Leading Gambling Sector Lawyer to Head up Spin3's UK Operation
LONDON--(Marketwire - February 04, 2008) - Leading full service
mobile gaming solutions provider Spin3 (www.spin3.com)*, powered by
Microgaming, the world's largest online gaming software provider, has
announced the appointment of its first UK-based executive. Betting
and Gaming sector expert Mark Hirschfield is taking up the role of
Chief Executive, UK Operations. His appointment signals Spin3's
intention to further establish itself as the leading provider of
mobile gaming solutions in the UK.
Formerly of leading law firm Mishcon de Reya, Mark Hirschfield has
developed a unique reputation for being a highly entrepreneurial
internet lawyer whilst working as a corporate lawyer in Mishcon's
prominent Betting and Gaming Group since its inception in 2004.
Whilst at Mishcons Mark worked as a lawyer in the Group which carried
out many of the industry's landmark online gaming M&A and IPO
During his legal career at Mishcon de Reya, Mark was the relationship
lawyer for Spiral Solutions, Spin3's parent company, and provided
continuity on the company's legal and commercial issues. Despite only
being 29 years old, Mark has also had entrepreneurial success during
his career, having been awarded Student Entrepreneur of the Year in
1999 at the modest age of 19. In addition to remaining a consultant
at Mishcon de Reya, Mark currently holds directorships in a number of
online businesses, primarily in the online advertising sector and
other directorships in the property and food retail sectors.
Matti Zinder, Head of Spin3, says, "The appointment of Mark
Hirschfield is a major coup for Spin3. Mark brings a compelling mix
of legal and business experience which we believe can drive our
penetration in the UK market. This move is a significant investment
in Spin3's UK operation, and plays an integral part of the company's
global strategy for success in 2008."
Mark Hirschfield, Spin3's Chief Executive, UK Operations, says,
"Spin3 has a great reputation for leadership and innovation in the
sector. My aim is to drive Spin3's growth into new markets through
its ever-expanding portfolio of market leading products. We plan to
expand our wireless capabilities to build relationships with UK
carriers, and grow our line-up of land-based casinos with OnCash,
Spin3's interactive casino system for land-based enterprises. By
expanding into new sectors beyond its traditional customer base,
Spin3 can lead the UK mobile gambling market in the years to come."
Mishcon de Reya will continue to represent Spiral Solutions as their
lawyers in the UK.
* -- Spin3 is a division of Spiral Solutions Ltd.
About Spin3 (www.spin3.com)
Spin3, a division of Spiral Solutions Ltd., has partnered with
Microgaming, the world's leading developer of online gaming
solutions, to provide turnkey solutions for the mobile gaming arena.
The complete offering includes dynamic wireless real and play-for-fun
casino systems, flash casino, marketing services and innovative
technologies that push the interactive gaming industry to new
About Microgaming (www.microgaming.com)
Since the company developed the first true online casino software
over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative,
reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme,
that averages 60 games per year and a unique 'partnership' approach
to working with operators; Microgaming powers 120 of the world's most
profitable casino sites. The company's front and back-end software
supports multiplayer, multilanguage games -- over 350 of them, all
uniquely branded. The Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network is the
world's largest progressive and has paid out a record £115m plus in
the last four years.
Microgaming software also powers the world's leading poker network
with over 40 card rooms and platforms for landbased and wireless
As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the forefront of an
initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming
industry, and leads in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator
conduct and player protection.
Spin3 Press Contacts:
Nelson Bostock Communications
Tim Lines or Daniela Karthaus
Tel: +44 20 7229-4400
Microgaming Press Contacts:
Tel: +44 20 7680 5500