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The SOFTSWISS Group Crosses the 1000 Employee Mark

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SOFTSWISS is proud to announce the expansion of its team to a total of over 1000 employees. The rapid growth and development of the company requires qualified professionals who can strengthen the brand’s position as a leader in iGaming. As a result, the SOFTSWISS family has doubled since the start of 2021.

The company’s growth is closely linked to several key events that took place in the past year. First of all it is worth mentioning that in 2021 SOFTSWISS expanded its geographical representation by opening new offices in Poland and Georgia. At the moment about 80% of all employees are from Belarus, but the company is actively recruiting professionals from other regions and encouraging diversity.

Belarus (Minsk) currently tops the list of countries from which the SOFTSWISS team works. It is followed in descending order by Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Georgia. SOFTSWISS employees can also be found working remotely from Austria, Bali, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Nigeria, Portugal, Serbia and Vietnam.

The launch and promotion of new products also had a significant impact on the rapid growth of SOFTSWISS. Although the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook was launched in December 2020, active product promotion occurred throughout 2021. During this time, the Sportsbook platform team more than tripled in size. Also in 2021, SOFTSWISS unveiled the Jackpot Aggregator, a unique solution for organising and managing jackpot campaigns.

Managed Services was one of the fastest growing teams across the entire SOFTSWISS brand. Over the year, they grew by 60%: from 90 people in January to 150+ in December. These changes have had a positive impact on the quality of work, which is confirmed by the fact that Managed Services was shortlisted for the prestigious EGR award.

“This December SOFTSWISS passed an important milestone in its development. Back in January there were just over 500 of us – now we are celebrating the 1,000 people threshold. This figure brings together smart, bright, courageous people who share the principles of respect, freedom and equality both in work and in everyday life. We have come together to create the best iGaming products and achieve common goals. I am happy to be a part of this big team and I thank everyone at SOFTSWISS for their trust and work!” – commented Ivan Montik, Founder of SOFTSWISS.

 

About SOFTSWISS 

SOFTSWISS is an international tech brand supplying widely acclaimed, certified software solutions for managing iGaming operations. SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licences, providing one-stop-shop iGaming solutions. The company has a vast product portfolio, which includes an Online Casino Platform, Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, Sportsbook Platform and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013 SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a bitcoin-optimised online casino solution. The company has since been regarded as the leading technical expert when it comes to the use of cryptocurrencies in online gaming.

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Latvian Delegation Hails MGA Workshop as “Useful Exchange of Experiences”

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The Malta Gaming Authority recently welcomed a delegation from the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of Latvia at its premises at SmartCity.

The Latvian delegation was provided with an overview of the MGA’s organisational structure, the role and responsibilities of the various functions, and how they work together to contribute to the Authority’s overall strategy.

Heading the Latvian delegation, Jānis Ungurs, Director of Legal, described the visit as being a “very useful exchange of experiences”.

He went on to hail the MGA team as being very professional, and lauded the Authority’s openness to cooperation and training.

“The workshop exposed us to many initiatives that can be undertaken in Latvia,” he said.

The Latvian delegation was given an appreciation of the importance of data and analytics in decision-making and in policy-making, and of how the Authority collated data from its licensees and made use of it.

The MGA underscored the importance of monitoring the sector’s performance and how regulators should remain abreast of any developments and trends within the gaming industry.

The workshop went on to explore the MGA’s licensing process, criminal probity screening, the different types of approvals and the regulatory supervision function.

The Authority’s Finance Department provided a snapshot of the processes related to the collection of compliance contribution, as well as the revenue assurance function.

The Authority’s Anti-Money Laundering Unit, meanwhile, expounded upon the AML/CFT obligations at law, the examination process and post-examinations procedures.

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German games industry feeling positive about 2023

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The ongoing war in Ukraine, high energy costs and huge uncertainty regarding Germany’s economic development – in spite of the numerous problems, game companies in Germany are feeling confident about the year ahead. This is the conclusion of the game association’s industry barometer based on a survey of its members and published on the occasion of the general meeting of game – the German Games Industry Association. According to the barometer, around half of all game companies (48 per cent) are expecting the German game industry to develop positively or even very positively over the next twelve months, while just 16 per cent are assuming that the opposite will be the case. The companies have an even more positive view of their own prospects, with just under two thirds of the companies surveyed (64 per cent) saying they are expecting their own development to be positive or very positive in the year to come. A mere 9 per cent are anticipating a negative development. This optimism is also reflected in workforce developments – more than half of all game companies (52 per cent) say they expect their employee headcount to develop positively in the year to come. Only approximately 6 per cent are anticipating a negative development. A look at positions that currently remain unfilled suggests that finding skilled workers is not easy, with just under one in two game companies (49 per cent) saying they currently have vacancies. The number of vacancies illustrates how high demand is for skilled workers in the German game industry – 10 to 20 per cent of vacancies remain unfilled at almost one in four game companies (23 per cent), with a further 7 per cent of companies even having over 20 per cent unfilled vacancies.

‘The various economic challenges are leaving their mark on the game industry too. The generally uncertain economic environment or the rising costs are weighing heavily on game companies’ plans. game association’s industry barometer nevertheless indicates a general sense of optimism looking ahead to 2023 and clearly shows that the German game industry has really thrown itself into the race to catch up with other game locations around the world,’ says Felix Falk, Managing Director of game – the German Games Industry Association. ‘Overall, we can therefore expect further growth in the global game market in the years to come. The parameters for game development in Germany, which have finally been improving for a few years, will be decisive here. The German government’s promotion of games remains an important foundation, and the temporary stoppage of this fortunately did not bring this positive development to an end after all. To enable the industry to remain competitive globally, the funding provided must be based on the actual needs and be increased to 100 million euros. At the same time, further steps need to be taken, as already outlined in the federal government’s strategy for the game industry.’

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Acroud Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer

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Online gambling affiliate business Acroud has announced that Roderick Attard has resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer, in order to pursue another career opportunity.

“On behalf of everyone at Acroud, I thank Roderick for his work during his tenure as CFO. He leaves behind a strong finance team that is well-positioned to continue supporting the Company moving forward. Roderick will stay on until early March 2023 to ensure a smooth transition. We wish Roderick success in his future endeavors,” Robert Andersson, CEO of Acroud, said.

Acroud said it expects to announce the appointment of a new CFO in the near future.

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