Toronto-listed supplier NYX Gaming Group is embarking on a major recruitment drive as it looks to accelerate the development of its OpenBet sportsbook platform.

The company is looking to hire a further 50 people for its NYX development centre in Greece, which has contributed significantly to OpenBet's integration and implementation projects over the last five years.

The Greek development centre was acquired by OpenBet in April 2015 as part of its strategy of increasing investment in product and innovation, having provided services to the company for a number of years prior to that.

"We’re undergoing a major recruitment drive as part of our ambition to deliver the next iteration of our sportsbook platform. The hub already houses some of the industry’s leading engineers, and we’re looking to expand our operations by hiring the very best technical talent," said Keith O'Loughlin, NYX Gaming Group Executive Vice President, Sportsbook.

"OpenBet has a global reputation and we’re constantly looking to enhance our offering to ensure our partners receive a highly flexible and scalable platform, capable of taking high volumes of bets at peak times."

The current recruitment drive includes roles such as front-end engineers, software architects, development managers and BI engineers across sportsbook, casino, lotteries and bingo.

Shares in NYX Gaming Group Ltd. (Co. Data) (TSX:NYX) closed in Toronto Tuesday up 1.07 per cent at CAD$2.37 per share, setting a new 52 week high since Scientific Games announced its acquisition of the company on September 20th for CAD$2.40 per share, equivalent to an enterprise value of $775m.