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

Kaizen Gaming

The recently re-branded Kaizen Gaming has added to its core management team by welcoming Ioannis Koutrakos as group marketing director, succeeding Chris Tzalavras who is now head of commercial for the Stoiximan brand.

Forming part of the company’s strategic approach to achieving local and international expansion, Koutrakos will be charged with heading-up marketing and communication projects that involve both Stoiximan and Betano brands across all markets.

Panos Constantopoulos, CMO Kaizen Gaming, stated: “We are really excited to welcome Ioannis to Kaizen Gaming family and looking forward to see his wealth of experience incorporated in this key leadership position. I am sure he will thrive in pursuing the company’s great dynamics and values, while developing new, innovative ideas.

“Along with Ioannis, we hope to further enhance our brands’ image across markets. His knowledge and experience in the sector of technology, being in top-tier positions and undertaking big projects, offers great value to our company.”


Payments platform Paysafe has announced the appointment of Jeffry Beene to the position of senior vice president of merchant risk.

Reporting to chief risk officer Richard Swales, and bringing in excess of 25 years leadership experience in risk and payments, primarily in the US market, Beene is to gain overall responsibility for leading Paysafe’s merchant risk function.

In addition to overseeing all merchant risk management globally, Beene will be responsible for monitoring risk across ISO partners, independent software vendor partners, and distributors.

Swales said: “We’re delighted to further strengthen our team with a leader of Jeffry’s caliber and experience. We’re confident that Jeffry, a pioneer in the U.S. payments risk management space, will ensure risk and compliance play an instrumental part in helping Paysafe fulfill its vision of becoming the global leader in specialized payments.”

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has appointed Kevin Lowry as assistant general manager of the operator’s flagship Mohegan Sun Connecticut property.

Working alongside Jeffrey Hamilton, president and general manager of Mohegan Sun, and the leadership team on all major initiatives, Lowry will be responsible for finance, gaming, cashiering, tenant and retail operations at the facility.

“We are pleased to introduce Kevin Lowry as the new Assistant General Manager of our flagship property,” said Mario Kontomerkos, CEO of MGE. “Kevin has been a member of the Mohegan family for more than 20 years and served Mohegan Sun Connecticut faithfully since we opened our doors in 1996.

“We are confident Kevin will guide Mohegan Sun, one of the largest integrated entertainment resorts in North America, on a path of continued growth and success.”

Maxima Compliance

Full-service compliance provider Maxima Compliance has lauded “another major hire,” with María Romero de Alba joining the company as senior business development manager.

Romero de Alba joins Maxima Compliance’s commercial team from BMM Testlabs, and will work across the firm’s client base and Complitech product.

Antonio Zanghi, founder and managing director of Maxima Compliance, commented: “Maxima Compliance continues to expand its team aggressively to consolidate our position as the industry’s leading compliance specialists.

“María perfectly fits the bill and we are confident that her commercial expertise will help take us to the next level.”