Leading iGaming firm bolsters team with ex-Rank & Flutter exec

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — gaming networkInc. (GPN) – the only company that enables casinos, sportsbooks, DFS and other gaming companies to expand their B2C real money online offerings across the majority of the United States – announced today that she had named Ian Smith as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this new role, Smith will drive product expansion, technology innovation and platform scalability to support GPN’s integration of its proprietary disclosure technology within its network of B2B customers. He joins GPN from renowned global game companies such as Rank Interactive, Flutter Entertainment and William Hillwhere he served as CTO, CTO, and Global Director, respectively.

“We are delighted to welcome Ian to the GPN team,” said Russell well, President of GPN. “He is an experienced iGaming innovator who is uniquely positioned to take GPN’s one-of-a-kind iGaming platform to its next stage of commercialization. Ian’s leadership will accelerate growth, expand the company footprint and create exciting new experiences for players.”

“I’ve been in iGaming since its inception, and I’m really energized by GPN’s unprecedented approach to revolutionizing the space,” Smith shared. “GPN is ready for its next ambitious step, and I look forward to leveraging my 20+ years of gaming experience to ensure we meet and exceed GPN’s goals.”

During his tenure at Flutter, Smith was responsible for technology strategy for the international division, which included such prominent brands as PokerStars, Betfair International and AdjaraBet, where he drove major technical changes across the division. Among other career highlights, Smith points to enterprise-level transformation at Rank Interactive, where he was responsible for building internal development teams from the ground up and introducing a consistent agile work across the platform and organization, as well as first by William Hill The ambitions of the American platform following the repeal of PASPA.

About Gaming Network:
Game Play Network, Inc. is a Los Angelesbased in iGaming with a patented software and technology platform that allows revealing real money bets on live horse racing in conjunction with casino-type games (e.g. slots, keno and video poker). GPN is a deposit betting company legally licensed to conduct Internet betting on horse racing under the Federal Interstate Horse Racing Act and applicable state laws. GPN conducts its B2C business through and also enables third-party brands to offer real-money mobile casino-style gaming in states where other forms of iGaming are not legal. The company currently operates in 22 states with the ability to launch in up to 40 states.

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