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


Online casino games supplier Wazdan has undertaken a major shuffle in its executive team, with a number of  hires and promotions designed to add a wealth of experience to the provider’s workforce.

Tomasz Tajeldin has been brought in as a senior CRM specialist, Lukasz Kasprzyk has joined as head of operations, and Andrzej Hyla has been promoted to chief commercial officer.

Hyla stated: “The past 12 months saw us achieve plenty and I can’t wait to be more involved than ever before in taking the company to new heights. There’s lots to come from Wazdan and it’s a journey we can’t wait to continue.”


Boston, Massachusetts headquartered DraftKings has appointed baseball legend and entrepreneur Cal Ripken Jr as a special advisor to its board of directors.

Here, he will be tasked with providing insights to the board and CEO on key company initiatives such as company strategy, product development, and marketing activities. Ripken Jr will also become a DraftKings equity holder.

Jason Robins, CEO and co-founder of DraftKings, noted: “Cal Ripken Jr embodies the qualities of perseverance and integrity we value so highly at DraftKings, and on behalf of the entire company I want to extend our warmest welcome to him as a special advisor.

“We are inspired not only by Cal’s historic playing days but also his current work to cultivate new generations of ballplayers. His unique combination of leadership, longevity, and business acumen ensures that we will receive invaluable strategic counsel.”


Mark Crocker has been appointed as chief operating officer of Sydney based online gaming studio ReelPlay, becoming the group’s second recent senior hire.

Crocker joins the business as COO after successful periods in senior operational roles at NextGen Gaming, SG Digital and Animal Logic.

Dave Johnson, ReelPlay CEO,  said: “We’re very excited to welcome Mark to the team. As a former valued colleague to many of us, he was on our radar for some time and I’m in no doubt Mark will lead the way in positioning us to deliver on our operational goals.

“With ReelPlay games now extending their global reach whilst we continue to offer game build, math, marketing, integration and commercial expertise to partner studios, it was important to bring in someone of Mark’s calibre to best manage our efforts across the group.”


Industry multi-channel platform and systems provider Digitain has promoted Simon Westbury to the position of chief business officer.

Prior to this Westbury served as the company’s head of international business development, where he took responsibility for expanding Digitain’s international sales channel and strategy related to new clients and markets.

“Simon has successfully led the Digitain sales team since January 2020, generating significant growth and adding great value to our business. We fully expect even greater things from him and his team in the future,” commented Harutyun Vardanya, Digitain Chief Operations Officer.