EvenBet Gaming boosts LatAm presence with Colombia role for Manuel Jimenez

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Online gaming software firm EvenBet Gaming has moved to reinforce its position in Colombia and maintain its LatAm business presence with the appointment of Manuel Jimenez as its representative for the country.

Jimenez brings a wealth of igaming experience, having held senior positions at numerous organizations including event company GAT EXPO, software suppliers Join Games and Spinola Gaming, and operator Apuesta Rápida Perú. He was also director of the magazines Apuesta Colombia and Sector de Juego Panamá. 

In his new role he will work closely with EvenBet’s new and existing partners in Colombia, one of the biggest regulated markets in Latin America.

The appointment of Jimenez complements the company’s Spanish-speaking support team in Costa Rica, led by Danny Ortiz, and demonstrates the platform provider’s strong ambitions to increase its foothold within one of the industry’s fastest growing regions.

CEO Dmitry Starostenkov said: “We’re thrilled Manuel is joining the EvenBet team. His experience and contacts in Colombia and Latin America are exceptional. We’re sure he’ll be a true asset to both EvenBet and all our clients, as we bid to broaden our global footprint.

“He’s a brilliant strategic thinker and is exactly what we need in the region to take our business to the next level.”

Commenting on his new role, Jimenez said: “My family’s business was lottery distribution when I was growing up so I’ve always been close to the industry, but poker is definitely one of my passions. As a result, working with EvenBet will be very exciting.

“Having the certification of the online poker platform for Colombia facilitates decision-making by our clients throughout the Latin American region, where we have solid relationships achieved by years of successful commercial development in the igaming space.”