Gaming Intelligence Hot 50
Chief executive officer
Phil Cronin has continued to develop his company without much fanfare but with such efficiency that Tombola could be dubbed the Bet365 of the online bingo sector. Perhaps that is little over-the-top for a company that faces challenges from the likes of Jackpotjoy and The Sun, but the group is the market leader in the UK, Italy and Spain.
Cronin is playing an important role in the local community, building a £7m state-of-the-art office complex as he aims to build a world-beating tech hub in the north east of England. For that alone he is worth his place in the Hot 50.