Leading online social casino & poker games.

The ultimate entertainment experience

We are a fast-growing technology company and creator of market-leading online social games.

Our business is innovative and is setting new standards in the online social games market. Our success comes from hiring amazing people who are challenging the status quo by testing, pioneering and pushing the boundaries.

For over a decade, VGW has developed popular games that provide our many players entertainment with a thrill.

We understand the importance of providing games and content that capture our customers’ imagination while building a reputation of trust and security, working alongside the biggest marketing and payment partners across the globe.

Our people

Great people from around the world

We have a team of over 700 smart, enthusiastic and caring team members located right across the globe, with offices in Perth, Sydney, San Francisco, Malta and several other locations.

We’re most proud of our great people. Experts in their fields who believe in always polishing their craft, and sharing their knowledge, with an unwavering focus on providing our players with the most amazing experience.

Our values

Our perks

We have some of the most vibrant offices around and all the tools you need to excel. We work hard to provide top perks for our team and their families, like flexible hours, paid parental leave, weekly social gatherings and the occasional trip to an exotic location.

Our technology

VGW is renowned for creating the most innovative games on the market. We have developed and patented a highly innovative entertainment platform that is underpinned by our sophisticated in-house technology, platforms and games. We continuously test and invest in new solutions to improve the experience for our players.

Real fun. Real prizes.

Win cash prizes instantly with our innovative sweepstakes promotions.

Multi-platform games.

No download required. Get straight to the action through our easy to play web browser games for your PC, Mac or mobile devices.

Millions of players.

With a wide range of exciting online social casino-style games, more and more customers are playing everyday.

Who we are

  •    

     – VGW was founded

    Laurence Escalante founded VGW with a vision of creating a virtual world where no matter who you were or where you came from, you could join a community of like minded individuals in order to enjoy limitless entertainment experiences.

    2010
  •    

     – Chumba Casino launched

    Laurence coupled his passion for social entertainment with a dedicated team of developers and a game changing product was born. Chumba Casino revolutionised the online social games market by utilising sweepstakes promotions and providing players the ability to interact with social games in a way they never had before.

    2012
  •    

     – VGW grows

    Chumba Casino grows from strength to strength. The VGW team expands to support the explosive growth and to further improve the games offering and player experience.

    2012

    2016
  •    

     – Global Poker launched

    The technology used to make Chumba a market leader is incorporated into a new social poker site. The brand is an instant success and very quickly becomes the fastest growing online poker site available to players in the United States.

    2016
  •    

     – LuckyLand Slots acquisition and launch

    VGW acquires an established social games business and develops a second social casino brand. LuckyLand Slots is launched and is an instant success with its fun games, unique features and gamified user experience.

    2018
  •    

     – FendOff launched

    Our three major brands continue to grow explosively, gaining popularity with a wide range of players from coast to coast. FendOff— VGW’s first social sports-themed game.

    2019
  •    

     – Scratch Carnival is Launched

    VGW launches its first mobile-only, scratch-card-themed app

    2020

Our games

The leading social casino games in North America. A massive range of fun and exciting games with the biggest jackpots on the market, Chumba Casino continues to grow in popularity.

North America’s favourite poker site. From Ring Games, to Tournaments and our unique Jackpot Sit & Go’s, it’s non-stop action 24/7. Players of all levels can find a game that’s just right for them.

Combining the thrilling games, electrifying features including tournaments and lots of surprises. LuckyLand Slots is quickly becoming a favourite with a large number of social casino enthusiasts.

Select from a range of sports, including basketball, baseball, football and soccer, and make your picks. Win real prizes for accurate predictions. Casino-style games are also available.

Step right up to scratch cards, join Jackpot draws, play word puzzles, win cute collectibles and much more in Scratch Carnival. Players can scratch to win big every day in this easy-to-use mobile app.

Careers

Why VGW?

If you want to be challenged, have fun and work with some of the best, you’ve found the right place. We move quickly, experiment, iterate and we’re not afraid to push boundaries. We focus on delighting our customers and building games they love by always looking to improve and the next big thing. We care for our team and create environments where our people can do their best work. That means incredible offices, flexible hours, lots of opportunities for professional development and plenty of fun.

Why YOU?

You love to hustle and have a never say die attitude.

You’re smart. You know how to solve problems and join the dots. You embrace challenges and change. It might make you uncomfortable, but you welcome the growth opportunities. You play nicely with others. We’re a team – you joining us makes the team stronger. You get things done, and you keep smiling.

Think you’ve got what it takes to work at VGW?

About

Board of directors

Laurence Escalante

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Laurence Escalante is a gaming and technology entrepreneur with a background in the financial services sector.

He has been an angel investor, founder and entrepreneur in the games industry for 12 years, founding White Knight Games in 2004, and was a founder and angel investor in Anino Mobile, one of the Philippines’ premier game development studios (which was acquired by Playlab in 2014).

Since founding VGW in 2010, he has led the raising of approximately $16 million in early-stage funding, the invention of multiple innovations in online social games (including VGW’s Social Casino sweepstakes gaming products) and the development of VGW’s global and highly specialised development and operations teams.

Laurence has previous experience as a technical specialist in investment advisory, superannuation, taxation and financial planning gained over a period of 10 years. He studied Economics and Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University.

Mats Johnson

Executive Director & Chief Marketing Officer

Mats Johnson is an accomplished technology and online gaming leader with significant experience in establishing and growing online businesses globally.

Over the last 15 years, he has lead the growth of several well-known online gaming companies including as General Manager at Centrebet, Director at Coral Eurobet, Chief Executive Officer at Playsafe and Chief Marketing Officer at Expekt.

He has led large and often geographically dispersed teams and formulated and executed global expansion strategies and operational plans delivering significant and profitable growth in both new and established markets.

He has expertise in digital marketing, both acquisition and retention, and in-depth experience in successfully building and managing online brands globally.

He also has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience having been actively involved in six successful exits of online gaming companies, including the £2.18 billion sale of Coral Eurobet to Gala Group.

Lorenzo Escalante

Non-Executive Director

Lorenzo Escalante is a highly-experienced business intelligence specialist and IT professional with a focus spanning almost 20 years in big data analytics for major Australian corporations.

He has provided specialist business intelligence services to Woodside, BHP Billiton and Commonwealth Bank of Australia and has been employed by OnePath (ANZ), AAPT and Landcorp.

He has extensive experience across multiple business intelligence platforms, in particular SAP Business Objects.

He is the founder of Lance East Corporation, the founding shareholder of VGW, and has guided Laurence Escalante’s knowledge of big data analytics as it applies to VGW’s social gaming business.

Contact us

Perth Office

Level 11, 15-17 William Street,
Australia Place Perth
WA 6000 Australia

Sydney Office

Level 44, Grosvenor Place,
225 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Malta Office

Matilda Court, Suites 5-7
Giuseppe Cali’ Street
Ta’ Xbiex- XBX,
Malta 1423

Enquiries

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