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GoWild prepares for UK expansion after being granted license

GoWild, a leading European online gaming operator, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Remote Gambling Operating License by the UK Gambling Commission.

The UK Gambling Commission is one of the most demanding regulators in the world. As part of the due diligence process in granting the license, GoWild was required to meet the governing body’s renowned standards for quality and integrity.

As the UK is one of the largest and most respected interactive gambling markets in the world, obtaining the UK license is an exceptionally welcome achievement for GoWild, and a point of great pride. It is also a marked step forward in the company’s express, overall goals of further expanding into regulated gaming markets.

This achievement comes in the footsteps of other major triumphs in FY17 including the opening of the company’s Maltese offices, and further expansion in the Nordic markets. It also follows this year’s major milestone of successfully migrating over a decade’s worth of business from Microgaming, in-house to the proprietary GoWild HERO gaming system.

GoWild

From the left: Marian Melinte, Affiliate Account Manager, Itai Zak, CEO, and Roger Katz, Head of Affiliates

“With a strong focus on expanding in regulated markets, licensing by the UK Gambling Commission is welcome news to GoWild,” commented Itai Zak, CEO at GoWild. “The UK is one of the biggest, oldest, and most respected gaming communities in the world, and operating there will allow us to increase our exposure, reach new audiences, and improve the local gaming experience. We look forward to opening our virtual doors in the UK, and successfully serving the local gaming needs.”

 

About GoWild

Established in 2008, GoWild is a leading online gaming operator licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority. With over a decade of know-how to back it up, the company focuses on delivering a unique gaming experience that gives players exceptional freedom of choice in terms of promotions and game variety, as well as some of the fastest payouts on the market.

SBTech to release new cashout & high-quality live streaming

SBTech, betting technology provider and SiGMA15 exhibitor, is going to release new in-play features – Cashout and Live Streaming. The new products are planned to be brought to clients in the next few weeks.

With the new cashout solution, players will be able to sell back their bets to the operator. What is more, this feature will be connected with completely new high quality live stream. The strategic goal of SBTech is to further improve player engagement by broadening the product portfolio aimed at live statistics and real time markets.

SBTech’s CEO and SiGMA15 speaker, Itai Zak, comments on the new features, “With live-streaming and cashout, players can follow the action as it unfolds, changing their betting strategy accordingly. Not only does this encourage a wider outreach and high lifetime value, but it also gives players a real confidence boost. The fast-pace of in-play is one of the main drivers behind SBTech’s thirst for new features and formats.”

Zak further adds, “Players want to find great live coverage and betting markets in one place, and once they find it, they’re loyal for life. Our watchword is flexibility.”

“Everyone has different requirements in the dynamic world of in-play betting, so we want to give operators a choice of what works best. The exciting addition of cashout and live-streaming really does prove how committed we are to innovation. Our ambition to create the best in-play betting experience in the industry undoubtedly helps to keep us one step ahead.”

To meet SBTech team at their stand and see Itai Zak on stage, apply for SiGMA15 now, by clicking here.

Itai Zak

Itai Zak is a visionary iGaming executive with vast experience in providing commercial, operational and technical leadership for innovative B2C and B2B gaming organizations. He’s the CEO of a fast growing Bucharest-based operator GoWild Gaming.

Prior to his current role at GoWild, Itai served as the CEO of SBTech. He was in charge of driving the company’s strategy and vision through the operational and commercial management of over 300 employees in the SBTech group.

Itai Zak is experienced in a broad array of leadership and management issues needed to turnaround or rapidly grow a business, including strategy, new product development, technology, international expansion, personnel acquisition and development, sales and business development and M&A.

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