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The start of 2018 marked the completion of the final piece of the skills base puzzle Mutuel requires to run it’s operation. Joseph O’Neill has joined Mutuel Play as our DevOps Engineer to support, maintain and develop our hosting and infrastructure.
Joe has spent the last few years working locally to the Mutuel office at Lexis Nexis in a hybrid developer and DevOps role. He has a Batchelor of Science degree in Business Computing and Digital Media that he gained from Galway University.
Rhys Owen had this to say about Joe joining the company, “it has been very difficult to fill the role for many reasons but we are absolutely thrilled to have Joe come on board. There’s a lot to learn and pick up but Joe has all the necessary skills to become a very proficient DevOps Engineer and lead the development of our infrastructure and hosting solution.”
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Christmas Dinner
Mutuel Play celebrated their Christmas meal together at the Sovereigns pub in Woking, just down from the office today. Everyone went with the Christmassy options of Turkey with all the trimmings, except István, who went with the very festive ‘Sea Bream’ 😕. Apart from a few dried out brussel sprouts and some dodgy cracker jokes, everyone had a great time. We even managed to get some darts out, which is something we have sadly missed since moving offices.
The highlight of the afternoon was sticking on the bar mats that had the glittery moustaches on; some people were pulling off the look far too well!
Christmas Cheers

Opened a bottle of Champagne with out office neighbours

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner with our office neighbours

Paul Moustache

Paul Moustache

Krishna lips

Krishna lips

Kerim Lips

Kerim Lips

Christmas Dart game

Christmas Dart game

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Christmas party
It’s that time of the year again and the Mutuel Play extended family got together for a few drinks and nibbles. Fun was had by all and everyone left feeling rather full. Kerim and his fiancee Tali were crowned the inaugural winners of the Christmas ‘logo’ quiz, doing particularly well in the beer, food and car manufacturer rounds.
We were rewarded with a performance from the three children who came along, Evie (7), Alex (5) and Suki (4). The gymnastics on show was at an extremely high level, there were definitely signs of potential future Olympic performances among them. It was sadly cut short after an injury to two of the performers after a clash of heads. They were brave enough to continue onto the ‘After Eights’ competition where everyone performed well (sadly no photos of that one).
Hopefully the Christmas family get together in 2018 will include a few more team members and children!
Mutuel Play Team Family

Mutuel Play Team Family

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Mutuel Play employees let their hair down a bit to attend the EAG conference at ExCel, London on the 18th January 2017. The trip had two primary goals, firstly to give everyone the chance to see the latest retail pub fruity, AWP and SWP games and secondly, to sample the latest arcade games.

Mutuel Play is in the midst of developing some new online games with a view to converting those games for retail and it was a worthwhile exercise reviewing the latest content from the likes of Projectcoin, Blue Print, Reflex Gaming, Electrocoin, Astra, EntNet and many more. Rhys Owen, Director had this to say about the games on offer, “I’m a big fan of old skool pub fruity’s having played them a lot when I was younger. Things tend to move a bit slower in this area compared to video slots but I suspect there’s a lot of innovation happening in the back end. I was particular impressed with Ace Technology’s three C category games linked via a B3 feature reel on top. It is great to see disruptors thinking of ways to enhance the gaming experience for players whilst giving licensees more £500 jackpot machines.”

The team also participating in the Sega Olympics where they pitted themselves against one another in ‘Archery’ and ‘Sprinting’. Rhys took victory in both events before crashing out early in the Daytona race by accidentally going into the pits.

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Krishna Gurung

Krishna Gurung has today joined Mutuel Play to work alongside Paul Spencer on the front end development of the games portfolio. Krishna and Paul have worked together at GECO in the past with great success having developed Geco/Playtech’s ‘Double Juicy’ game, which is a top performer on The Sun Bingo.

Rhys Owen, Director at Mutuel Play had this to say on Krishna joining, “Krishna and I worked together at GECO and I was impressed by Krishna’s determination to deliver and appetite to learn. He’s still young and I feel he has a lot to offer a new start up company like Mutuel. He has also done some app development in the past, which I feel will prove valuable to us as we expand our portfolio.”

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Kerim Elhakim

Kerim El-Hakim has today joined Mutuel Play to lead the design of a number of projects. He has worked in the gaming industry for quite a number of years and his experience will be invaluable to Mutuel in it’s early stages. Kerim led a number of platform revolutionary projects at Virtue Fusion/Playtech most notably the design of their new reactive Tablet and Desktop HTML5 bingo client.

Rhys Owen, Director at Mutuel Play had this to say on Kerim joining, “Kerim always impressed me whilst at VF/Playtech with his ability to lead and manage a project from concept through to delivery. He has a knack for delivering exactly what is right for the consumer. In this infant stage of the start up I know I can rely on Kerim to take hold of a project and take the design lead. He’s a very talented designer and knows the industry well, I couldn’t have found a better person to join the team.”

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Paul Spencer

Paul Spencer has today joined Mutuel Play as the first ever employee alongside Founder and Director, Rhys Owen. Paul has a vast amount of design and front end development experience in the gaming sector from his time at Dynamite Ideas which was acquired by GTech and then at GECO Gaming. Paul built a number of front end components within the GECO framework including a seamless wrapper for all the development partners as well as some great content.

Rhys Owen, Director at Mutuel Play had this to say on Paul joining, “it’s fantastic that Paul has put faith in me to join Mutuel Play as it’s first employee. Paul and I worked together at GECO Gaming and I was impressed by how well he and Krishna delivered Double Juicy on time and with little or no issues. That gives me great confidence that the underlying code he is producing is robust and decent. What’s great is I know he has so much experience in gaming that I can let him get on with it and I just make sure all the pieces of the puzzle align to not hold anything up.”

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