Relax Gaming appoints Simon Hammon as new CEO


Relax Gaming has found a new CEO in the form of its own Chief Product Officer (CPO) Simon Hammon, who will take over from Tommi Maijala.

Hammon has served as CPO of Relax Gaming for nearly five years, and his move to the top job will be the final step in a more than decade-long career in iGaming.

Prior to joining the company in 2018, the industry veteran was CPO for supplier NetEnt, a role he held from 2011 until his move to Relax.

Maijala, meanwhile, has been CEO since November 2019 and will remain with Relax until the end of 2022 to support Hammon’s transition to the top job.

“We are absolutely delighted to announce Simon Hammon as Relax Gaming’s newest Chief Executive Officer,” said Chairman of the Board, Patrik Österåker, commenting on Hammon’s appointment.

“Relax steadfastly continues on its journey to claim an ever-increasing footprint in the gambling industry, and we believe Simon with his experience, knowledge and vision is the perfect person to lead the team for years to come.”

Hammon was also excited about his promotion, commenting, “I am truly honored to take on the position of Chief Executive Officer at Relax Gaming.

“As a company, we have grown steadily over the past few years and we represent a world-class offering across all industries.

“Of course a company is only as strong as the people who embody its mission, and I’ve been blessed with a team that is so passionate about what they do and wants to see Relax taken to the next level.”

In the past 12 months, Relax Gaming has entered North America and obtained a vendor license in Ontario’s newly regulated iGaming market. The company also entered Italy and Spain with PokerStars and Entain respectively.

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