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Online betting exchange Betfair Group plc has appointed Alasdair Wright, former director of BSkyB’s online and interactive channels, as the company’s global head of customer marketing and loyalty.

 

Sweden’s state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel has appointed Lennart Käll as its new chief executive, 11 months after the dismissal of Meta Persdotter from the role.

Online spread betting firm WorldSpreads said Thursday that former EU Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy has joined the company’s board as non-executive director, with immediate effect.

Mobile gambling specialist Probability plc said Friday that Adam Neilson has stepped down from his role as chief technology officer with immediate effect, in order to pursue other opportunities outside the company.

Online gaming and betting operator Bodog has strengthened its European team with the appointment of two former employees of PartyGaming and Ladbrokes.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s 22 month search for a new permanent chief executive ended Thursday with the appointment of Rod Phillips as president and chief executive officer.

Lottomatica Group S.p.A. has announced that Stefano Bortoli has stepped down from his role as the company’s chief financial officer in order to pursue a new professional path.

Central European retail and online betting operator Fortuna Entertainment Group has appointed Radim Haluza, the former CEO of Czech retail chain Žabka a.s, as the company’s new director of business development.

Casinos Austria AG has taken over the management of its subsidiary Casinos Austria International (CAI) following the resignations of chief executive officer Paul Herzfeld and chief financial officer Josef Leutgeb who have both served in their roles since 1997.

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