Relax Gaming, the iGaming aggregator and supplier of unique content are delighted to announce that Simon Hammon has been appointed chief executive officer of Relax Gaming.

The former chief product officer will replace Tommi Maijala, who had held the position since November 2019. Tommi will remain with Relax Gaming until the end of 2022, supporting Simon in his transition.

Simon moves into the role of CEO with great experience under his belt, having served 10 years within executive management teams with close to five of these as CPO for Relax Gaming.

With a 12-year history, Relax has built a solid reputation for market-leading products and solutions driven by its Poker, Bingo, Casino and Aggregation business. The company has gone from strength to strength with a deep distribution and partner network, presenting a compelling offering to the market.

In recent years, Relax Studios have showcased market-leading and award-winning game offerings, including the hugely popular Temple Tumble and Money Train franchises. More recently, the company has showcased its innovative Dream Drop Jackpot series to great acclaim.

Commenting on Simon Hammon’s appointment to CEO, Patrik Österåker, chairman of the board, said:“We’re absolutely delighted to announce Simon Hammon as Relax Gaming’s newest Chief Executive Officer. Relax is continuing steadfast on its journey to claim an ever-larger footprint in the gambling industry, and we believe Simon with his experience, knowledge and vision is the perfect person to lead the team in the coming years.

“Simultaneously, we’d like to take the opportunity to extend our gratitude to our outgoing CEO Tommi Maijala, who has been instrumental in guiding the company through arguably the most pivotal years of our history. Simon will be able to continue building boldly, supported by the confidence that a rock-solid foundation provides.”

Simon Hammon, CEO of Relax Gaming, added: “I’m truly honoured to take on the position of Chief Executive Officer at Relax Gaming. As a company, we’ve continued to grow from strength to strength over the last few years and we represent a world class offering across all verticals.

“Of course, a company is only as strong as the people who embody its mission, and I’m blessed to have a team who are so passionate about what they do and want to see Relax taken to the next level.

“Relax has grown in terms of people but also in terms of market power and brand. This is something I’m keen to continue and help drive. Relax has a bright future filled with global expansion, exciting new product offerings and a positive working culture. I look forward to continuing on this journey with you.”

The last twelve months have seen the studio make its long-awaited entry into North America, having been named one of the first suppliers to enter the newly regulated Ontario market. Relax also entered Italy and Spain with Pokerstars and Entain respectively.

As a result, Relax has enjoyed a spate of accolades since the start of 2021, picking up more than ten prestigious industry awards. More recently Relax was named Best Mobile Gaming Software Provider at the 2022 EGR B2B Awards and Best Game Provider at the AskGamblers Awards. The company has consistently enjoyed a myriad of other industry award nominations throughout this year.   

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