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Gamesys Group
TypePublic limited company
IndustryOnline gaming
Founded2001; 20 years ago (2001)
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Key people
  • Neil Goulden (chairman)
  • Lee Fenton ( CEO)
RevenueIncrease £727.7 million (2020)[1]
Increase £93.4 million (2020)[1]
Increase £67.2 million (2020)[1]

The Gamesys Group is an online software development and gaming business. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The company was founded in by Andrew Dixon, Noel Hayden, Robin Tombs and a small team of software developers in 2001.[2] It was named as the UK's number 1 fastest-growing private technology company in the Sunday Times 2006 Tech Track 100.[2]

Gamesys acquired Virgin Games in January 2013.[3] It then sold its Jackpotjoy brand to The Intertain Group, for a minimum of £425.8 million in February 2015.[4]

In September 2019 JPJ Group carried out a reverse takeover of Gamsys and subsequently changed its name to Gamesys Group.[5] (The acquirer, which was a Canadian online gaming operator established as The Intertain Group in 2014,[6] had become known as Jackpotjoy in January 2017[7] and then as JPJ Group in June 2018).[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Annual Results 2020" (PDF). Gamesys Group. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Company profile". Archived from the original on 2 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Gamesys acquires Virgin Games to bolster real-money and social gambling games portfolio". The Next Web. 7 January 2013. Archived from the original on 16 October 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Jackpotjoy Acquired by Intertain". 6 February 2015.
  5. ^ "JPJ transitions to Gamesys Group plc". SBC News. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  6. ^ "The Intertain Group Limited: annual information for the year ended 31 December 2015" (PDF). The Intertain Group. p. 16. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Intertain Launching London IPO, Post-Brexit, and Rebranding as Jackpotjoy". Casino. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  8. ^ "JPJ Group sells social gaming business for £18.1m in net leverage drive". Intergame. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2020.

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