Having completed a number of smaller acquisitions to aid the growth of its iGaming business, Cherry has completed its biggest deal to date with the purchase of ComeOn. Chief executive Fredrik Burvall explains why he sees the growing business as a holding company in which smaller ones are freed up to innovate.

The Playtech chief executive was in ebullient mood after announcing another strong set of annual results. And this is just the beginning, he tells Gaming Intelligence.

It is yet to launch its first app, but Oddsium has already had a major impact on the tech space, prompting Apple to change its terms and conditions for developers. With its flagship product set for launch in its native Sweden, CEO Krister Malm discusses the app’s long journey to market.

This could be the most exciting Hot 50 yet. There are more backstage heroes in the Hot 50 than ever before. This is testament to the insider knowledge of the judging panel, which has allowed us to get under the skin of the industry and give real credit to those who rarely see their name in lights.

French sports betting platform provider Sportnco has plans to significantly expand beyond its home market to capitalise on the rapid growth of regulated sports betting in Europe. Chief executive Hervé Schlosser believes that his company is hitting its stride at just the right time to take advantage of the opportunity.

It wasn’t a great year for the world’s financial markets, but the companies making up the Gaming Intelligence stock list saw their combined share price increase by an impressive 57 per cent over the course of 2015.

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