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Quickspin providing BetClic with slots; Odobo reaches first deal; Another exec gone at Playtech

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news in brief may 2Stockholm-based game developer Quickspin has signed an agreement with BetClic Expekt to provide a portfolio of video slots. The “multiyear agreement” gives the company access to Quickspin’s full complement of games, which currently stands at six. Daniel Lindberg, CEO of Quickspin, added: “I am very pleased that we have managed to ink a partnership with two such renowned operators as betclic.com and expekt.com. We look forward to see our games go live on their sites.” The games are the same ones already up and running on Plumbee’s Mirrorball Slots app on Facebook and the first game will go live with BetClic Expekt later this month.

HTML5 developer Odobo has signed one of its first partnerships with Austrian firm Rabcat Gaming. The technology will allow Rabcat to develop games on HTML5 for the first time after they previously published games only on Flash. The Legend of Olympus is the first game to be converted to HTML5 using Odobo’s Game Development Kit and will appear in Odobo’s B2B “app store”. Florian Schmid, head of production at Rabcat, also admitted that Castle Builder and Forsaken Kingdom would be ready “in the New Year”. Odobo, meanwhile, are expecting to announce new partnerships in the “coming weeks”.

Gaming software provider Playtech have promoted Ron Hoffman to the position of the group’s finance director after the resignation of David Mathewson. The incumbent leaves on December 31 with Hoffman stepping up from his current role as the firm’s vice president of finance. The latest departure follows a tumultuous few months that has seen a number of executives leave the company with the latest likely to be linked to the company’s “non-performance”. Maybe Mathewson just fell out with the company’s founder/largest shareholder/ex-con Teddy Sagi… Only they will know.

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