London-listed bingo and casino operator Jackpotjoy has appointed former NYX Gaming Group executive David Flynn as the new CEO of its Vera&John division.

Flynn is to take charge of the online casino business in October this year, bringing an end to his long association with NYX, where he has been serving as group chief commercial officer.

He joined NYX Interactive in 2009 as chief operating officer, then became its chief executive prior to the company's merger with NextGen Gaming which created NYX Gaming. Before joining NYX, which was acquired by Scientific Games earlier this week, he held executive roles for Microgaming and poker network Ongame.

"We are delighted that David has joined as CEO of the Vera&John division," Jackpotjoy CEO Andrew McIver said. "He brings invaluable experience of the gaming sector, which will help the business to build on strong recent trading and support the Company's growth plans."

Flynn's appointment comes after Vera&John founder Jörgen Nordlund resigned from the Jackpotjoy board earlier this month.

"I am very excited by this new challenge at the Vera&John division," Flynn said of his new role. "The opportunity to enrich the gaming experience of our customers is an exciting one and I look forward to working closely with colleagues to continue the positive momentum of this business."

Shares in Jackpotjoy plc (Co.Data) (LSE:JPJ) were trading up 1.29 per cent at 758.00 pence per share in London on Friday morning.