Sportsbook provider EveryMatrix has today agreed a deal to acquire Norwegian iGaming industry software provider Miles Ahead. The deal that was struck for an undisclosed amount will have implications in the mobile gambling industry as Miles Ahead has already launched specialist bingo and poker apps for iPhone and Android. Miles Ahead’s software will be sold as standalone products in the EveryMatrix gaming portfolio but will also be available as part of a complete turnkey solution using the GamMatrix platform.
EveryMatrix CEO Ebbe Groes said, “Miles Ahead has one of the strongest development teams we’ve met so far. Their games are fast, well designed, and with cool graphics. In particular, this is a team with great experience and skills in mobile development. They fit in beautifully in our organization and we’re very proud to join forces with Miles Ahead and have reached a level of maturity that allows us to do transactions such as this.”
The world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars, has announced the appointment of two new members of its executive team. Guy Templer, former CEO of Netplay TV, joins as the new Corporate Business Development Officer. Templer will be responsible for business development and will use his significant amount of gaming industry experience to introduce PokerStars into new markets.
In a month when Arsenal re-signed veteran keeper Jens Lehmann, PokerStars seem to be following their lead in reappointing their former Poker Room Manager, Lee Jones. As one of the most recognizable figures in the online poker industry, Jones recently left his post as Card Room Manager at Cake Poker and will be responsible for the Home Games feature at PokerStars.
These both obviously pale into insignificance compared with the wonders that the recruitment of Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has done for the company, nonetheless they’re still significant appointments.