Poker platform provider EvenBet Gaming is making a further step in a strategic effort to extend presence and influence across the sector, after appointing Luigi Spina as head of business development.

Based at the firm’s Malta office, and arriving after commercial and poker director roles in similar senior domains, Spina charged with spearheading the expansion of EvenBet software into further worldwide territories.

Attempting to realise growth across a host of “promising” poker markets, one such example includes the overlapping regions of Latin and South America, the former of which Spina will leverage experience of.

Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO at EvenBet Gaming, said: “We’re thrilled Luigi is joining the EvenBet team. His 20 years of experience and contacts in sales and business development are exceptional. We feel sure he’ll be a true asset to both EvenBet and all our clients, as we bid to broaden our global footprint.”

In his former role, Spina built brand reputation in global gaming markets, lauded as having “a keen eye for strategy and sales” throughout international digital jurisdictions.

Of the new position, Spina explained: “I’ve always based my business relationships on the ability to add value. Working with EvenBet, a company founded on my poker passions, I’ve not only found a string of products that complement different aspects of the business, but also a strong, experienced team that are client-focused and eager to tailor their offering to make it work for the customer. 

“The team at EvenBet have solid relationships across the sector, fostered after years of successful commercial development alongside loyal partnership-building in the igaming space. They’re trusted and respected. I can’t be part of a better story than that.”

Adding: “We can’t wait to return to Malta and show how our poker offering can boost engagement and revenues for casino and sportsbook operators. It all begins with SiGMA’s annual poker tournament, which provides the traditional curtain-raiser to proceedings. Dmitry and I hope to see you there.

“With so much core technological evolution already behind us, we now look forward to growing in accordance with those advances.”