With plenty of movers and shakers around the industry, allow CasinoBeats to give you the rundown on a number of recent manoeuvres.


Entertainment Laboratories’ board of directors has appointed George Ustinov as president and CEO, after initially joining the firm in 2017.

The Latvian, who has previously served as operations manager and CFO, takes up the role with immediate and succeeds Robert Andersson who, in agreement with the board, leaves his operational assignments in the group after two years.

“The board is very pleased that George Ustinov will lead Enlabs in the future. George has during his time in the group demonstrated the ability to quickly make and implement decisions, has solid knowledge of the Eastern European gaming markets, and possesses the leadership qualities that Enlabs needs for its continued development.

“George understands how to run decentralised organisations, and personify a culture of collaboration and high performance. Together with Enlab’s management team, he will drive Enlab’s strategy forward, and will be able to deliver long-term value to all our shareholders.” – Niklas Braathen, Enlab’s chairman.

CEOs Against Cancer Washington Chapter

The American Cancer Society has appointed Derrick Morton, CEO and co-founder of FlowPlay, as chair to the society’s CEOs Against Cancer Washington chapter.

In his first meeting in the role earlier in the week Morton addressed the Washington chapter and shared a vision and new ideas for 2020.

The position sees Morton charged with driving recruitment and working to unite fellow CEOs to change the course of cancer by leveraging the collective knowledge, power and resources of the ACS.

Morton’s appointment comes on the heels of FlowPlay’s biggest fundraising year to date, in which the company raised more than $100,000 for the ACS.

“As a member of CEOs Against Cancer for the past year, I have seen its impact first hand. From groundbreaking research and early detection advocacy, to funding new treatment options and access for patients, the ACS and this segment of the organisation are instrumental in the ongoing fight against cancer.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve our community as chair and hope to make a real difference by recruiting new members and building upon the momentum from last year.” – Morton.

Atlantic Lottery

The board of directors of Atlantic Lottery has announced the appointment of Chris Keevill as the organisation’s new president and chief executive officer.

Bringing in excess of 20 years experience in digital transformation, innovation, marketing and media at the regional, national and international level, Keevill will officially join the company on May 1, 2020.

Keevill is taking over from Brent Scrimshaw who has served in the role since 2011 and will retire from Atlantic Lottery following 13 years of service.

“Keevill’s proven track record of execution and extensive experience with digital transformation and innovation, combined with his personal commitment to his community, will serve him well as he steers Atlantic Lottery into the future as a competitive, innovative, responsible gaming company.” – Sean O’ Connor, chair of Atlantic Lottery’s board of directors.

Vici Properties

Experiential real estate investment trust Vici Properties has announced that Monica Howard Douglas has received all required approvals to assume her duties on the board of directors.

Douglas, who currently serves as general counsel of North America for The Coca-Cola Company, has been formally appointed as an independent director and will serve on the board’s nominating and governance committee.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Monica to our board. Monica’s deep experience and background complements our existing Board composition and expands the diverse viewpoints of our board.” – Jim Abrahamson, chairman of the board.