Chris Looney joins Bragg Gaming as Chief Commercial Officer
July 7, 2021
Appointment deepens global markets experience of the company’s management team
TORONTO, July 7, 2021 – Bragg Gaming Group (TSX:BRAG, OTC: BRGGF)) (“Bragg” or the “Company”) is pleased to welcome industry executive Chris Looney as Chief Commercial Officer.
Mr. Looney brings a wealth of gaming industry experience, having previously held progressively senior roles at Microgaming, and prior to joining Bragg held the position of Commercial Director at Red Tiger Gaming, where he was instrumental in driving the company’s growth and success.
In his role, Mr. Looney will work closely with Bragg CEO, Richard Carter, to develop and execute on Bragg’s strategic vision for expansion in new regulated markets, including the growing U.S. market. Bragg believes the addition of Mr. Looney will help advance Bragg’s position in the North American B2B iGaming space.
The addition builds on Bragg’s momentum, with Bragg recently entering into a definitive agreement to acquire U.S. iGaming technology and content supplier, Spin Games, and having completed its acquisition of Nevada-based slot studio Wild Streak Gaming. Bragg expects the acquisitions to broaden Bragg’s proprietary content and technology offerings to service markets in the U.S., Europe and globally.
Bragg also owns ORYX Gaming, an established European iGaming turnkey solution provider, offering proprietary, exclusive and aggregated casino content, player account management (PAM), player engagement and data platforms, as well as managed marketing and operational services.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Chris to our management team,” said Richard Carter, CEO of Bragg Gaming. “He has an impressive track record of driving growth and success, and his extensive industry knowledge will be crucial as we continue to expand globally into key markets such as the U.S., the U.K., Italy, Canada and anticipated new market openings such as the Netherlands.”
“Bragg presented an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” said Mr Looney. “The company’s global presence and proprietary product and content portfolio in the B2B iGaming space provides a solid foundation for further expansion into new markets. In North America in particular, jurisdictions continue to evolve, regulate and open up. Bragg is well positioned to succeed these markets and I’m excited to be part of the game plan.”
About Bragg Gaming Group
Bragg Gaming Group (TSX:BRAG, OTC: BRGGF) (“Bragg”) is a growing global gaming technology and content group and owner of leading B2B companies in the iGaming industry. Since its inception in 2018, Bragg has grown to include operations across Europe, North America and Latin America and is expanding into an international force within the global online gaming market.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, ORYX Gaming, Bragg delivers proprietary, exclusive and aggregated casino content via its in-house remote games server (RGS) and ORYX Hub distribution platform. ORYX offers a full turnkey iGaming solution, including its Player Account Management platform, as well as managed operational and marketing services.
Nevada-based Wild Streak Gaming is Bragg’s wholly owned premium US gaming content studio. Wild Streak has a popular portfolio of casino games that are offered across land-based, online and social casino operators in global markets including the U.S. and U.K.
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