Who is Mr Green?
Mr Green Ltd is the operator of Mr Green Casino, launched in 2008 under the guise of a mysterious man in a green suit with an umbrella and bowler hat. Headquartered in Sliema, Malta, Mr Green Casino serves numerous regulated jurisdictions under MGA licence MGA/CRP/121/2006 from the Malta Gambling Authority.
As listed on the green and white home page, Mr Green’s mission is:
‘to contribute to the industry with creativity and innovation in order to help shape a more exciting experience’
Mr Green Ltd is an operator of casino, live casino and sportsbook betting on a proprietary platform. At launch, Mr Green Casino was one of the first to blend several game developers on one site and complement the online casino experience with an integrated payment solution.
An award-winning operation, Mr Green Ltd has amassed a string of awards and recognition for excellence in operation, year on year. Receiving global credit from various organisations, the ‘Man in the Green Hat’ has been celebrated by the International Gaming Awards (IGA) and EGR Global with awards for Safer Gambling, Social Responsibility, Marketing and Innovation, and more.
A Short History of Mr Green
Mr Green & Co AB was formed in 2007 in Stockholm, Sweden, by Mikael Pawlo, and two co-founders of Betsson, Fredrik Sidfalk and Henrik Bergquist. The instantly recognisable Mr Green is designed to portray an image of gentlemanly conduct and conjure thoughts of fairness, integrity, responsibility, and a disciplined, well-mannered approach.
In 2013, a TV advertising campaign put the charismatic character in front of millions as a dashing casino adventurer, inviting players to pay a visit. Following the successful build of the brand, the company listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm in 2016 and expanded its product portfolio with the addition of the Mr Green Sportsbook in the same year.
In a deal powered by sports betting platform provider, Kambi Group Plc, the CEO of Mr Green & Co AB at the time, Per Norman, stated:
”Kambi is the perfect partner to deliver the same high standards for our Sportsbook as our players are used to in our highly appreciated casino environment”
Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi Group PLC echoed the sentiment, releasing this statement:
“The fact that Mr Green has chosen Kambi’s managed service is further testimony to the quality and integrity of our offering. We are looking forward to empowering Mr Green to create a personalised sports betting experience for its customer base. Mr Green is very well positioned in a number of interesting geographies and we are looking forward to working together in these markets.”
2018 saw the company change its name to MRG, and finalise the acquisition of Evoke Gaming Ltd, including the gaming sites Redbet, Vinnarum Casino, Bertil and MamaMiaBingo. Less than a year later, in January 2019, William Hill PLC acquired MRG for £242 million, moving the company to Sliema, Malta. Founded in 1934, William Hill is one of the oldest betting companies in the world.
A symbol of old-school values, Mr Green represents the brand’s gentlemanly approach, naming honesty, integrity, respect, and manners, as the cornerstone qualities of what is termed ‘Green Gaming’. With a duty of care towards protecting and informing players, Green Gaming ask new players to customise responsible gambling limits, offering a wealth of information and advice for doing so, including the Green Gaming Quiz to help determine your style of play.
In 2017, the company announced the launch of its innovative player behaviour software, The Green Gaming Tool. Once signed up, The Green Gaming Tool monitors a player’s gaming behaviour, which can then be used in conjunction with a self-assessment test to create your risk profile, provide useful analytics and make recommendations for protection where necessary.
When considering responsible gambling, Mr Green abides by three core values, putting customer safety first:
- Our customers should always be in full control of their gaming
- Our customers should never gamble with more than they can realistically afford
- Gambling with Mr Green must never feel anything less than 100% safe
As expected, Mr Green Casino provides the full complement of responsible gambling tools to help prevent you from overstretching. Deposit and Loss Limits, alongside Activity Checks, are customisable from your account. Mr Green’s Take-a-Break facility will allow you to take a break for 1, 7 or 30 days. Lastly, you can block your account on a more permanent basis by activating a Self-Exclusion period of six months to five years.