LeoVegas launches Warsaw tech hub to maintain strategic momentum

Detailing an ambition to remain at the forefront of technology development and innovation, LeoVegas Group has launched a tech hub in Warsaw.

The international gambling group plans to hire 60 developers at the new Warsaw site over the next two years alongside ongoing recruitment in the UK, Sweden and Netherlands.

LeoVegas has identified a “growing demand” for technological development in line with its international expansion as well as a need for “future-proofing” of its customer experience capability around products, personalisations and payments. 

“LeoVegas’ success, and the award-winning gaming experience that we give our customers, is driven by our innovative mindset and our proprietary platform, Rhino,” said Mattias Wedar, Chief Product & Tech Officer at LeoVegas Group.

“Our new hub in Warsaw is a key part of our strategy to stay right at the forefront of innovation, new product development, and payments while offering a highly personalised experience to our customers. Our new hub will kickstart this next phase of development.”

Although the tech HQ will be based in Warsaw, LeoVegas commercial operations will remain unavailable in Poland, with the group’s strategy in the country focusing entirely on technology and product development.

The firm has placed tech and innovation as a core element of its wider strategy, with one third of its workforce employed in this area, whilst also being the first operator to run a cloud-based platform and leverage open-banking payments. 

LeoVegas’ increased focus in the technology space follows a challenging trading year for the company in 2021, with hurdles encountered in Germany and the Netherlands in particular, although revenues and EBITDA were recovered in the fourth quarter. 

Moving forward from the firm’s full year trading results, group CEO Gustaf Hagman asserted that there was “significant potential for a smartphone-oriented casino expert” in the North American betting sector, whilst also planning for further investment in LeoVegas’ gaming studio throughout 2022.

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