The news was made official on 10th January 2017 as Rational Group released a press released to inform that the Mr Bo Wänghammar would be taking on the leader role of Managing Director of PokerStars Casino. Wänghammar (ex- Chief Executive Officer and Business Development Director of Mr Green casino) new role will start on 1st February. His core responsibilities will be to oversee the performances of PokerStars Casino business.
He will be reporting to Rafi Ashkenazi, Chief Executive Officer of Amaya Inc. Following this announcement Rafi Ashkenazi CEO of Amaya said: “We believe Bo is a great addition to Rational Group’s senior management team. Not only does he have great experience in growing an online casino brand from the ground up, but he has management talent across a range of industries.” Wänghammar also commented, “I’m looking forward to taking PokerStars Casino to the next level of growth, one of the largest and fastest growing online casinos in the world, PokerStars Casino has great potential which I’m eager to deliver on.”
There’s no doubt that the arrival of Mr Bo Wänghammar in conjunction with the nomination of Guy Templer a new Chief Operating Officer of Rational Group signify changes for the company. The news of this new recruit was also followed by an announcement of an exclusive mega jackpot video slot by the company. It’s interesting to note that Mr Green had also released an exclusive game in collaboration with NetEnt titled The Marvellous Mr Green. Could this means that PokerStars will launch more exclusive games in the future? This would not be a great surprise since they are part of the great Amaya group who its own game studio. We’ll have to wait and see. We want to wish our Swedish compatriot the absolute best of luck in his new function.