Evolution Gaming, the pioneer of video-streamed Live Dealer gaming, has appointed Jesper von Bahr as Chief Legal Officer to help drive the company’s expansion into new international jurisdictions and deregulated markets.
von Bahr is a highly experienced international corporate and commercial lawyer. He was previously a partner at the Swedish law firm Lofalk, which specialises in cross-border corporate restructuring and financing. Prior to that he was General Counsel at Rebtel Networks, the global mobile telecommunications provider. He has also held positions as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co and for the City of London-based international law firm Macfarlanes and Swedish law firm Cederquist.
Commenting on his appointment, von Bahr said: “Having established itself as the clear leader in online live gaming in Europe, Evolution is committed to extending that market-leading position into new territories across the gaming world. This is as enormously exciting opportunity as there is both increasing deregulation of markets and growing demand for Evolution Gaming solutions worldwide”.
Expanding on the critical roles of sound legal advice and compliance in online gaming, von Bahr commented: “Trust and integrity are foundation stones of the Evolution platform and they are critical to acquiring and retaining customers in online gaming. Evolution is 100% committed to regulatory and legal compliance to deliver ethical gaming solutions of the highest standard. This commitment, allied to the robust, innovative and highly localised and personalised nature of Evolution solutions, has made Evolution Gaming the first choice of leading online operators. My role is to ensure that Evolution solutions are localised, from a legal and ethical perspective, to the exact needs of operators, their customers and their jurisdictions, whatever the market. It’s a vital part of our service to our clients and our ability to work alongside clients as a trusted partner.”
Evolution solutions include Live Roulette, Live Blackjack, Live Baccarat and a brand new category – Live Slots. Games are video-streamed in real time to players’ PCs and feature TV quality live action with real dealers, real wheels, real cards and real-time interaction amongst dealer and players.
In 2010 Evolution became the first European company to achieve the eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) Certified Live Dealer Seal. Evolution’s clients include 888, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, PartyGaming, SportingBet, William Hill, Unibet, and many more leading operators.