Quickspin’s Valeria Russo won ‘Star of the Future’ award at Women in Gaming Diversity Awards 2019

Stockholm, May 17th, 2019 – Valeria Russo, Account Manager at Swedish slot specialist Quickspin, a Playtech Group company, won the ‘Star of the Future’ award at the prestigious Women in Gaming Diversity Awards in London last night.

Valeria has been working in the gaming industry for over 6 years, and she’s been with Quickspin since 2018.

Quickspin was nominated for no less than 6 awards in this year’s WIG Awards. The company as a whole was nominated for both Best Place to Work and Company of the Year, and in addition to Valeria’s ‘Star of the Future’ award, these individuals were also nominated:Emilie Zamponi, Gamification Sales Director, B2B Excellence Award; Sandra Lindberg, HR Manager, Leader of the Year Award, and Tetyana Matvyeyeva, Agile Project Manager, Market & Integrations, Young Leader of the Year Award.

Daniel Lindberg, Quickspin CEO, said: ”We’re so proud of Valeria for winning the ‘Star of the Future’ award – she’s been a fantastic addition to the Quickspin family and we couldn’t be happier for her! Our equality work is at the heart of everything we do at Quickspin, so just being recognized by such a prestigious industry award and being shortlisted for 6 awards was an amazing achievement in itself. To actually win one of the awards amongst such stiff competition feels like an extra bonus!”

The Women in Gaming Diversity Awards is hosted by The International Gaming Awards (IGA), which is known as the ‘Oscars of the Gaming Industry’. The WIG Diversity Awards state on their website that they are “a superb opportunity for employers to recognize wellbeing and diversity within their organization and the contribution it has on the success to their business”. WIG Diversity Awards 2019 took place at the Savoy Hotel in London on the 16th of May.

Founded in 2011, Quickspin rapidly established itself as a leading development studio for real money and social casino gaming, and the company was acquired by Playtech in March 2016. Now licensed in multiple jurisdictions, its award-winning content has seen the company sign agreements with a long list of leading operators.


For more information about this press release, please email info@quickspin.com.For more information about Quickspin, contact Linn Lange at linn.lange@quickspin.com.

About Quickspin
Quickspin is a Swedish game studio developing innovative video slots for real money online gambling and free to play social markets. The aim of our 90-strong team of gaming industry veterans is to cause a market-changing shift in quality and innovation by creating the kind of games that we as players would love to play. Quickspin games are integrated with our customers’ casino through our own platform which includes ground breaking promotional tools to help attract and retain players.


About Playtech
Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a technology leader in the gambling and financial trading industries.

Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading technology company, delivering businessintelligence-driven gambling software, services, content and platform technology across the industry’s most popular product verticals, including casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data-driven marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.

Playtech’s partners with and invests in the leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data-driven gambling technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry’s leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and government sponsored entities such as lotteries. As of June 2018, through the acquisition of Snaitech, Playtech directly owns and operates the leading sports betting and gaming brand in online and retail in Italy, Snai. Snaitech operates a B2B2C model as a service provider, allowing franchisees to utilise the Playtech technology stack in in the retail environment while operating the leading brand, Snai, directly online as a B2C business.

Playtech’s Financials Division, named TradeTech Group, is a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a B2C and B2B basis.

Playtech has in total c.5,800 employees across 17 countries and is headquartered in the Isle of Man.


For further information please contact:

Playtech plc
James Newman, Director of Corporate affairs
Headland Consultancy
Tom James c/o Headland Consultancy

+44 (0)20 3805 4822


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