The Board of Directors of Enlabs has appointed George Ustinov as new President and CEO. George Ustinov has been employed by Enlabs since 2017 and is currently active as operational manager (COO) and was previously Enlabs CFO.
George Ustinov, a Latvian citizen, was born in 1989, educated as an economist and worked before his time at Enlabs in the financial industry and at the auditing firm EY.
George Ustinov takes up the new position immediately and succeeds Robert Andersson, who in consideration with the Board, leaves his operational assignments in the Group after two years as President and CEO. The Nomination Committee for Enlabs has stated that it intends to propose this year’s upcoming Annual General Meeting to elect Robert Andersson as a member of the Board.
“The Board is very pleased that George Ustinov will lead Enlabs in the future. George has during his time in the Group demonstrated the ability to quickly make and implement decisions, has solid knowledge of the Eastern European gaming markets, and possesses the leadership skills that Enlabs continues to develop.” says Enlabs’ Chairman Niklas Braathen, and continues “George understands how one runs decentralized organizations, culture of collaboration and high performance. Together with Enlabs’ management team, he will drive Enlabs’ strategy forward, and be able to deliver long-term value for all our shareholders.”
“Being able to hand over the leadership to George after these two years feels extraordinary good. We have worked very closely with each other during this time and with his skills and drive, George is the obvious choice as new president and CEO. Personally, I feel honored to make the best possible contribution to the company’s success through active board work.” says Robert Andersson.
“Robert has during his time at Enlabs had very successful results with an extensive and important change work. This has gone according to plan and we have had a mutual dialogue with Robert how he can progress and help the company’s continued development. All together we believe that this is the best solution for the company. We thank him for his efforts, and very much look forward to the continued cooperation, now in the board room.” continues chairman Niklas Braathen.
Now President and CEO George Ustinov says: “I am honored to have the opportunity to take over leadership for Enlabs, which is a fantastic company with very great opportunities. We operate in an industry that is rapidly changing, and our mission is to fulfill our customers’ needs and improve the customer experience through digital solutions. I very much look forward to working with all my colleagues in order to create a new bigger and stronger Enlabs.”
Enlabs stands for Entertainment Laboratories. We are a company that creates entertainment through innovative thinking within three business areas: Gaming, Media and Solutions. The corporate group has offices in Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Malta, Marbella and Stockholm. The operating subsidiaries hold national licenses for their operations and the Group employs approximately 200 employees.
Hacksaw Gaming Launches in the Baltics with Betsafe Lithuania
Hacksaw Gaming has officially gone live with its exceptional portfolio of games on Betsafe Lithuania!
On the 24th of November, Hacksaw Gaming graced the online casino with leading titles including Chaos Crew, Wanted Dead or a Wild and RIP City. The thrills do not end there, as Betsafe promises another batch to hit the Lithuanian screens by Q1 of 2024.
Hacksaw Gaming announced its affiliation with Betsson in January 2021, and has since fine tuned the collaboration by leaving its mark across a plethora of regulated markets. However, the long-awaited launch with Betsafe Lithuania marks a significant milestone of particular notability, as Hacksaw games are popularized across a jurisdiction where iGaming is flourishing at a rapid rate, bringing a unique gaming experience to Lithuanian players.
Betsafe Lithuania stands proud at the top of the leaderboards, holding its spot in the top 3 each and every quarter. Betsson, known for its commitment to delivering a top-grade gaming platform, is the perfect partner for Hacksaw Gaming’s innovative and high-quality game content.
In a joint statement, representatives from Hacksaw Gaming and Betsafe Lithuania express their enthusiasm with the new partnership. “This is going to be an unparalleled gaming adventure as Hacksaw Gaming takes the spotlight with Betsafe Lithuania” said Marcus Cordes, CEO of Hacksaw Gaming. Aurimas Silys, Head of Betsafe Lithuania added, “We are very thrilled to add the brilliant content of Hacksaw Gaming to our outstanding casino portfolio and expand our cooperation even further in 2024”.
Paf and Tallink Grupp sign new multi-year agreement
The Nordic gaming company Paf has signed a new multi-year cooperation agreement with the shipping company Tallink Grupp. The agreement marks the extension of a successful partnership, where Paf will continue to provide gaming entertainment onboard the company’s vessels.
“We are pleased to continue our long-standing history with Tallink Grupp. This partnership is an important step towards further improving the entertainment experience for our customers,” says Lasse Danielsson, Chief Operating Officer Land & Ship.
Tallink Grupp operates several passenger ships in the Northern Baltic Sea region under the Tallink and Silja Line brands.
Renewed gaming experience
Paf will renew and modernise the entertainment onboard Tallink Grupp’s ships, which operate under the Silja Line brand between Sweden, Åland and Finland. The upgrade includes new coinless machines, integrated with screens that further enhance the gaming experience.
“We will implement our ‘Customer Journey’ concept, which will be an important factor in improving the interaction with our players. The concept not only strengthens the gaming experience but also our communication about responsible gaming,” says Christian Lundell, Key Account Manager at Paf.
In addition, Paf will review the possibility of expanding the gaming experience with specific amusement games designed for adults.
Improved responsible gaming onboard
Paf has previously implemented updates that have improved responsible gaming onboard Tallink’s ships operating to and from Estonia. On these vessels, passengers are required to identify themselves with their boarding cards to be able to play on a slot machine.
“Through our cooperation with Paf, we have successfully achieved a higher standard for the gaming activities onboard. We especially value Paf’s work on responsible gaming and the improvements implemented on our Estonian-flagged ships. Our goal is to improve responsible gaming onboard all our ships together with Paf in the coming years,” says Kairi Maidla, Group Entertainment Director at Tallink Grupp.
Amusnet to Make a Strong Mark at BEGE Expo 2023
Amusnet is proud to be among the main sponsors of the Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo 2023 (BEGE), as well as the prestigious BEGE Awards 2023, which recognises professionals and organisations for significant contributions and outstanding achievements in the entertainment sector.
“We are proud to be once again a strong part of the Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo, as well as the prominent BEGE Awards, underlining our commitment to quality and excellence in the industry”, commented Ivo Georgiev, CEO of Amusnet. “More than 60 members of our exceptional team will be there, ready to meet and discuss in detail the options to engage with our diverse casino solutions, proven to drive operators’ business forward!”, added Ivo Georgiev.
At the impressive large-scale booth 2.2, visitors can expect to see Amusnet’s latest and most popular casino slot titles, such as Phoenix Star, Aztec Forest, Extra Crown, Fruits & Gold, Power Hot, 20 Bulky Fruits, Candy Palace, 20 Golden Coins, as well as its latest 5-reel themed slots Cavemen and Dinosaurs and Dancing Dead. The thrilling new seasonal-themed slot, inspired by the traditional Mexican feast Day of the Dead, Dancing Dead, is packed with exciting features, including Expanding Wilds, Pick Me Bonuses, and a Gamble mode designed to keep players engaged and entertained. Cavemen & Dinosaurs promises all players a journey back in time with its exciting graphics and 12 captivating symbols, including the Wild meteor and the Scatter volcano. This 5 reel, 20 fixed line video slot also includes thrilling elements such as free spins with random wilds and retrigger options, Instant Win, and a gamble feature for added excitement.
The audience can also expect to witness Amusnet’s renowned Vegas 500x Roulette, Dynamic Roulette 120x, and Live European Roulette, showcasing the company’s experience of delivering top-tier Live Casino experiences.
Amusnet is a leading provider recognised for offering best-performing solutions and innovative products in gaming globally. With over 260 captivating slots, engaging table games, and an immersive Live Casino studio, the company drives sign-ups and revenue for 800+ operators and 1500+ websites in over 31 markets. Currently, Amusnet comprises over 650 industry professionals as the company continues its expansion with new offices in Europe.
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