On the move: Recruitment round-up

With plenty of movers and shakers around the industry, allow CasinoBeats to give you the rundown on a number of recent manoeuvres.

Maxima Compliance

Full-service compliance provider Maxima Compliance has appointed igaming veteran Francesco Bianchi as its director of compliance operations. He has worked in the igaming compliance field for more than a decade, holding senior compliance roles at GLI, NMi and Betfair, with his recent role being BMM Testlabs’s director of igaming operations.

Bianchi will oversee all of Maxima Compliance’s technical compliance offerings, including technical compliance consulting services, as well as the firm’s recently-launched Complitech product. Moreover he will support Maxima Compliance’s existing management team in strategy and delivery.

The new director of compliance operations at Maxima Compliance, stated: “Maxima Compliance has quickly established itself as the most innovative and essential provider of compliance services in our industry.

“Joining this team at a time when compliance has never been more important was an opportunity too good to turn down. I look forward to getting to work and providing the very best technical compliance support on the market.”

Bianchi will report directly to managing director Antonio Zanghi.

Intralot Inc

Intralot Inc, the US subsidiary of gaming solutions supplier Intralot S.A has announced Byron Boothe as its CEO.

Boothe has served as interim CEO of the firm since last year and had previously held the role of president government relations. The lottery veteran joined Intralot in 2007.

Tom Miller, Intralot’s chairman stated: “We have made much progress in the past year, notably in the last couple of months launching our sports betting solution in Montana and Washington DC. We are confident that Byron is the right person to build on this momentum.”

Pragmatic Play

Victor Arias has been appointed as Pragmatic Play’s new Vice President of Latin America as the company looks to establish itself in the region.

During his 20 year career Arias has worked for both B2C and B2B businesses in the igaming industry. His core responsibilities will include the continued growth of Pragmatic Play within the regulated territories in Latin America through a clear business development strategy. 

In addition, he will head Pragmatic Play’s new Latin American hub based in Argentina with a team of three executives working to achieve the supplier’s goals in the region.

Arias commented: “I’m delighted to join Pragmatic Play which has a strong reputation as one of the leading multi-product providers in the industry.

“The team has a hugely exciting ambition for growth in LatAm, and I look forward to heading the hub as we look to embark on this next step for the company.”

Pragmatic Play currently delivers up to four new slot titles a month, as well as an extensive range of live casino and bingo products through its multi-vertical offering. The company’s entire portfolio is available through a single API integration.


1account, the ID and age validation platform provider, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Marc Wood as Sales and Marketing Director.

The former Pay360 employee is tasked with establishing a global sales and business development network, In which 1account will introduce its solution to both B2B and B2C partners.

Marc Wood, the new Sales and Marketing Director at 1account, said: “1account has developed an innovative solution that is better, faster and cheaper than anything else in the market.

“We plan to disrupt the status quo with a solution that has a materially higher performance, wider data sources and a unique commercial model that makes us stand out against our rivals.

“The vision and long-term potential of the business is enormous, and I am extremely proud to be joining the organisation as it moves into the next chapter of its success story.”


Slots manufacturer Wazdan has strengthened its international team with four new additions to the firm.

lbert Bellavista has been hired as the firm’s new Head of Business Development in Spain & Latin America, meanwhile Sandrine Chen is the company’s Sales and Business Development Manager for Asia. The move looks to boost Wazdan’s profile in the two regions as the firm continues to develop its brand.

Additionally, Wazdan has continued to enhance its team with Bekki D’Agata as Sales and Development Manager and Katarzyna Pysz as Senior Campaign Manager.