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Bingo Operator of the Year
2018 Gaming Intelligence Bingo Operator of the Year
The men behind 888’s Dragonfish platform, Stride Gaming founders Eitan Boyd and Darren Sims, have an outstanding bingo pedigree.
In a market where few see any opportunity for growth, they have carved out space to establish themselves in the market. Net gaming revenue almost doubled to £89.9m in its 2017 financial year, with the acquisitions of Netboost Media, Tarco and 8ball all contributing to growth from brands hosted on its proprietary platform.
It has also made massive strides in developing its mobile offering, with two-thirds of revenue now coming from the channel. At the core of Stride is a 10-man team, led by Boyd and Sims, which has been together since GlobalCom, the platform now more commonly known as Dragonfish.
The pair have been able to retain and motivate a talented team. While Boyd and Sims’ previous bingo ventures have been snapped up by 888, Stride has already grown to the point where it could acquire the sort of companies that would have once seen it as a target. Even Jackpotjoy’s management will be looking nervously over their shoulders.
Last year’s winner: Jackpotjoy