There is a tendency in the poker press to focus solely on the playing of poker, the players in poker and the venues of poker. Yet, like the motor industry in which a car factory spawns a host of subsidiary businesses and jobs supplying essential parts and services without which no vehicle would emerge, the gaming industry also needs its own support systems to maintain its healthy functioning.
A UK company called Pentasia iGaming Recruitment is one such component. Pentasia is an international recruitment and staffing consultancy which is dedicated fully and exclusively to the on-line gaming sector and has now just opened an office in Malta. Pentasia says that it has recognised the recent upsurge in online gaming operators and industry suppliers to Malta; consequently, it is now able to offer its clients (employers) and candidates (job-seekers) both an international and local service.
The very aptly named Bruce Gamble, Director of Pentasia Malta Limited, said:
“We are delighted to announce the addition of a dedicated recruitment company to Malta, which will greatly assist both gaming operators and vendors to either establish themselves or further develop their companies with highly specialised industry skills.
“We have an international database of the industry’s ‘top talent’ and have been relocating candidates into Malta for the last three years. The next stage in further developing our service to gaming clients operating from Malta is to establish a local company that can give local knowledge to both international clients and candidates.”
Christopher Vella, in charge of managing the Malta operations enthused:
“The iGaming industry is proving to be a major contributor to the Maltese economy and is providing numerous employment opportunities for both local and international candidates. We are confident that our recruitment services will assist in further promoting Malta as a leading international gaming jurisdiction, by enabling operators to appoint experienced and specialist gaming skills to their operation.”
Pentasia was formed in the UK in 2001 and now has offices in the UK, Malta, Costa Rica and Sweden. Its clients include many of the industry’s leading on-line casino, poker, games, and sports-book operators, gaming software vendors, and online payment processors. The testimonials page of its website lists the likes of 32Red, SportingBet, Stan James, Expekt.com and WagerWorks. The CEO of 32Red, for example, says:
“The knowledge and experience on hand at Pentasia make them the first call if you are looking to recruit within the betting and gaming business. Their excellent networking skills and the ability to match your needs to the market, across all areas of expertise needed, has been extremely important to the development of the 32Red team.”
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