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Betclic Everest closes Gibraltar operations ahead of Malta merger; Connective Games also heads to Malta

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While other online gambling operators remain committed to their respective business offices in Gibraltar, French sports betting operator Betclic Everest is going the other way, leaving the friendly confines of the British territory to relocate its business functions to its existing operations center in Malta.

Betclic Everest closes Gibraltar operations ahead of Malta merger; Connective Games also heads to Malta“This relocation will allow us to gather teams on a site, in Malta, where we have already been successfully established for a long time,” Betclic Everest group CEO, Isabelle Andrès, told eGaming Review. “Therefore, we will be able to continue, most efficiently, the rationalization and the development of our activities,” she added.

Betclic Everest said that it will give its Gibraltar employees the chance to relocate with the company in Malta. The relocation boosts the company’s Malta office to 300 employees servicing a variety of functions, including customer support, trading, IT and corporate relations. Despite its departure from Gibraltar, the company said it would keep its disaster recovery data center in the peninsula.

Following its operational migration, the igaming operator will support three operational offices; Malta for igaming services and operations, London for sales and marketing and Paris for group corporate governance and strategy.

In related news, Russian bespoke gaming solutions firm Connective Games is joining Betclic in Malta after opening a representative office in the southern European island. This marks the second office Connective Games has opened in recent months, following the launch of its London office earlier this year.

“The local community has been incredible in helping us operate part of our business from Malta,” Connective Games Marketing Manager Julia Salagaeva said. “This move is also fulfilling part of our strategy, which is to target new licensees coming to market that require a fully flexible and scalable platform. The interest in our highly skilled development team, based in Russia, has been fantastic and this extends to [the introduction] of new business who are looking to recommend Connective Games as part of their breadth of choice to their clients.”

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