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Playtech’s Andreas Köberl joins BetGames.tv as CEO

| By Aaron Noy
Live dealer content provider BetGames.Tv has hired Andreas Köberl as its new chief executive, with the supplier's founder Vygerdas Jonikas to shift to the role of chief product officer as a result.

Köberl joins from Playtech Sports, where he started as commercial director and went on to head up the Trinity Bet Group, which operates the Germany and Austria-facing sportsbook brand, Hpybet.

He holds several degrees in engineering and business, including a PhD in high-tech marketing, and brings over 12 years of experience in various positions managing complex software products, including a spell at technology giant Microsoft.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I have had the opportunity to learn from several B2B industry leaders over the past decade, and my recent experience building up a B2C operator in a highly-competitive market will serve me well as I look forward to this exciting challenge at BetGames.Tv.

“I am grateful for the trust that has been placed in me. Vygerdas and the team have built an incredible and unique company and culture which I plan to grow to new heights in the coming years.”

BetGames’ founder, Vygerdas Jonikas will now focus on product innovation as the company’s product chief.

Jonikas added: “It has been a very pleasant journey, from a crazy idea to today, a successful company, where we have filled the betting market with a constant calendar of table games, lotteries and other inventive live content.

“I strongly believe that everybody should do what they are best at. For me, this means generating new product ideas and driving innovation, and I’m thrilled to have a superbly-qualified candidate in Andreas coming into the CEO role, where his experience and hunger for new challenges fits perfectly.”

BetGames.tv has expanded its client list throughout 2020, signing deals with B2B software suppliers SBTech and Nsoft, as well as deals in Latin America with local operators Doradobet and Apuesta Total.

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