Microgaming Undergoes Major Restructure

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Jun 29, 2018

Renamed Apricot Investments and led by Roger Raatgever

Microgaming Software Systems Limited has undergone a restructure beginning with a name change to Apricot Investments.

The move signals the company’s intention of widening its interests in a variety of public and private assets, focusing on the interactive gaming and gambling space.

After leading Microgaming for the past 17 years as chief executive officer, Roger Raatgever, will serve as executive chairman of Apricot Investments.

In addition, Oakwood Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microgaming Software Systems Limited, has been renamed Quickfire Limited and now trading as Microgaming will be led by John Coleman as chief executive officer.

Coleman previously served as chief financial officer of Microgaming, playing a central role in the operational running of the business in recent years.

“I am honoured to be leading Microgaming,” Coleman said. “This is a momentous time for the business, as we face exciting new opportunities in the years ahead.”

Brian Cullingworth

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We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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