NYX Gaming Group has strengthened the leadership of its in-house content studio NextGen Gaming with a number of internal promotions.

This sees David Johnson, currently NYX vice president of casino sales, assume the role of chief commercial officer of NextGen, with NextGen manager of content delivery Scott Dawson named chief operations officer.

Both will report to NextGen co-founder Scott Smith, who remains chief executive of the division.

"Dave and Scott provide a wealth of expertise and experience to the business and reaffirm NextGen's focus on delivering high quality content and building successful partnerships with new and existing clients," NYX chief executive Matt Davey said.

Johnson's new role sees him rejoin NextGen after four years working across the entire NYX business, most recently as vice president of casino sales. Dawson, meanwhile, has worked for NextGen since February 2016, having previously served as regional manager for developer BetStone and business development manager for Tabcorp Holdings.

"I'm delighted to be back with NextGen Gaming having previously enjoyed a hugely rewarding time where we pioneered some of the industry’s most successful slots, prior to the inception of NYX Gaming Group," Johnson commented.

"We have a number of compelling new game concepts under development, some attractive partner engagement plans and the advent of new technologies to enable partner suppliers optimal speed to market and ease of deployment."