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

Rabbit Entertainment

Gaming operator Rabbit Entertainment, recently awarded the Rising Star in Casino gong at this month’s SBC Awards, has appointed Tal Zamstein as chief executive with immediate effect.

Joining from German operator Löwen Play, Zamstein plans to invest in infrastructure, expand in key markets, and continue to focus on “achieving operational excellence in a regulated environment”.

Zamstein said: “I’m delighted to be taking over as CEO of Rabbit Entertainment and look forward to the challenge of helping build on the company’s strategy reshape to release further potential, including capitalising on the certification in Germany and as the winner of best Rising Star in Casino at the prestigious SBC Awards.

“The business is entering a new phase and I have identified a number of actions necessary to further strengthen the company’s position.

“Both Lapalingo and Lord Lucky have universal appeal that will help our business go from strength-to-strength and I look forward to building on that legacy further with a focused multi-brand strategy in our key markets.”

National Council on Problem Gambling

Lia Nower, JD, PhD, Rutgers University professor and director of its Center for Gambling Studies, has joined the board of directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling. She is currently chair of the NCPG Research Committee and has served on several other committees.

Nower has co-authored several policy initiatives, including models for self-exclusion, responsible gambling programs, and problem gambling treatment service integration into state systems. She co-authored the Pathways Model and the Gambling Pathways Questionnaire, which are used internationally in research and treatment and currently heads the team evaluating play-by-play data for internet gambling and sports wagering in the state of New Jersey.

“The National Council on Problem Gambling works closely with our board of directors to advance policies and programs that assist people and families affected by problem gambling,” noted Keith Whyte, executive director of NCPG.

“We are excited that Lia Nower will be joining our board. Her expertise will help NCPG be more effective in an environment where gambling is expanding rapidly throughout the country.”


Payment tech firm Nuvei has announced the addition of of Neil Erlick to the executive leadership team, who will join on January 5, 2021 and will report to Philip Fayer, Nuvei’s chairman and CEO.

Erlick will serve as chief corporate development officer, where he will focus on strategic business development in key industry verticals, corporate partnerships, as well as enhancing the company’s overall growth in the US regulated gaming market.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Neil to Nuvei. As a passionate and talented digital payments industry executive, he brings a tremendous level of depth and knowledge in numerous verticals including igaming, regulated gambling and sports betting,” stated Fayer.

“With over 20 years of experience serving complex markets, we believe that Neil’s expertise will provide incredible value as we continue to strengthen our leadership team.”

BMM Testlabs 

BMM Testlabs, a gaming testing laboratory and product certification consultancy, has confirmed the appointment of Navin Goel as its new chief operations officer.

Goel will join BMM’s executive leadership team from Aristocrat Technologies, where he formally led the firm’s global tech support operations for all casino management and distribution units as the company’s senior vice president of technology.

“Navin is uniquely qualified to evolve and guide our global operations going forward. His industry experience, breadth of knowledge, and proven leadership make him very well-suited to advance BMM’s strategic initiatives,” commented Martin Storm, BMM Testlabs CEO.

“I am pleased to welcome Navin to our growing executive management team, and I know that he will be a great fit in our values-driven culture and leadership team.”