a fantastic journey with them.”

Plamen Dzhedzhev, Magic Bet CEO, added: “This integration will see us become one of the top online operators within the territory and we are thrilled to be able to offer a wide range of verticals to our customers.”

BetGames crash game to debut in Brazil with Betano

A bespoke version of BetGames’ debut crash game, Skyward, will launch with Betano in the Brazilian market.

The new version will have adapted features for Brazilian players along with localised animations.

Ian Catchick, BetGames CPO, said: “With the hugely popular, high-frequency aircraft-themed crash game concept, Skyward brings a new level of excitement and engagement to our extensive portfolio of pre-existing games and opens the door to potential future partnerships in the market.”

Christos Mavridis, Kaizen Gaming head of live casino, added: “Adding the localised version of Skyward to our catalogue of games, with its easy-to-follow format, is another step towards our ultimate goal – to provide the most unforgettable sports betting and gaming experience to our customers.”

Pariplay strikes deal with 916 Gaming

Pariplay has struck a partnership with 916 Gaming to boost its Ignite platform.

The US-based studio will use the aggregator and content provider’s turnkey development framework on its content to increase speed to market.

Ashley Bloor, Pariplay director of partnerships, said: “Being able to swiftly roll out its impressive content portfolio across our global distribution network is something that we feel will benefit our customers, and we’re confident that 916 Gaming’s titles will stand out with players not just in North America, but globally.”

Steven Astrachan, 916 Gaming co-founder and CEO, added: “This collaboration enables us to expedite the development of our games on a certified RGS, ensuring the highest standards of quality and performance.”


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