EveryMatrix has documented its maiden igaming development investment in the United States via the Armadillo Studios game studio, which will be based at the company’s headquarters in Miami.
The entity, which is currently amid an extensive recruitment process for key roles in product development and design, is to be charged with the development of online casino games based on the US market specific game logic and player preferences.
“We’re more than happy to contribute to US gaming culture with a wide portfolio of casino games which will be managed entirely by our team in Miami,” commented Ebbe Groes, group CEO of EveryMatrix.
“Having Razvan and Dave in the studio’s management team brings us confidence that we can be a leading casino supplier in the US market by 2023.”
Armadillo Studios will be led by Razvan Haiduc as CEO, who first joined EveryMatrix’s payments division in 2019, and has since occupied several management roles, after a 5-year stint at iSoftBet.
He will be joined by David Stoveld as COO, whose journey through online casino has included positions at Scientific Games, NetEnt, Yggdrasil and Kalamba Games.
Haiduc commented: “The US market holds a lot of promises, and I am sure that investing in this direction is the right move for us. Armadillo’s games will bring loads of excitement and entertainment to casino aficionados across states.
“Dave and I will be building the American dream together along with Erik and the rest of the team at our US headquarters in Miami later this summer.”
After launching Spearhead Studios and RGS Matrix in 2020, and investing in Lady Luck Games earlier this year, a company set to list on NASDAQ First North Growth Market on June 23, 2021, Armadillo Studios becomes EveryMatrix’s third significant investment in games development.
Erik Nyman, president of the Americas at EveryMatrix, added: “I have seen the need for American focused games for years, and I am happy that EveryMatrix responds to the market’s call.
“I am very excited that David Stoveld, who I worked with in the past will be the creative lead and Razvan managing these efforts. It is a great pleasure having them here in our US headquarters close to our customers.”