Microgaming is one of the oldest, biggest and most respected names in the online gaming industry and they have recently announced that they have appointed John Coleman as their new Chief Executive Officer. Coleman moves into the new role having been the company’s chief financial office previously. The company will be hoping that he can drive them forward into a new era in what is now a very competitive industry.
In a statement released, Microgaming confirmed that Coleman had played “a central role in the operational running of the business in recent years.” Coleman himself, speaking about his new role at Microgaming added: “I am honoured to be leading Microgaming; this is a momentous time for the business, as we face exciting new opportunities in the years ahead.”
Coleman will now be the man to help reaffirm the company’s position as one of the best, if not the best, online gaming provider around. Their products include bingo, casino, land-based, live dealer, multiplayer, poker and sports book solutions; with many people knowing them for the superb slot games they have produced over the years.
Some of the most popular slot games to ever hit the market have come from the Microgaming studios; and it will be important that Coleman makes sure this continues to be the case. The likes of Immortal Romance, Game of Thrones and Jurassic World are all slot game classics and new releases such as Poke Guy, Wild Scarabs and Amazing Aztecs could follow in their footsteps. Click here to play.
The changes at Microgaming don’t stop there though as they have also named Roger Raatgever as the executive chairman of Apricot Investments. Raatgever has been the chief executive officer of Microgaming Software Systems for the last 17 years; but now the company has rebranded as Apricot Investments, with Raatgever taking up his new role with immediate effect.
Speaking on the appointment and the future, Apricot Investments said it will “hold a variety of public and private assets, focusing on the interactive gaming and gambling space.” They will also act as an investment vehicle too and will “begin pursuing wider interests in the interactive gambling and gaming industry.”
These changes are testament to Microgaming’s commitment to keep progressing and growing as a company; just as they have done over the years. They have managed to evolve as the face of the industry has changed; due to the advancements made with technology and the number of rivals that have popped up.
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Microgaming has also recently announced the launch of their very own independent game studio too, known as Stormcraft Studios. Stormcraft will be tasked with supplying Microgaming exclusive content which is can deliver along its network of operators.
Stormcraft have previously been involved in the creation of huge titles such as Immortal Romance and Mega Moolah. It is expected that they can continue in the same manner with their first title; Fortunium, now out on the market. It’s another exciting leap forward by the slot game giants.