With plenty of comings and goings around the industry, allow CasinoBeats to give you the rundown on a number of recent manoeuvres.
Michigan Gaming Control Board
Henry Williams has become executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board following a 34-1 roll call confirmation vote in the Michigan Senate.
Williams, who has 20 years of experience working at the MGCB and most recently was deputy director for the agency’s casino operations division, was confirmed to a to a six year term, which began on Monday 17 May, by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
“I am honoured to begin my appointment as executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board,” said Williams. “I look forward to leading the agency’s continuing success and thank outgoing executive director Richard Kalm for his leadership and the opportunities he provided that paved the way for my appointment.”
Esports Technologies, a global provider of advanced electronic sports wagering products and technology, has announced a new marketing partnership with NBA star Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz.
As a brand ambassador, Clarkson will partner with the firm on marketing campaigns to raise awareness of the brand across digital and social platforms through creative content, various guest appearances and streaming events.
Aaron Speach, CEO of Esports Technologies, noted: “We’re honoured to team up with one of the NBA’s biggest stars as he is enjoying his finest season in the league. Jordan Clarkson’s background, talents and dynamic personality make him an ideal brand ambassador for us. He embodies everything we stand for.
“I’m confident this partnership will likely help us catapult our brand globally, and I can’t thank our strategic advisor Jack McClinton enough for the opportunity to work with Jordan. Together we are building a great team.”
PointsBet has announced that Kosha Gada, a seasoned executive with expertise across media, technology, and digital business, has been appointed by the group’s board as an independent non-executive director,
Gada, the CEO and managing director of Recastled, is a regular contributor on various business and news networks, including Sky News, CNBC, and BNN Bloomberg, as well as publications including Forbes and TechCrunch.
Brett Paton, PointsBet chairman, stated: “I am delighted to welcome Kosha to the Board. Her expertise and strong knowledge of the US media and technology landscape will provide great benefit to PointsBet.
“As we continue to expand into new US jurisdictions, I could not think of a better set of skills to assist the Board as we execute on our strategy. I congratulate Kosha on her appointment and look forward to her contribution.”
DraftKings has announced the appointment of Roy Pollitt as its new Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. He joins the firm from Exiger where he was managing director, head of investigations for the global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance company.
Pollitt comes with deep experience of regulation, compliance and security, having also served as a special agent for the FBI for 17 years.
Paul Liberman, DraftKings’ co-founder and president of global product and technology, welcomed the new addition, commented: “I am pleased to welcome Roy Pollitt to the DraftKings team, where he’ll play a critical role leading our US and international regulatory function.
“Roy brings unparalleled experience and a unique perspective to the position, having served both as an expert regulatory consultant to high profile public companies and FBI special agent investigating complex frauds within diverse industries, including banking, gaming, payment processing, and securities.”