Michael Rumbolz, the esteemed Executive Chair of Everi Holdings, has been elected as the new chairman of the American Gaming Association (AGA), poised to lead the gaming industry into a future rich with innovation and responsible practices. This strategic appointment marks a new era in gaming leadership and industry advancement.
The gaming world is set to witness a transformative leadership change! Michael Rumbolz, a luminary in the gaming industry, steps up as the new chairman of the American Gaming Association, succeeding the accomplished Jim Allen.
Rumbolz, who will begin his two-year term in January 2024, brings to the table a wealth of experience that spans the entirety of the gaming sector. His journey from a busboy to the c-suite epitomizes the essence of growth and versatility in the industry, making him an ideal fit for this influential role.
As the gaming industry evolves, facing challenges from illegal gambling to responsible gambling initiatives, Rumbolz’s leadership is set to be pivotal. His unique blend of expertise in gaming equipment manufacturing, casino operations, casino fintech, digital gaming, and regulatory frameworks will be instrumental in navigating and shaping the future of the industry.
Stay tuned to witness how Michael Rumbolz, with his unparalleled experience and vision, leads the AGA and the wider gaming industry towards new heights of innovation and responsibility.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to help shape gaming’s future as the AGA’s next chair,” Rumbolz stated, highlighting his eagerness to build on the progress made during Jim Allen’s tenure.
Bill Miller, AGA President and CEO, expressed his excitement about Rumbolz’s election, noting, “Mike’s career as an operator, manufacturer and regulator is unparalleled and will be vital to driving meaningful progress on industry priorities.”
The AGA has played a crucial role during Jim Allen’s chairmanship, notably in supporting the industry’s record-setting recovery post-COVID and in evolving the industry’s approach to responsible gaming. Allen’s leadership has been instrumental in strengthening the AGA’s mission and impact.
As Rumbolz takes the baton, the AGA stands at a pivotal moment, ready to leverage his diverse experience and insights. His tenure is eagerly anticipated, with the industry looking forward to the innovative approaches and strategies he will bring to the table.
“Our industry and this association have never been stronger. I am immensely proud of our success over the last two years accelerating gaming’s recovery while defining and advancing new priorities,” reflected Jim Allen, underscoring the solid foundation upon which Rumbolz will now build. The AGA, under the combined leadership of Mike and Bill, is poised for continued success and groundbreaking achievements.
SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator Sees 2.6x Surge in Bets: 2023 Report
In a dynamic year for the iGaming industry, the SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator has released its 2023 report, offering insights into significant trends and achievements.
Notably, the report reveals a staggering 2.6 times increase in bets participating in jackpots, shedding light on the growing appeal of these mechanics among operators and players alike.
A Year of Remarkable Growth
Throughout 2023, bets participating in jackpots experienced consistent quarterly growth, witnessing a remarkable 165% increase from January to December. By the end of the year, the total value of these bets had surged to an impressive 6.396 billion euros. Moreover, the number of jackpot campaigns witnessed a substantial growth of 3.8 times compared to the previous year, totaling 230 campaigns.
Expanding Reach and Impact
One of the standout achievements of 2023 was the expansion of the Jackpot Aggregator’s footprint. The number of brands utilizing its jackpot solution tripled within the year, culminating in over 70 active brands by year-end. This surge in adoption reflects a heightened level of market trust and interest in the product.
Introducing the Prime Jackpot Campaign
A significant milestone of 2023 was the introduction of the Prime Jackpot campaign, which debuted in Q4. This innovative feature garnered considerable attention and interest from players across various casinos. The Prime Jackpot campaign allows operators to participate in shared prize pools, ensuring that rewards are drawn from the collective pool rather than from a specific brand operator. This approach not only offers larger rewards to attract more players but also enhances player engagement and loyalty while optimizing operational costs for operators.
Insights from SOFTSWISS
Aliaksei Douhin, Head of SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator, shared his insights into the year’s achievements. He emphasized the noticeable increase in clients and connected casino brands, as well as the growing volume and value of bets in jackpots. He expressed satisfaction in witnessing clients actively embracing the Jackpot Aggregator and recognizing the added value it brings to their brand operations. The solution empowers operators to provide players with enhanced gaming experiences and more enticing winnings. Client feedback is actively collected and analyzed to ensure clients have access to the most sought-after tools and mechanics.
Looking Ahead to 2024
In 2024, the SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator is set to extend its reach to a wider spectrum of clients. This expansion will be guided by a customized approach, ensuring that each client can tailor the product’s capabilities to meet their specific requirements.
Meet SOFTSWISS at ICE London
The SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator team will be present at ICE London from February 6th to 8th, 2024. They are ready to showcase their latest advancements and engage in discussions with existing and potential clients.
SOFTSWISS is a renowned international iGaming company that offers certified software solutions for managing gambling operations. With a dedicated team of over 2000 employees spread across Malta, Poland, and Georgia, SOFTSWISS holds multiple gaming licenses and provides comprehensive iGaming software solutions. Their diverse product portfolio includes the Online Casino Platform, the Game Aggregator featuring thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, the Sportsbook software, and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013, SOFTSWISS made history by introducing the world’s first Bitcoin-optimized online casino solution.
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