Former OnAir Entertainment Employee Accuses Company of Illegal Access to Playtech’s Systems
Ivans Ivanovs, a former employee, has made serious allegations against live casino game developer OnAir Entertainment. He claims that the company maintained illegal access to Playtech’s internal systems for a period of two years, even after key figure Igor Veliks had left his employment with Playtech Live Latvia.
According to Ivanovs, Veliks and others exploited this unauthorized access to spy on upcoming Playtech games and features. This information allegedly provided OnAir Entertainment with a significant advantage in terms of insights into Playtech’s roadmap, market strategies, and exclusive casino operators with dedicated studios.
In his LinkedIn posts, Ivanovs emphasized the difference between ethical practices and the alleged illegal access to a competitor’s internal environment. He raised concerns about potential copyright infringement and the integrity of OnAir Entertainment’s game titles, calling into question the source of their innovations.
Ivanovs expressed disappointment with OnAir Entertainment’s management, accusing them of knowingly allowing unethical practices within the company for their own financial gain, potentially jeopardizing the livelihoods of over 300 employees.
The controversy escalated when Ivanovs revealed that he left OnAir Entertainment due to a cease-and-desist order after promoting his achievements on social media. He claims the company waited four months before filing a civil lawsuit against him for breach of trade secrets.
OnAir Entertainment’s upcoming release, Diamond Rush Roulette, supervised by Igor Veliks, has also come under scrutiny in light of the industrial espionage allegations.
As the legal battle unfolds, Ivanovs has promised to reveal more information about the alleged unethical practices within OnAir Entertainment. The company has yet to respond officially to the allegations, leaving the gaming community eagerly awaiting their side of the story. The scandal has the potential to impact the company’s reputation and may lead to legal consequences if the accusations are proven true.
In March 2023, OnAir Entertainment announced plans for global expansion, experiencing significant growth in the previous 15 months and entering 10 new markets. Later in 2023, the company signed partnerships with Kindred Group, Betsson, and MrQ.