Aspire Global’s Pariplay, the leading aggregator and content provider, has announced that Joey Hurtado has been appointed as Managing Director of its Games division.
Experienced iGaming professional Hurtado, who has spent the last two years as Head of Product Operations at Gamesys, is tasked with leading the strategic development of Pariplay’s in-house games studio and proprietary content, with a strong emphasis on empowering this division as a distinctive business unit and delivering greater value to the company’s partners.
Hurtado’s decade spent in the industry also includes roles at 888 Holdings, Unibet Group, GVC and Betsson, where he was Managing Director of operator brands including Casino Euro, Norges Automaten and Suomiarvat.
He joins Pariplay at an exciting juncture in the company’s development, as it continues to make major inroads into regulated markets globally. In recent months, Pariplay has enhanced its Fusion™ platform by adding titles from a wide range of studios, signed deals to add its proprietary games to new platforms worldwide and gained supplier licences for Greece and West Virginia.
Pariplay’s proprietary portfolio of slots includes a wide range of 120+ innovative and entertaining titles, with 25 new games added in the last year amid strong, steady increases in revenue. Pariplay has invested heavily in licensing and jurisdictional compliance as a competitive edge, enabling the company’s games portfolio to go live in new markets easily and more quickly than ever before.
Pariplay games are now live and certified for more than 15 regulated jurisdictions, including: New Jersey, UK, Spain, Colombia, Sweden, Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Romania, Switzerland and Germany. The company also holds B2B licenses in New Jersey, West Virginia, UK, Malta, Gibraltar, Romania and Greece.
Joey Hurtado, Managing Director of Gaming at Pariplay, said: “It is a privilege to be joining a company with a well-earned reputation for excellence in both aggregation and the production of its own high-quality in-house content. My goal now is to use my own industry experience to drive forward Pariplay’s games development strategy so that we can put our titles in front of as many eyes as possible around the world.”
Adrian Bailey, Managing Director at Pariplay, said: “Joey brings the sort of experience and deep industry knowledge that will prove invaluable as we implement our growth strategy for proprietary games content. I look forward to working together as we continue to make rapid progress in an ever-increasing number of regulated markets.”