Industry veteran Luigi Spina recruited by market-leading poker platform provider ahead of SiGMA 2019 as new Head of Business Development

EvenBet Gaming, the leading poker platform provider, has appointed industry veteran Luigi Spina to the new role of Head of Business Development, as they look to extend their presence and influence across the sector.

Spina, who is now based at the firm’s offices in Malta, arrives at EvenBet, having taken the developmental reins as both Commercial Director and Poker Director in a similar senior domain across previous positions. In his former roles, he diligently built brand reputation in global gaming markets, with a keen eye for strategy and sales throughout international digital jurisdictions.

Now Spina brings those skills to bear at one of the gaming industry’s pre-eminent poker platform providers. He will be responsible for managing EvenBet’s existing partners, spearheading the expansion of EvenBet’s dedicated software skill-set into worldwide territories. After an eight-year stint specialising in online gaming across LatAm, Spina will bid to realise the company’s growth in the most promising poker markets, including the overlapping regions of Latin and South America.

Spina said: “I’ve always based my business relationships on the ability to add value. Working with EvenBet, a company founded on my poker passions, I’ve not only found a string of products that complement different aspects of the business, but also a strong, experienced team that are client-focused and eager to tailor their offering to make it work for the customer.

“The team at EvenBet have solid relationships across the sector, fostered after years of successful commercial development alongside loyal partnership-building in the igaming space. They’re trusted and respected. I can’t be part of a better story than that.”

Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO at EvenBet Gaming, said: “We’re thrilled Luigi is joining the EvenBet team. His 20 years of experience and contacts in sales and business development are exceptional. We feel sure he’ll be a true asset to both EvenBet and all our clients, as we bid to broaden our global footprint.”

EvenBet delegates, led by Starostenkov and Spina, will be on site at this month’s SiGMA summit in Malta, where EvenBet is reframing the future for poker’s comeback vertical with a varied offering of games, digital content and social components.

Spina added: “We can’t wait to return to Malta and show how our poker offering can boost engagement and revenues for casino and sportsbook operators. It all begins with SiGMA’s annual poker tournament, which provides the traditional curtain-raiser to proceedings. Dmitry and I hope to see you there.

“With so much core technological evolution already behind us, we now look forward to growing in accordance with those advances. SiGMA provides us with the perfect opportunity to catch up with existing partners and meet new clients with whom we can broaden our mutual horizons. You can come and find us at stand ST15.”

Leveraging his LatAm expertise for EvenBet’s top-class platform, Spina will also be on site at next week’s SAGSE summit (20 – 22 November) in Buenos Aires. To book a meeting with EvenBet at either conference, please email: [email protected], or call +356 99 656 474.

EvenBet has launched nearly 100 poker rooms over the past 10 years, offering 28 different game types to approximately five million active players. The company continues to place a responsive and reliable poker solution at the heart of its progressive omnichannel portfolio.