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With comings and goings commonplace across the industry, Intralot, Continent 8 Technologies and High 5 Games have moved to bolster their teams with key hires.

High 5 Games 

Chris Armes has become Chief Technology Officer at High 5 Games, bolstering the online casino content developer’s executive leadership team. 

After managing “several Fortune 100 companies over the past 25 years,” he moved into the igaming space six years ago. 

In this position, Armes will work closely with Jerry Wilson, who is in charge of creative strategy for game content and brands at High 5 Games.

Regarding the new role, he said: “I’m responsible for leading the development and implementation of the technology strategy for High 5 Games. This involves overseeing everything from building platforms to developing the technology behind H5G’s industry-leading games. 

“Another key process I must carefully manage and oversee in my CTO role, is taking fresh products and features through the rigorous phases of testing and deployment before they are brought to market for our customers.”

Continent 8 Technologies

Continent 8 Technologies has made a pair of hires in Asia as the global managed hosting, connectivity and security provider aims to continue building out its presence in the region.

This has seen Lalaine Vidal join as Business Development Manager, while Christopher Caturay becomes Technical Solutions Architect. 

Both will be based out of the Philippines and will be responsible for supporting the company’s growing customer base across the region.

Peter Williams, Managing Director of Asia Pacific at Continent 8 Technologies, said: “Lalaine and Christopher are great talents and are a brilliant addition to the Continent 8 team in Asia. 

“This is an important market for us and one where we have ambitious growth plans that we are actively deploying.”


Intralot has confirmed the appointment of both Richard Bateson and Konstantinos Farris to its board of directors and c-suite level of executives. 

Bateson joins the lottery and gaming technology firm as its new Chief Commercial Officer upon fulfilment of all related legal requirements, whilst Farris is the company’s new Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. 

“As an industry leader, Richard has worked as both an operator and vendor within the lottery sector,” the group said in a statement.

Scientific Games

Three major promotions have occurred at Scientific Games, as the ilottery developer eyes up a stronger product offering for sports betting and digital services to its international lottery operator client-base.

This has seen Amy Bergette become Senior Vice President of Digital Solutions, Kira Summers promoted to Vice President of Operations and Planning for Digital and Merv Huber take on responsibilities as Vice President of Digital Growth.

Steve Beason, President of Digital and Sports, commented: “We are investing in people, products and technology platforms that give lotteries the opportunity to engage with their players across all channels.

“We’ve pioneered digital and sports betting solutions for lotteries since 2004. Now, in this next era we’ve redefined our strategic focus and growth paths to position Scientific Games as the global leader in digital and sports to help our customers responsibly drive revenues for their beneficiary programmes.”