International gaming expert appointed to lead eQube's next stage of growth
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EDMONTON, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - eQube Gaming Limited (TSX-V: EQG) ("eQube" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of John Purcell as Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of the Company, reporting to the Chairman of eQube's board of directors (the "eQube Board"). In the view of the eQube Board, the Company is at a crucial stage in its growth as a leading provider of eBingo solutions and Mr. Purcell's appointment is expected to result in a focus on expanding eQube's existing customer base, introducing the Company to market leading operators in jurisdictions where it does not currently operate, and directing an expanding product portfolio to complement the eQube gaming system.
Mr. Purcell is a 25-year veteran of the global gaming industry with recognized expertise in developing domestic and international gaming markets, as well as providing industry leading expertise in advanced gaming technologies. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Purcell served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company.
"To be able to lead and add value to the enhancement of an exciting company, such as eQube, is a privilege. We have the most comprehensive suite of eBingo products in the market for gaming operators and have proven that we add tangible value to our customers," said Mr. Purcell. "eQube has been an understated presence in the market with an incredible offering that has already been adopted by leading tribal, commercial and charitable operators. I look forward to taking on the challenge of driving eQube to the eBingo market leading presence I know it can be, globally".
Mr. Purcell replaces Kent Tong who has resigned from his position as CEO, and from the eQube Board, although he shall remain as an advisor to the eQube Board. Mr. Tong has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer ("COO") of the Company, reporting to the CEO. In his role as COO, Mr. Tong is expected to continue to provide a pivotal role in the Company's operations as well as ongoing market and technology development. The eQube Board, management, and staff of eQube have united in thanks to Kent Tong for his service as President and CEO, as he laid the strong foundations of the Company over the past 17 years.
eQube is a leading provider of electronic bingo (eBingo) systems for land based gaming operators in commercial and charitable gaming facilities. eQube has the majority market share in the Canadian regulated bingo market, as well as the Irish market and operates the linked bingo games in Alberta and Ireland. Current solutions, consisting of commercial eBingo, linked wide area bingo, traditional bingo and automated bingo style electronic games are complemented by enterprise class accounting and back office reporting combined with open platform customer management data tools. eQube's platform provides new and enhanced revenue channels by enhancing the experience, environment and service to our clients' customers.
eQube has been offering its eBingo and related gaming solutions to commercial, tribal, regulatory and charitable customers worldwide since its inception in 1999. eQube is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EQG. For more information visit: www.eqube.com
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