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Playtech adds private wealth manager Samy Reeb to board of directors

London-listed gaming supplier Playtech has announced the appointment of Samy Reeb to the company’s board of directors.

Reeb joins the Playtech board with immediate effect as a non-executive director.

“I am delighted to welcome Samy to Playtech,” said Brian Mattingley, non-executive chairman of Playtech. “His broad skillset and extensive knowledge of Asia [...]

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Esports Entertainment names Alex Igelman as new CEO

New York-listed Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) has appointed Alex Igelman as its new chief executive.

Igelman takes charge of the company following the departure of long-serving chairman and CEO Grant Johnson last month.

He brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the gaming industry, and is the co-founder of [...]

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Jackpot.com names Karina Kogan as new board member

San Francisco-based online lottery ticket platform Jackpot.com has appointed experienced marketer Karina Kogan to its board of directors, as the company prepares to launch in its first US market.

Kogan was previously chief marketing officer at Finnish health technology company, best known for the Oura Ring, a smart ring used to [...]

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ParlayBay completes €1m funding as Elmqvist joins board

Sports betting games provider ParlayBay has raised €1m to drive its future growth, complementing the recent appointment of Yggdrasil founder Fredrik Elmqvist as a board member.

The additional funds will allow the supplier to elevate its position in key markets, and follows a year which has seen deals with a number [...]

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Churchill Downs expands board with experienced HR executive

New York-listed racing and gaming operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has expanded its board of directors with the addition of Andréa Carter.

Carter brings over 20 years’ professional experience in the field of human resources across multiple industries and major organizations, and currently serves as senior executive vice president and chief [...]

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Better Collective appoints new SVP of growth

Stockholm-listed betting and gaming affiliate Better Collective has appointed Petra Zackrisson as senior vice president of growth.

Zackrisson will begin her new role on 9 January, with the talk of further scaling the business and accelerating its presence in emerging markets.

She recently served as chief strategy and business development officer at [...]

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GiG appoints new platform and sportsbook chief commercial officer

Stockholm and Oslo-listed gaming supplier Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has appointed former 888 executive Marcel Elfersy as its new chief commercial officer for platform and sportsbook.

Elfersy has a wealth of experience in the iGaming sector, including more than 12 years at 888 Holdings, where he served as vice president of [...]

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FSB names Adam Smith as interim CEO

Sports betting and gaming technology supplier FSB has named Adam Smith as interim CEO to replace David McDowell, who steps up to the company’s board.

Smith recently joined FSB as head of delivery and will lead the company in place of co-founder McDowell, who has served as CEO for fifteen years [...]

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Future Anthem appoints Laura Bird as finance chief

Data and AI specialist Future Anthem has appointed Laura Bird as the company's first chief financial officer.

Bird will work alongside CEO Leigh Nissim and the board in overseeing Future Anthem’s financial planning and growth.

She brings more than fifteen years’ experience in the finance sector to the role, including several years [...]

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BtoBet brings in Malte Hegeler as vice president of product

NeoGames-owned sports betting supplier Btobet has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Malte Hegeler as vice president of product.

Hegeler brings with him over 15 years’ of experience in the sports betting industry and joins BtoBet from EveryMatrix, where he served until recently as interim CEO and head [...]

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ASIC launches proceedings against Star Entertainment executives

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has commenced civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against 11 current and former directors and officers of Star Entertainment Group.

Australia’s national corporate regulator has launched proceedings against the 11 executives for alleged breaches of their duties under section 180 of the Corporations [...]

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Playtika to lay off 15% of workforce

New York-listed social and casual gaming operator Playtika has confirmed that it will reduce its workforce by around 15 per cent as part of broader restructuring process.

The cuts will see around 600 employees let go, while the company will also wind down non-core initiatives and consolidate studios for “greater efficiency [...]

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