Consolidation continues to be one of the driving factors for the betting and gaming industry. And the deal of the year in the online space was Flutter Entertainment’s acquisition of The Stars Group.
The deal creates a £10bn market cap company. It will have more than 13 million customers, revenue of £3.8bn and EBITDA [...]
Johnny Aitken, Chief executive officer - PointsBet USA
2019 was a transformative year for the Australian-based sports betting operator, with a successful IPO in Sydney and entrance into the potentially lucrative US betting market. Aitken has been essential to this. He joined PointsBet as chief operating officer and was promoted to CEO of PointsBet [...]
The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 is a celebration of the most innovative and inspiring people working in the betting and gaming industry.
It is an annual event acclaiming the people who have made a difference to their company or to the industry during the past year, or those who are in a key position [...]
London-listed games developer Gaming Realms has announced the departure of chief executive Patrick Southon with immediate effect.
Southon has served as chief executive since July 2013 and is stepping down as CEO and director to pursue a new challenge following the sale of the company’s B2C assets last year.
Non-executive chairman Michael [...]
Greek gaming operator OPAP has strengthened its senior management team with three promotions and the appointment of a new chief people officer.
The first of the promotions see Jan Karas assume the role of chief commercial officer, having served with the business since January 2014 as chief sales officer with responsibility [...]
Sports betting and fantasy contests operator DraftKings has appointed Christine Thurmond as director of responsible gaming.
In her new role, Thurmond will lead the expansion of DraftKings’ responsible gaming framework for its iGaming, sportsbook and fantasy sports products.
Reporting into chief compliance officer Tim Dent, she joins DraftKings from the Massachusetts Council [...]
New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Fabio Celadon to a newly created executive vice president role.
In his new position as executive vice president of strategy and corporate development, Celadon will be responsible for IGT's strategy, M&A and competitive intelligence functions and [...]
The Gamesys management team enjoyed a transformational year with its £490m sale to JPJ Group and subsequent listing on the London Stock Exchange.
The installation of Lee Fenton and Robeson Reeves as CEO and COO of the enlarged company reflects the esteem in which this management team is held. The pair (together with founding [...]
Gibraltar-based B2B lottery betting provider ALOT Solutions has bolstered its senior management team with two key appointments.
Marek Mahdal has been named chief operations officer (COO), while Markus Stricker has been appointed chief risk officer (CRO) of the Lottoland subsidiary.
Mahdal brings with him over 20 years of experience in the technology, e-commerce, financial [...]
Ukraine-based games development studio Evoplay Entertainment has promoted Ivan Kravchuk to the role of chief executive.
Kravchuk replaces Alexander Levchenko as CEO, who has left the supplier after three years in the role.
Kravchuk has served as creative director of Evoplay Entertainment since 2017, overseeing art direction, idea generation and game development. [...]
The Gaming Intelligence Awards 2020 shortlist has been revealed with 888, Big Time Gaming, Gamesys, Red Tiger, The Stars Group and Scientific Games each nominated for three Awards.
888 Holdings and Gamesys Group head the Operator Awards, with three nominations apiece (and 888’s Dragonfish is also nominated for a Supplier [...]
London-based gaming platform provider FSB has strengthened its board with the appointment of experienced industry executive Susan Ball as a non-executive director.
Ball brings a wealth of experience to the the board of FSB, having previously served as a director at gaming suppliers Kambi and Playtech, and as chief financial officer [...]