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David Johnson has been announced as the successor to Scott Smith as chief executive officer at Sydney headquartered slots developer ReelPlay.

The online gaming studio has announced the promotion as it reveals that Smith, who joined the company along with Johnson in 2018, remains with the business in a board and advisory capacity where he will be overseeing the ReelPlay group studios.

Johnson initially joined as CCO after successful periods in senior commercial roles at Cryptologic, NextGen Gaming and NYX Gaming Group, that ultimately saw the business evolve into SG Digital.  

Privately held ReelPlay have experienced significant growth since Johnson and Smith arrived, with the duo having implemented the transition of the business from Chance Interactive initially, whilst a number of commercial milestones are lauded as recently being achieved.

Johnson said “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to continue to drive the business forward as CEO. With great credit to Scott, the founders and the team at ReelPlay HQ, the business is perfectly positioned to capitalise on the solid foundations we’ve placed over the last couple of years. 

“We look forward to continuing to build on ReelPlay’s solid existing partnerships whilst focussing on expanding into new markets and verticals, underpinned by the continued creation of the highest quality digital gaming content for license to the world’s leading regulated casino operators”.