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Seeking to build on its recent growth and begin challenging the more traditional CFD and spread betting providers, WorldSpreads Group plc has announced the appointment of three senior executives from CMC Markets, with Roger Hynes taking over as Chief Executive Officer of the company's UK division, WorldSpreads Limited.

After a year of growth in both its online gaming and sportsbook businesses, Gaming VC said this morning that it will be significantly expanding its operations into new markets, bringing in former PartyGaming Chief Marketing Officer Jon Salmon and Sportingbet's former Head of Sportsbook Jim Humberstone to manage the expansion plans for the company's casino and sportsbook.

As the company looks to reorganise its poker business and create a B2B offering to sit alongside its successful consumer-facing business, bwin has appointed the former head of Boss Media, Peter Bertilsson, as the new Managing Director of poker subsidiary bwin Games AB.

Having stepped down as head of Chartwell Games in order to pursue other opportunities within the industry, Lee Richardson has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports, nine months after the departure of the company's previous CEO.

Ladbrokes plc said Tuesday that it has begun the search for a new Chief Executive who will position the company for a new era of profitable growth, after incumbent CEO Christopher Bell announced that he will be stepping down from his role later this year after nearly twenty years with the company.

Chartwell Technology Inc has appointed Daniel Phillips as the new Chief Executive Officer of its wholly owned subsidiary Chartwell Games (International), replacing Lee Richardson who has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities in the gaming industry.

With the company's CEO and other boards members tendering their resignations after the new Greek socialist government came to power in elections last October, OPAP S.A has now elected a new Board of Directors, with Ioannis Spanoudakis named as the gaming monopoly operator's new Chief Executive.