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Brenninkmeijer named PacificNet executive director

System provider PacificNet, Inc. announced it has elected Octavian International founder Harmen Brenninkmeijer as executive director and member of the company’s board of directors.

Brenninkmeijer is CEO of Octavian International, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of PacificNet. He founded Octavian in 2001 to focus on providing gaming systems to developing markets including Russia. PacificNet, a leading supplier of customer relationship management systems, acquired Octavian to combine the technology of the two companies.

Prior to founding Octavian, Brenninkmeijer established a casino gaming division for the Gauselmann Group. During this period he opened and operated a number of casinos, including the Playboy Casino on the island of Rhodes. Before that he worked for Mikohn, where he was responsible for establishing the company’s presence first in Europe, then in South Africa and Asia.

In other PacificNet news, the company has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Spin3, a division of Spiral Solutions Ltd., and a leading provider of mobile gaming solutions powered by Microgaming, the world’s largest online gaming software provider.

Through this agreement, PacificNet Games will utilize Spin3’s extensive line of interactive, wireless gaming products in multiple Asian markets including Cambodia, China, the Philippines and Macau. The combined offering includes mobile, web, and station-based gaming, which contains Spin3’s OnCash patent-pending cash and distribution chain management system, as well as online games provided by Microgaming including slots, video poker, RNG table games and live dealer games.

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