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iGaming Idol proudly presents iGaming Academy as Educational Partner



iGaming Academy will this year be supporting the innovative iGaming Idol

iGaming Academy will this year be supporting the innovative iGaming Idol event, which brings together the best of the best of the gaming industry. Happening on the 26th September 2017 at The Hilton, Malta, iGaming Idol recognises companies and individuals who have consistently excelled through ground-breaking strategies and progressive ideas in their working practices.

iGaming Idol aims to set a standard in the Gaming Awards Industry with the ultimate objective of promoting greater employer initiatives and attracting young talent towards an iGaming career. To this end, as the Educational Partner of iGaming Idol, iGaming Academy believes that by offering winners the chance to learn more about a different vertical of the industry through their courses, they will equip themselves with more knowledge to thrive further within their existing roles.

Jaime Debono, Managing Director of iGaming Academy commented by saying, “We are glad to support this rewarding initiative as it is in line with our company’s ethos, in that our existence is all about helping companies increase their chances of business success therefore improving the industry.

The initial strategy behind the iGaming Academy was to build a knowledge bridge between the potential iGaming workforce and the companies within the industry. This concept grew over time and iGaming Academy expanded its client base not only from the general public, but also directly from gaming companies. Moreover, its range of courses has increased over the last year into the four key iGaming business pillars – Compliance, Product, Acquisition/Retention & Management training.

Less than two years later, iGaming Academy has grown to be the leading training provider to the iGaming industry with over 8,000 individuals trained each year through conferences, face-to-face training and online courses.


Jeffrey Buttigieg, Director of iGaming Idol said, “iGaming Academy is a premium brand that focuses on training for the iGaming industry and we believe that the partnership is a perfect match for both our event and the Idols of the year that will be benefiting from the further learning.

Delivering company wide training to over 40 operators and suppliers, such as Betsson Group, Evolution Gaming, Lottoland, Cherry, Sky Betting and Gaming, Betclic, Swedbank and many more, iGaming Academy has also recently launched a series of conferences called Compliance Briefing – in both Malta and London. The first edition of this conference was held in June of this year with over 100 senior delegates from 50 plus companies. The conference educated delegates on the latest regulatory change related to Anti-Money Laundering and GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation. The next conference will be held in London on the 12th October.

iGaming Academy maintains that iGaming Idol acts as a motivator for both employers and employees to strive harder, to achieve better results and be the best they can be, and therefore this unique event complements perfectly iGaming Academy’s original ethos.

As part of its collaboration with iGaming idol, iGaming Academy will be giving out over €7,000 worth of free training to the award winners, which will include a full day workshop with speakers from leading companies within the industry.

Owing to the key support of iGaming Academy, one of the leading educators in our vibrant industry, this year’s iGaming Idol edition is once again bound to be a resounding success; a night of celebration, elegant food and top-notch entertainment with ten percent of all ticket sales donated to the Malta Community Chest Fund.


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Digicode Appoints Itai Zak as Executive Director for iGaming Division





Digicode, a leading provider of innovative software solutions, has appointed Itai Zak as Executive Director for the iGaming division. In this role, Itai will drive the growth and strategic direction.

With over 15 years of experience in the iGaming industry, Zak brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Digicode. He has a proven track record of successfully leading and scaling businesses in the online gaming sector, gaining experience as the CEO of SBTech, GoWild Gaming, and Spiral Solutions.

Under Itai’s visionary leadership, GoWild Casino not only seamlessly transitioned to a state-of-the-art iGaming platform but also achieved an astounding 450% increase in profitability, driven by Itai’s strategic expansion into new markets and his ability to build and lead a formidable team of over 300 professionals.

At SBTech, Itai was instrumental in redefining the company’s sales, marketing, and business development approach, transforming SBTech into a leading provider of turnkey sports betting and iGaming solutions. His efforts have helped grow the company from 60 to over 600 employees across multiple global locations, with significant year-on-year growth in net profit.


Itai’s appointment is a testament to the company’s commitment to innovation, excellence, and strategic growth within the iGaming sector. His proven track record in navigating complex regulatory environments, coupled with his forward-thinking approach to product and market strategy, positions Digicode for exciting advancements in its iGaming offerings.

“We are thrilled to have Itai Zak join our team. His deep understanding of the iGaming landscape and leadership skills will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and expand our foothold in this dynamic industry. Also, Itai’s proven track record in navigating complex regulatory environments, coupled with his forward-thinking approach to product and market strategy, positions Digicode for exciting advancements in its iGaming offerings,” Max Maslii, President and global CEO at Digicode, said.

In his new role, Zak will develop and execute Digicode’s iGaming strategy, focusing on driving revenue and growth. He will work closely with the product development and sales teams to deliver cutting-edge solutions tailored to the unique needs of iGaming operators.

“I am excited to join Digicode and lead their iGaming division. Digicode has a proven track record of delivering innovative software solutions, and I am eager to contribute to their continued success in the iGaming market,” Itai Zak said.

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Pragmatic Play Goes Live with City Center Online in Argentina





Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, is enhancing its standing in Argentina and is now live with City Center Online.

Taking its leading Slots portfolio to the online casino, City Center Online’s players are now set to benefit from leading titles, including award-winning hits like Sugar Rush and Gates of Olympus as well as more recent releases from Pragmatic Play’s ever-expanding portfolio such as Pub Kings and Mustang Trail.

This latest agreement follows a series of partnerships that Pragmatic Play has struck across the regulated LatAm markets, combined with several regional industry awards, further cements its position as the leading supplier in Latin America.

Victor Arias, VP of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “We are delighted to announce Pragmatic Play’s agreement with City Center Online as the brand continues its upward trajectory and supply even more LatAm operators with its acclaimed, industry-leading titles.


“With Pragmatic Play’s renowned slot library now live on the platform, we are confident they will be a hit with City Center Online’s players, and we look forward to see its content provision expanding even more in the near future.”

Samanta Zio, Online Gaming Manager at City Center Online, said: “The quality and brand recognition that is brought on by Pragmatic Play games cannot be understated and we are delighted to now offer its portfolio to our players.

“Underpinning our commitment to providing premium gaming experiences to audiences in Argentina, we are confident this partnership is a momentous win for City Center Online.”

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iGaming Industry

Pragmatic Play Adds TriunfoBet to Growing List of Latin American Partners





Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, will soon bring its dynamic multi-product portfolio to more customers with Venezuelan operator TriunfoBet, encompassing its Slots, Live Casino, and Virtual Sports offering as part of the deal.

The supplier has continued to build on its impressive Live Casino offering with the launch of Treasure Island. The action-packed gameshow follows in the footsteps of similar hit titles such as Sweet Bonanza Candyland and Snakes & Ladders Live which are also fan favorites across LatAm.

In addition, casino classics such as Roulette and Blackjack will be brought to an even wider audience in the region thanks to this latest tie-up.

Pragmatic Play’s renowned Slot portfolio will promptly be available for TriunfoBet players to enjoy including new titles such as Gates of Olympus 1000 in addition to Christmas-themed versions of its player-favourite franchises including Big Bass Christmas Bash and Sugar Rush Xmas.


Rounding off the collection is Pragmatic Play’s Virtual Sports which delivers cutting-edge 3D renderings of popular sports betting markets that match real-life equivalents across horse and greyhound racing, football, and motorsport.

The new agreement with TriunfoBet further boosts Pragmatic Play’s profile across the LatAm market as it cements itself as the industry-leading supplier in the region.

Victor Arias, VP of LatAm Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “Pragmatic Play’s content has become a household name in LatAm, and we are confident that TriunfoBet will achieve similar levels of success as other partners. The LatAm market continues to be a key area of expansion for Pragmatic Play, as evidenced by the consistent stream of new partnerships launched each month. TriunfoBet is the perfect addition to Pragmatic Play’s growing portfolio of partners in this region.”

Luis Lizarazo, CEO of TriunfoBet, said: “We strive to provide our players with an exceptional experience on our platform, and our latest partnership with Pragmatic Play allows us to significantly enhance our offering with their extensive range of products. Pragmatic Play’s remarkable growth in Latin America has been truly impressive, and we are thrilled to be among their latest partners. We are confident that their Slots, Live Casino, and Virtual Sports will be met with the same resounding success they have garnered worldwide.”

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