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Fast-moving, Asia-focused distributor appoints Markus Nasholm to expand global footprint

QTech Games, Asia’s fastest-growing games distributor, has appointed Markus Nasholm to the new role of Global CEO, as it seeks to extend its presence and influence across the industry.

Nasholm has recently arrived at QTech Games after successful stints at Bet24 (part of the Kindred Group) and the casino and sports affiliate, Catena Media. There, he routinely proved himself across a suite of senior roles, having taken the reins as Chief Financial Officer in 2016. Showcasing a series of core capacities, from managing finance projects (featuring an IPO / listing on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid-Cap market) to broader international finance planning, Nasholm quickly established himself as a rising star of igaming.

Equally adept in the key domains of Corporate Development and M&A, this Chartered Accountant and MBA is well-equipped to oversee a brand’s maturation throughout worldwide markets, emerging or established, with a keen eye for global strategy.

Now Nasholm brings all his expertise and 15-plus years of industry experience to bear at one of the world’s leading online gaming platforms, based in the gaming mecca of Manila. Having already secured its status as the number-one aggregator in Asia, QTech Games has tasked Nasholm with replicating those gains across breakout territories, like LatAm and Africa, over the year ahead.

The Board of QTech Games issued a statement saying: “We’re thrilled to have installed Markus at the helm of the QTech team for 2019 and beyond. We’ve always been intent on recruiting only the best personnel on the planet, not just the best games, and this key hire is an embodiment of that mission statement.

“We now have a Global CEO who has proved himself in high-growth gaming arenas, from start-ups to venture-capital vehicles and on to multinational blue-chip companies. This breadth of multi-dimensional experience, allied to his innate team leadership and flair for bottom-line accountability, made Markus the logical choice to wisely steward the expansion of our global footprint into new territories.”

Nasholm himself added: “It’s a hugely exciting time to be taking on this new challenge alongside a few of the brightest minds in the industry, coupled to some of the most pioneering technology. After a successful 2018 of double-digit growth, enhancing the speed and performance of all games on its platform, QTech has careered into the industry consciousness with a series of new deals and innovative tools.

“Just take the landmark launch of our new campaign tool in Q4 2018 that will enable operators to run campaigns across the entire QTech portfolio. Such is the collective quality and passion of the team – from our machine-learning software to our targeted departments for Africa and Latin America – the distributional scope is there to facilitate QTech Games’ transition into one of the largest providers of digital entertainment around.”

 

About QTech Games:

QTech Games is the fastest growing game distributor in Asia. Its mission is to find the best online (RNG) games in the world and distribute them to operators in Asia. Mobile games provide the central focus of the company, which is premised on a fully-owned and customised technical platform that affords games providers and operators the fastest, most effortless integration on the market. Through this platform, clients enjoy the best performance and customer support available. QTech Games’ goal is to become the largest provider of digital entertainment in Asia by 2021.


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EGT’s Story of Success in Central America

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EGT has become the key gaming supplier in Central and South America. The company opened offices in Panama, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Argentina. Recently it got certified in Chile and is preparing to launch its specially created single game jackpot systems.

The company keeps its strong positions in the Caribbean, recently becoming the main supplier for Club Royal Caribbean. In Curacao it also cemented its leadership, launching the Super Premier slot model and the EGT Multiplayer’s terminals. In Mexico, EGT’s priority is to expand its local team, setting up a second office in Monterrey and investing in a training centre in Guadalajara specifically targeting the operators’ technical crew.

“Part of our development strategy in the country is to contribute to the qualification’s improvement in the gaming industry and we are committed to it. Included in our global business policy is to constantly enhance our services, staying close to the customers. They could share so many bright ideas and their opinion on the machines, the trends, the players’ preferences guide us on our way to best satisfy their requirements,” Nadia Popova, director of EGT Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico said.

The company is now on its way to become the main contractor for the major online operators in Mexico. EGT Multiplayer’s solutions progress in the same way in the country – especially the S-Line terminals that are already installed in the establishments of major groups, like Codere, Caliente, Winpot, Cirsa and Grupo Orenes.

“Last year was the most successful for EGT in South and Central America and 2019th is shaping to yield even better results. We aim to fortify our leadership in the region, relying on our bestsellers – the Collection series multigames, the Lady’s Cards jackpot, the latest generation General slot cabinets and mixes, the Asian-themed Cai Shen Kingdom and Dragon’s Turn jackpots, the EGT Multiplayer’s products and other customized developments for the local market,” Popova added.

Along with the excelling product diversity, EGT’s key factors for future success will keep on being the high performance of its machines and the strong team of motivated professionals.


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Spain’s CEJUEGO Releases “Gaming and Society” Report

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CEJUEGO, Spain’s leading gaming trade association, has released its “Gaming and Society” report. As per the report, 9 out of 10 adults in Spain see gambling as an acceptable pastime and 29 million people played at least one type of gambling modality last year. The study was carried out by the Institute of Politics and Governance at the Carlos III University of Madrid.

The study shows that 92% of some of the people surveyed see gaming as leisure. Approximately 6.6 million people (which represent 20% of the population in Spain) visited a casino, bingo or gambling facility in 2018. Moreover, it was detailed that the rate of problem gambling was 0.3% of the Spanish adult population.

“Regarding the games managed by private operators, the analysis concludes that they attracted more restricted audiences of different generations, highlighting that their clients are divided into those who play out of curiosity and those who play as a hobby and because they offer them spaces to socialise with friends and acquaintances,” a spokesperson for CEJUEGO said.

Approximately 1.5 million people gambled online during the study period which represents 0.9% of the total population in Spain. “This group shows dispersed behaviour patterns, from those who play stably to those who do it out of curiosity or who bet on an exciting game. The behaviour of these users indicates that they have learned how to play online and rationalise their use – shorter sessions, moderate monthly spending or decreases in the playing of some games,” CEJUEGO said.


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US Blocks League of Legends in Syria and Iran

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The U.S. government has blocked League of Legends, one of the most played video games of all time, in Iran and Syria.

Trade sanctions, tariffs and threats of military conflict are the frequent sights when countries are in active dispute, but blocking the access to video games is a novel course of action. Players from Iran and Syrian have expressed despair about this situation.

Right now the ban applies only to Syria and Iran, but if the U.S. enters into future conflict with another country, those citizens potentially may have their access to League of Legends revoked. The sanctions placed on Iran detail that any business in that country cannot trade with the U.S. and that any business caught trading with Iran is in trouble as well. League, like many other free games, has to sustain itself with microtransactions, which undoubtedly counts as a form of trade and, therefore, has to abide by the sanctions.


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