Gavin Hamilton Joins Octoplay as Chairman Amid Expansion


Octoplay, an emerging force in online casino slots development, is pleased to announce the appointment of industry veteran Gavin Hamilton as Chairman, pending regulatory approval. Hamilton is renowned for his previous role as CEO of Red Tiger and his extensive experience in the igaming industry.

His career highlights include pivotal leadership roles such as CEO at Red Tiger, COO at NetEnt, and Commercial Director at Evolution. Hamilton’s expertise is particularly notable following the acquisition of NetEnt by Evolution, which had previously acquired Red Tiger in 2019.

Joining Octoplay, Hamilton reunites with several former colleagues, bringing his deep industry knowledge and strategic insight to the company. His appointment comes at a critical time for Octoplay, which is rapidly emerging as a key player in the igaming sector.

With a focus on expanding its footprint, particularly in the US market, Octoplay is strategically leveraging Hamilton’s experience to bolster its position and drive growth. His leadership is expected to be instrumental in Octoplay’s journey to become a significant challenger brand in the igaming industry, capitalizing on the opportunities in the evolving market landscape.

Carl Ejlertsson, CEO, expressed his enthusiasm for the role, stating, “As we embark on a transformative journey in 2024, Octoplay is poised for a pivotal year. Gavin’s invaluable experience in navigating the intricacies of scaling a business into diverse regulated markets will undoubtedly expedite our development.”

Hamilton said, “I am thrilled to be joining Octoplay as Chairman. I am impressed by what they have achieved in such a short period and am excited to be part of the delivery of the strategy going forward.”

In a market where establishing a new supplier presents unprecedented challenges, Hamilton emphasises the critical importance of a relentless focus on product and innovation. He commends Octoplay for embodying this principle, stating, “For Octoplay to have already secured partnerships with most of the world’s largest operators is a significant endorsement of their commitment to product excellence and innovation.”

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