Microgaming Names Managing Director of Bingo

Microgaming Names Managing Director of Bingo
On Monday 3rd June, Microgaming announced in a press release the appointment of Leon Thomas as managing director of bingo, a veteran of the bingo industry who once served as Managing Director of one of Britain’s biggest online bingo brands – Tombola, where he took the successful company to the shores of Spain and Italy. The new managing director of bingo also held senior positions at The Rank Group, Mecca Digital, Caesars, and NYX Gaming.

Having more than 10 years’ experience in the online gaming industry, Leon leaves behind his role of Chief Commercial Officer at Instant Win Gaming (IWG); the specialist lottery and bingo games developer. Leon will spearhead Microgaming’s bingo vertical by ploughing his knowledge into the company’s existing products whilst assuming responsibility for maximising the value and success of the product. A long-term strategy has been developed to capitalise on commercial opportunities presented by the operator’s global distribution base and unique market position.

John Coleman, CEO for the company said:

“We are pleased to welcome Leon to the Microgaming family. With his immense experience in online gaming and knowledge of both B2B and B2C industries, Leon will play a leading role as we continue to maximise the value, success and growth of our bingo vertical.”

Thomas added:

“I am delighted to be appointed Managing Director of Bingo for one of the gaming industry’s foremost entertainment providers. Microgaming has a fantastic platform, and given its scale and reach, it is set to substantially grow the bingo side of its business.”

About the Brand:

There are currently many online bingo sites operating on Microgaming software, the most popular being: Butlers, Rosy, 32Red, Dotty, and Glossy Bingo.

Founded in 1994, Microgaming developed the world’s first true online casino software and then the first mobile casino software a decade later in 2004. Since launching, the award-winning iGaming specialist supplies casino, poker, bingo, sportsbook, land-based and live dealer games around the globe. Headquartered in the Isle of Man, the firm delivers the largest progressive jackpot network in the world

…having paid out more than €1billion to date. In 2015, a Guinness World Record was set for the ‘largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game,’ when a lucky ex-soldier dropped the GBP equivalent of €17,879,645.12 from a 25p spin on the Mega Moolah slot.

The developer truly cares about the game, operators and you the players and as a founding member of eCOGRA (e-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance), the operator sets the standard in fair, responsible gaming – all outcomes are random to keep things fair. It always find time to give back to their local community, tackling important issues in areas such as health, sport and education through their CSR initiative; Microgaming PlayItForward - the Isle of Man based project aims to change the game for place and people.

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