2021 has been a “transformational year” for Swintt, claims its chief commercial officer David Mann, speaking after the company took home the Rising Star in Casino Innovation/Software accolade at the SBC Awards 2021.
Beating off competition from some of the industry’s renowned companies, Mann summarised Swintt’s award in one word “phenomenal” noting that the team at Swintt worked “incredibly hard to take us to new heights”.
He continued: “From growing the team in our headquarters of Malta three-fold to entering into new markets and jurisdictions we have sustained an upward trajectory over the last few years and it only looks like we can continue to grow stronger and stronger.”
Pressed on why he thought Swintt won the Rising Star in Casino Innovation/Software award, Mann stated that the company’s growth over the last few years “has been explosive” with 2021 resulting in the “best yet”.
“Our entry into the Swedish market was our first step into a country-specific jurisdiction, quickly followed by our entry into the regulated Ukrainian market,” Mann recapped. “Additionally, we were compliant for the German market with our content. On the numbers side alone we had over 300 per cent growth year-on-year on GGR, over 540 per cent turnover year-on-year and over 490 per cent increase on the number of bets.
“Comparing 2021 with 2020 we’ve launched 33 per cent more clients live and signed 20 per cnet more contracts which shows that not only operators are keen to get our content on board but highlights the success of our global sales team.”
Looking back on 2021, a year many would have believed couldn’t get any more challenging than the year previous, Mann noted some of the highlights for Swintt, along with various obstacles along the way.
“I mentioned a few highlights above and looking at the sheer number of quality operators we’ve managed to launch with this year indicates just how great 2021 has been. To pick a few we’ve had LeoVegas, Tipico, White Hat Gaming, Videoslots, Hero Gaming, Suprnation, Enlabs and ComeOn and with plenty more integrations ongoing, we will be spreading further across the best names in our industry.
“We have effortlessly adapted to a more hybrid and remote working system and as we can see from our results it may have benefitted us to be able to take time out of the office to focus on more demanding tasks.
“Like many others in the industry the regulatory changes in Germany were a hurdle to overcome, but given the popularity of our land-based content brought online we have managed to keep building our presence and are well established to cement our position as a must-have for the German market.”
Casting one eye towards 2022, we quizzed Mann on what the casino sector can expect from Swintt over the next 12 months, with the CCO stating that Swintt the “world is our oyster”.
He concluded: “Recently we have been adding more depth to both our technical and product teams that will enable us to make even better content built upon ever-stronger foundations. Market wise the world is our oyster and we aim to enter an additional set of new regulated markets, starting with the Netherlands in January and looking both within Europe for additional new markets as well as making our entries into the regulated markets of North America.
“Our first set of branded games featuring the iconic Vinnie Jones will drop in 2022 and mark our first foray into branded content, all underpinned through our philanthropic mindset to be able to give back to good causes.
“This is part of our vision as a company and keep your eyes on us for some great innovations in the market to allow us to lead the way in charitable giving within our industry.”