With plenty of movers and shakers around the industry, allow CasinoBeats to give you the rundown on a number of recent manoeuvres.
Live roulette specialists Authentic Gaming has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of industry veteran Oliver Reid as chief operating officer.
Boasting over two decades of experience in the gambling sector, working across online, live dealer, land-based operations, business intelligence and product development, the move comes as the firm eyes global expansion.
As operations chief, Reid will be responsible for accelerating and enhancing the customer onboarding process, bolstering the customer operations departments and overseeing studio expansion.
Jonas Delin, CEO of Authentic Gaming, said: ““I’m very pleased to bolster what is already an incredibly strong management team.
“Authentic Gaming has a “player first” mentality and this, coupled with Oliver’s 20 years’ experience in Land Based and Online live table gaming operations, we will be ideally placed to further enhance, and optimise the overall player experience.”
Scientific Games Corporation
Eileen Moore Johnson is to join Scientific Games as executive vice president and chief human resources officer, where she will oversee the company’s global human resources organisation and report directly to president and CEO Barry Cottle.
Moore Johnson joins Scientific Games from Caesars Entertainment where she served as regional president of The Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah’s and The LINQ resorts, overseeing more than 7,000 employees and operations at four Strip’s properties. During her career with Caesars she also held leadership roles at Horseshoe Southern Indiana and Harrah’s New Orleans.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Eileen to our team. Not only is she a leading advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in our industry, Eileen also believes in the strategic growth and power of human capital to inspire teams to work together to deliver world-class results. She brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to this role that will elevate our entire team,” said Cottle.
California’s Jamul Casino has promoted Benjamin Petell to the role of vice president of non-gaming operations after joining the property a year ago as director of food, beverage and retail.
In his new role at Jamul Casino, Petell will oversee retail, food & beverage, facilities, security, and environmental services. His focus will be on creating alignment across all departments by emphasising teamwork, communication, and consistency.
Mary Cheeks, Jamul Casino president and general manager, stated: “When we recruited Ben a year ago, we knew he had great potential. We’re excited to recognise his drive, creativity, and deep knowledge of the food & beverage and gaming industries, and offer him this well-earned promotion.”
Sportech has announced several key changes to its Bump 50:50 team, including the promotion of Dave Kurland to the position of president, as the firm aims to create the charitable raffle industry’s “most experienced and innovative leadership team”.
The company has also announced the elevation of key commercial team members to senior roles to align with Bump’s growth and online raffle expansion strategy.
Dennis Sampier has been named vice president of Bump Nonprofit Division to spearhead the continued growth of non-sports related charity clients. Jeff Schultz has been named as vice president of Bump Sports Division, where he will focus on delivering platforms and services for in-stadia and web-based 50/50 raffles.
Richard McGuire, CEO of Sportech, explained, “We are delighted to strengthen our Bump 50:50 team with an unmatched group of specialists who, combined, bring decades of direct experience in the sports, raffle and nonprofit fundraising sector. This team have been pivotal to the growth of Bump. Their dedication to client service and product innovation aligned with the highest level of integrity continues to deliver impressive results and stronger relationships.
“Sportech continues to invest in Bump’s talent, technology and infrastructure and as a result the division is recording unparalleled client growth, particularly online and with nonprofit organisations. I can think of no stronger professional than Dave Kurland to lead the division and of no greater commercial and technical team of dedicated professionals to propel Bump 50:50 forward.”