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Malta-headquartered casino operator Videoslots has welcomed Marco Trucco as its new chief marketing officer (CMO).  

Trucco’s appointment follows the departure of Ali Atam, who has left the business to pursue other opportunities.

Atam had been with the company for nearly seven years. He initially joined Videoslots as head of acquisition and was promoted to the position of CMO in November 2017.

Deputy Videoslots CEO Ulle Skottling wished Atam well with his next appointment in comments provided to iGaming NEXT: “In the meantime, we’re really excited to replace him with someone of Marco’s calibre and experience,” he added.

Trucco officially assumed his role on 10 July and boasts 16 years of experience in the iGaming industry.

His most recent position was as managing director of GGPoker, where he established the European hub in Malta and oversaw the expansion of the poker operator into multiple EU markets.

Prior to that, he served as associate director of international marketing at The Stars Group, where he played a key role in the acquisition efforts for PokerStars and PokerStars Casino.

He initially joined the gaming industry in 2007, holding various management positions in Italy, including the role of gaming director at Eurobet.

Two decades of experience

“The role of CMO is a vital part of any business, especially for us at Videoslots, and we believe we are in good hands with Marco at the helm,” Skottling explained.

“Marco has nearly two decades worth of experience, working in various parts of Europe and his understanding of the sector fits in perfectly with our ambitions,” he continued.  

Trucco added: “It is an honour to be appointed CMO at one of the industry’s best operators. My role is to raise Videoslots’ exposure to the growing number of online casino players who demand a superior product and great customer service.  

“I’ll make the best use of my experience and creativity, with the intention of bolstering Videoslots across many markets globally.” 

The operator described Trucco as a “valuable asset” due to his familiarity with the working environment in Malta as the company aims to strengthen its operations in Spain, Italy and LatAm.

Moreover, the operator recently entered the Canadian province of Ontario.

Videoslots was founded in 2011 by ex-poker player Alexander Stevendahl and holds licences in Malta, the UK, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Ontario.

Malta-based casino operator Videoslots has made a new senior hire and appointed Eamonn Faulkner as COO.

Faulkner will utilise nearly two decades of experience in the gaming industry to boost Videoslots’ operational excellence.

He previously worked for Paddy Power Betfair, Matchbook Betting Exchange and DraftKings’ sportsbook supplier SBTech across roles including operations director, head of sportsbook B2C and as a sports betting consultant.

Having previously been based in Dublin, Ireland, he arrives at Videoslots from B2B sports betting platform provider start-up First International Media.

Commenting on Faulkner’s appointment, Ulle Skottling, Videoslots’ deputy CEO, said: “Eamonn’s dedication to delivering successful working relationships at all levels makes him the perfect addition to the Videoslots team.

“His enthusiasm for the role is clear to see and we are delighted to give him the opportunity to truly shine.”

Faulkner added: “Every career milestone I have passed thus far has led me to Videoslots, and I am thrilled to be here.

“My strengths lie in achieving high impact customer and commercial outcomes, and a dynamic company such as this offers the perfect environment to develop my skills further.”

Videoslots was founded in 2011 by Alexander Stevendahl, who is the current CEO.

The operator’s flagship Videoslots.com site is owned by Malta-based parent company Videoslots Ltd, which holds licences in Malta, the UK, Spain, Italy, Denmark and Sweden.