Relax Gaming has revealed that Simon Hammon will take over the reins from Tommi Maijala as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. 

Andy Whitworth has been named Chief Executive Officer of White Hat Studios, as the group voices confidence in achieving its “ambitious targets” moving forward.

Bringing in excess of 19 years of experience in the gaming sector, including c-level and director roles at Entain, NetEnt and SG Digital, the move is said to illustrate “the importance of the division to White Hat Gaming’s continued growth stateside”.

Launched in 2021, and created via the acquisition of an RGS, brand and gaming catalogue from Blueprint Gaming, White Hat Studios offers hundreds of slots, jackpots, RNG, table and instant-win titles, with a roadmap to consistently deliver new games and jackpot mechanics. Operators can also expect to benefit from slot and table content specifically designed to appeal to US players.

As the anticipated White Hat Studios go-live date approaches, the division has also made a number of high-level changes to the existing team and has welcomed several new starters, including Armen Tatarevic, who will be leading the account management team in the US.

“Our goal is to become one of the top game suppliers in the US market, bringing not only high-quality content, but also high-quality service to our customers,” Whitworth stated.

“We have been going at an unprecedented speed, so it was important for us to follow up by carefully selecting the right people and build an industry-leading team at White Hat Studios.

“Combined with an exceptional portfolio of games, including our very own Jackpot Royale mechanic, which will inject life into the current online jackpot offering, as well as massive brands like Ted, Deal or No Deal and many more, we are very confident to hit our ambitious targets and shake up the market.”