UK bingo operator Buzz Bingo has appointed former Bragg Gaming CEO Dominic Mansour as chief operating officer of its Digital business.
Mansour will join the company in mid-January and brings extensive iGaming experience to the role, having most recently served as CEO of Bragg Gaming, prior to which he served as [...]
New York-listed casino operator MGM Resorts International has appointed Jonathan Halkyard as its new chief financial officer.
Halkyard previously spent 13 years at Caesars Entertainment as a member of the leadership team that oversaw the company’s $30bn sale to TPG and Apollo, and most recently served as president and CEO of [...]
Finnish gaming platform provider Finnplay Technologies has named Sari Aitokallio as its new managing director.
Aitokallio is a founding partner in the company and has served as the supplier’s chief commercial officer since March 2018, and as a member of the advisory board for the past six years.
She takes over as [...]
New York-listed Penn National Gaming has named Barclays executive Felicia Hendrix as its next chief financial officer.
Hendrix will assume her new role in March after more than 20 years as a research analyst covering the gaming, lodging and leisure industries, most recently as managing director at Barclays.
She replaces David Williams [...]
New York-listed Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has appointed Mike Anderson as president of Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby.
Anderson boasts 24 years of strategic and operational leadership experience at CDI, having recently served as vice president of operations, where he led the planning, construction and opening of over [...]
We are thrilled to reveal the final category of The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021 – leadership, sponsored by Playtech.
The final day of two weeks of Hot 50 celebrations climaxes with the leadership category. These are the five chief executives operating at the very top of the profession. They have [...]
Athens-listed lottery and gaming operator OPAP has confirmed Jan Karas as its permanent chief executive, effective from January.
Karas took over as interim CEO in June following the departure of Damian Cope after four years in charge, and had previously served as OPAP's chief commercial officer.
“On behalf of the board of [...]
We are thrilled to reveal the ninth category of The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021 - business development, sponsored by Pariplay.
This category showcases a diverse group of dynamic and multi-skilled individuals, who are opening new doors for their companies and for the industry - new clients, new products, new methods [...]
We are thrilled to reveal the eighth category of The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021 - legal & compliance.
We work in one of the most tightly regulated industries in the world, making legal and compliance functions critical to the success of suppliers and operators alike. This supreme selection of lawyers [...]
We are thrilled to reveal the seventh category of The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021 – lottery.
You need to look no further than this group of executives to get a glimpse into 21st century lottery operations. They are passionate about their industry and the good causes that benefit from it, [...]
Hard Rock International has established a new joint venture focused on global sports betting and iGaming opportunities, with former Stars Group chief executive Rafi Ashkenazi brought in to lead the business.
Hard Rock Digital will be the exclusive vehicle for the online and retail sports betting and iGaming operations of Hard [...]
Malta-based gaming operator Rabbit Entertainment has appointed former Löwen Play managing director Tal Zamstein as its new chief executive.
Zamstein takes charge of German-facing gaming brands including Lapalingo and Lord Lucky and is tasked with expanding the portfolio into new key markets.
Zamstein previously served as group head of gaming for Fortuna [...]