Spanish bingo specialist Zitro Interactive has been awarded a Class 4 gaming license by the Malta Gaming Authority, the first supplier to be approved to offer video bingo games from the jursidiction.

The license will allow Zitro to target a wider range of online casino operators, with the company expected to announce new agreements in the coming months.

Already this year, Zitro has launched its games online in Europe with the likes of Suertia and Codere in Spain, as well as in Latin America via Caliente, Codere in Mexico, Playbonds and Betmotion.

“Obtaining the Malta licence is a real boost to our pride here at Zitro, especially for the online division,” commented Rais Busom, divisional director of Zitro Interactive. “It's an acknowledgement of a job well done, and is definitely a major step forward towards the new successes to come.”

Zitro CEO Sebastián Salat added: “Zitro is committed to its objective of being amongst the top companies in the gaming industry, and this includes expanding our presence online. The licence granted by the Maltese authorities is a very significant advance towards this objective.”

In related news, Zitro has strengthened its sales department as it looks to expand its business outside of its core land-based video bingo market.

The supplier has added Nadège Teyssedre and Inés Pérez to its sales team, and has given Alfonso Sánchez greater levels of responsibility within the department.

Teyssedre joins Zitro as the regional manager for EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), and will report directly to CEO Salat.

She will be responsible for marketing current Zitro video bingo products, as well as future products such as lotto machines and the electronic bingo hall systems.

Teyssedre has almost ten years’ experience in the gaming industry, having worked for WMS Gaming as sales manager for Europe.

Inés Pérez joins Zitro as marketing manager, where she will be responsible for the company’s management of operational marketing policies and corporate communications.

Pérez has thirteen years’ experience in the gaming industry, having also worked at WMS Gaming, firstly as an international marketing manager, working in close collaboration with the corporate marketing team in the US, and then as gaming operations manager.

Alfonso Sánchez, currently Zitro’s new business development director, will take up the post of corporate accounts and expansion manager for Spain.

Zitro vice president Manuela Jiménez said that this appointment was due to the success of the supplier’s Big Bang and Blackwave gaming machines in Spain, the expansion plans of its electronic and dynamic bingos systems, and the entry of new Zitro product lines into gaming rooms and bingo halls, which mean that “we have to strengthen our Spanish sales team with the talent, experience and the relational capital that only Alfonso Sánchez can provide."

“I want to thank Alfonso for his dedication and commitment throughout the time when he was at the head of the development of new international business for the company, and for accepting the responsibility for helping the Spanish sales team in their relations with corporate clients and in the development of new business in the domestic sphere,” said Salat.

“I'd also like to give a warm welcome to Nadège and Inés. After working with them for many years, I'm more than convinced that they both shall contribute with the excellence of their work to the rapid growth of Zitro in line with the ambitious objectives we have set ourselves.”

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