Gambling software development company Playtech has announced that it has appointed Dr. Armin Sageder as CEO of Playtech BGT Sports.
The new division brings together Playtech Sports companies – BGT, Geneity, Unilogic, Mobenga, and Playtech’s internal Sports Trading team, and has over 600 employees based in Nicosia, Malmö, London, Vienna, Bremen, and Sofia.
Reporting to Playtech CEO Mor Weizer, Sageder will take responsibility for all business and customer relations of Playtech BGT Sports, and establish and lead a team to manage the division.
Not only did the new CEO found the online payments company Paysafecard, but he also founded BGT in 2005. Earlier this year, Sageder and his co-shareholder sold a large number of their shares to Playtech. He will remain a 10% shareholder of the Playtech BGT Sports division.
Commenting on his new position, Sageder said that he is very excited about the opportunity, adding: “When combining the BGT team spirit together with the extensive know-how and knowledge of all the great talent that exists across Playtech, we have the opportunity to create a powerhouse for the benefit of our clients and their customers.”
He explained that by doing so, they will invest further in their platforms, products, offering and services and will provide customers with a truly enhanced betting experience and maximize the benefits for their licensees.
He went on to say: “Furthermore, we will continue to provide operators with the expertise and capabilities they expect from Playtech and BGT as well as the relevant tools in order to allow them to differentiate their customer propositions and achieve their strategic goals.”
Weizer also commented: “I am delighted that Armin has accepted this role and I strongly believe he is the best person to take our sports offering to the next level together with the talent we have internally.
“Playtech BGT Sports will provide leading sports betting operators with best-in-class platforms and products as we well as a series of unique Omni-channel solutions that we believe will continue to revolutionize retail and online betting businesses alike.”