Microgaming names Leon Thomas managing director of bingo

3 June 2019

Isle of Man based igaming software supplier Microgaming has appointed Leon Thomas as its new managing director of bingo.

Thomas has more than 10 years’ industry experience, and joins from games developer Instant Win Gaming (IWG), where he served as chief commercial officer.

In his new role, he has been tasked with maximising the success of the bingo vertical, developing a long-term business strategy and capitalising on commercial opportunities.

Thomas has a particularly strong grounding in online bingo, having served as managing director of Tombola, where he launched the brand in Italy and Spain, as well as consolidating its leading position in the UK.

He has also held senior roles for the Rank Group’s Mecca Digital division, Caesars Entertainment and NYX Gaming Group.

“We are pleased to welcome Leon to the Microgaming family,” Microgaming chief executive John Coleman said. “With his immense experience in online gaming and knowledge of both B2B and B2C industries, Leon will play a leading role as we continue to maximise the value, success and growth of our bingo vertical.”

Thomas added: “I am delighted to be appointed Managing Director of Bingo for one of the gaming industry’s foremost entertainment providers.

“Microgaming has a fantastic platform, and given its scale and reach, it is set to substantially grow the bingo side of its business.”