Viana joins Gaming1 from Play’n Go, where he served as creative director for two-and-a-half years, overseeing its development pipeline.
Prior to this he was game director at Skymoons Interactive for almost three years and had a two-year spell as creative director at Reloaded Games.
Earlier in his career, he also spent time with Swappz Interactive, Ganz, Vatra Games, Crytek, Ninja Theory and Tragnarion Studios.
“I’m delighted to be appointed as Gaming1’s chief creative officer, and look forward to working alongside its talented developers to create next-level entertainment experiences,” Viana said.
“The company’s mission and vision match my own, and I can’t wait to maintain Gaming1’s world-class content rollout in the period to come.”
Gaming1 co-founder and chief operating officer Sylvain Boniver added: “We are thrilled to welcome Ricardo on board, and have every confidence that his appointment will prove pivotal to the continued popularity generated by our ever-growing games offering.
“Our in-house portfolio of premium casino titles has gone from strength to strength in recent months, and Ricardo will undoubtedly play a key role in helping it to expand and improve even further.”
The appointment comes after Gaming1 last month signed up as a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).