He joins the company’s leadership team to build and strengthen its iGaming offering, “bringing his extensive experience leading digital transformation in the online gaming industry,” Aruze Gaming noted.
As Vice President of iGaming, Hansen will lead the implementation and execution of bringing the company to online gamblers around the world. Aruze’s exclusive titles will be available with partners in both Social Gaming and licensed Real Money iGaming jurisdictions, with Hansen to oversee all iGaming operations and efforts as the group aims to build its strategic vision.
“IGaming is an important market opportunity for Aruze,” said Aruze Gaming President Rob Ziems.
“Kurt’s experience throughout the gaming industry will be instrumental in building our iGaming department. Kurt will be a major asset as we explore and advance our online gaming presence.”
Hansen most recently served as Head of Digital at GameCo, having also spent time at Aristocrat and Game Account Network (GAN), where he specialised in the management of online gaming platforms.
He commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Aruze team. There is so much room for innovation in gaming, specifically online gaming, and I’m excited to build off of Aruze’s current momentum and bring their innovative products to the iGaming space.”
Founded in 1983, Aruze now operates in almost 40 countries, with the group licensed in over 200 gaming jurisdictions. The company designs, develops and manufactures gambling entertainment solutions for the global casino market.