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Raw iGaming appoints industry veterans to senior management team

| By Marese O'Hagan
Online slots developer Raw iGaming has appointed Ricardo Ruiz, formerly of Videoslots, and ex-NetEnt executive Henrik Fagerlund to C-level roles.

Ruiz joins Raw as its new chief technology officer (CTO). Ruiz has over ten years of industry experience, most recently as CTO of Videoslots where he helped to launch the operator in several regulated markets.

Ruiz also held the position of CTO with Native Sevilla and M-Bet Tanzania.

“I am super passionate about technology, gaming and product innovation and with Raw I get all my boxes checked,” said Ruiz. “It’s such a great time to jump on board, with so much achieved already but still with everything in front of us. I look forward to building new technology, culture and a new team that’s going to disrupt the industry in the most spectacular way.”

Fagerlund has been appointed as Raw’s chief operating officer, which will see him manage Raw’s reliability and industry standards. He previously held the role of managing director of Malta at NetEnt, through the company’s acquisition by Evolution. Fagerlund was subsequently appointed as director of product innovation at Evolution.

He also held positions at GTech and Paf.

“I truly love the igaming industry for being so dynamic and ever-changing but the one thing I feel is missing is true innovation,” said Fagerlund.

Raw was founded in March 2021 by Tom Wood, and recently debuted its new casino system SuperSlice.
“When I met Tom and he showed me the SuperSlice concept and the other stuff he is cooking up I felt like real innovation was here and something I wanted to be a part of. Tom explained this is what Raw is about, shaking things up, innovating, and truly avoiding the sea of sameness,” Fagerlund said.

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