With plenty of movers and shakers around the industry, allow CasinoBeats to give you the rundown on a number of recent manoeuvres.
Bragg Gaming Group
Former SBTech CEO Richard Carter has been appointed as non-executive chair of the Bragg Gaming Group board of directors.
In the position, Carter will advise and provide support to CEO Adam Arviv on developing a global strategy focused on partnerships with best-in-class brands, continued growth of their organic business and consideration of all accretive M&A opportunities.
“Richard is a recognised authority in the online sport betting industry who was heavily involved in the merger between DraftKings and SB Tech,” noted Arviv.
“This appointment fits my mission as interim CEO – to build a championship team that will execute on our plans to expand our current market overseas and to aggressively move into the US market. We continue to be focused on recruiting additional top talent.”
Danish gambling authority Spillemyndigheden has confirmed that Anders Dorph will assume the role of director, effective from November 1.
Joining after serving as the deputy director of the Danish Immigration Service, Dorph will take over from Morten Niels Jakobsen, who stepped down from the position earlier this year to join the Danish Valuation Agency as its new director.
Morten Bødskov, minister of taxation, said: “The gaming authority plays a crucial role in the work of ensuring a proper and regulated gaming market in Denmark, where players are protected against unfair and illegal gaming. That is why I am glad that Anders Dorph has taken on the task.
“He has an extremely heavy professional profile with broad experience from politically led organisations and cooperation across authorities. Therefore, I look forward to benefiting from his experience.”
B2B gaming supplier Push Gaming has announced the appointment of Jessica Maier as chief risk officer in a move designed to bolster the company’s plans for continued international expansion.
Maier will head the legal and compliance department and oversee all aspects of licensing and compliance across all markets, as well as being responsible for managing relationships with regulatory bodies.
As CRO, Maier will also be key to driving the supplier’s entry into new jurisdictions by managing new licence applications and certification processes, while continuing to promote a culture of compliance throughout the growing organisation.
James Marshall, CEO at Push Gaming, commented: “With various global operators coming on board in recent months, we’re delighted to have Jessica join us as CRO in order to further build on the culture of compliance in our rapidly growing organisation.”
“She comes with specific and in-depth expertise in gambling law, which will be crucial in our ambitions to continue to expand into regulated markets, while also supporting in-house teams with the knowhow of dealing with regulatory bodies and partner requirements.”
Swedish B2B white label app provider Triggy AB has hired Darran Miner as vice president of North America to spearhead its growth strategy in the rapidly moving US sports betting sector.
Miner, who represents Triggy’s first US hire, brings with him more than 20 years of sports marketing and betting experience. Most recently, he led marketing and sales efforts for the New York Racing Association, including overseeing promotion of ticketing and wagering verticals as well as sponsorships.
Company co-founder Bjorn Nilsson welcomed Miner’s appointment, saying: “We are excited to have Darran join the Triggy team as we launch our business in North America. We believe we have a fantastic product that will revolutionise the in-play betting market in the US and believe Darran is the perfect person to build our team in the states.”
Miner cited the success of established non-US in-play betting markets and the potential for the genre stateside. “The in-play betting market is well established in Europe and Asia and it’s starting to gain traction here in the US,” he said. “I’m excited to join the Triggy team and bring our industry leading technology to bettors throughout North America.”