With comings and goings commonplace across the industry, GAN, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, and Senet, all feature in our latest rundown of a number of recent manoeuvres.
Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has announced the appointment of Jody Madigan as chief operating officer to oversee the development and execution of short and long-term strategic business plans across all MGE properties.
“We are pleased to welcome Jody Madigan to our executive leadership team to ensure business strategy alignment and continuity across all of our properties,” said Ray Pineault, president and CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.
“With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and casino gaming industry, Jody’s leadership and expertise will contribute to MGE’s continued growth and success.”
In his new role, Madigan will report directly to Pineault and will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic competitive positioning plans, ensure marketing and operational plans drive profitability, and evaluate success in meeting organisational strategies and financial performance targets.
He will also lead the general managers of MGE’s properties and ensure that all strategic planning is in alignment with the executive leadership group and the Mohegan Tribe.
Gambling compliance, law and business consultancy Senet has hired Daniel Lovecek, the former general counsel of wagering and media at Tabcorp, to join its senior leadership team.
Joining former colleague Julian Hoskins at the gamlbing advisory firm, the duo will work to direct and lead complex commercial regulatory work, building on Lovecek’s experience in this role at Tabcorp.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Senet at such an exciting time in its growth,” Lovecek remarked. “It has been clear from the start that Senet’s plans have been developed with a paramount focus on client service and it has cemented itself in the industry and built a highly trusted brand.
“Senet has brought a fresh advisory proposition to the gambling industry, and I am so excited to be part of this especially at a time of growing activity in the sector.”
Michael Arouh has been promoted to the position of chief legal officer and corporate secretary of GAN, succeeding Todd McTavish, who tendered his resignation for personal reasons. McTavish is expected to continue to provide consulting services to the company following his resignation.
Arouh, who brings 26 years of legal and business experience to his new role, will oversee all of the company’s global legal and regulatory affairs. He has served as deputy chief legal officer and senior vice president since February 2021.
Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN, commented: “Michael’s knowledge of GAN, relevant legal and on-line gambling industry experience, energy and record of accomplishments, coupled with his proven leadership, make him the ideal candidate to manage our global legal strategies and activities, and lead our in-house and external legal teams.
“We look forward to the continued benefit of his counsel as we grow and deliver the best on-line gambling and sports betting experience.”
Sightline Payments has announced that co-founder Omer Sattar will serve as co-CEO alongside Joe Pappano, where he will gain oversight of internal operations, including product and compliance to help further Sightline’s innovative spirit within regulated markets.
Pappano will continue to lead Sightline’s strategy, sales, client success, and marketing organizations to drive the digital transformation of the gaming and hospitality industries.
“The past year has been transformative for Sightline, and we have no intention of slowing down our progress to revolutionize payments in the gaming and hospitality industries,” noted Sattar.
“My goal is to ensure that Sightline has the best, most innovative product suite in the industry. I am humbled by the opportunity to drive this business forward alongside Joe and provide gaming’s consumers the same payment options that they have in their daily lives.”