Executive Profiles

In-depth profiles on the biggest CEOs and execs in the gambling industry,
from tier-one UK operators to land-based US behemoths

Kunal Mishra

COO & CSO
Oddsworks


John Chaszar

Executive Vice President and General Manager
Live! Casino and Hotel Louisiana


Anne Ward

Chairman
The Star Entertainment Group


Daniela Johansson

Chief Responsibility Officer and Deputy CEO
Paf


Anton Janér

Co-Founder and MD
Abios


Amir Mirzaee

Co-CEO and MD
Bayes Esports


Monica Shafaq

CEO
Gordon Moody


Scott Butera

President and CEO
Affinity Interactive


Behshad Behzadi

CTO and Chief AI Officer
Sportradar


Ryan Eller

EVP & General Manager
Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland


Joe Hasson

General Manager at Mohegan Sun Casino
Mohegan


Chen Si

President and Representative Director
Mohegan Inspire


Alan Ellingson

SVP, Finance and Analytics
DraftKings


Neale O'Connell

Interim CFO
The Star Entertainment Group


Ronald Kramer

Board Member
Entain


Eric Barbaro

General Manager
Chicken Ranch Casino


George Rover

Executive Director
The Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association (RGAA)


Manuel Stan

CEO
Catena Media


Andrew Rhodes

CEO and Commissioner
Gambling Commission


Thomas Graf

CEO
Greentube


Michael Bauer

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Games Officer
Greentube


Jessica Mellor

CEO
The Star Gold Coast


Robert Goldstein

CEO & Chairman
Las Vegas Sands


Daniel Finch

Brisbane CEO
The Star Entertainment Group


Stian Hornsletten

CEO of Games Division
EveryMatrix


Gavin Hamilton

Chairman
Octoplay


Zoë Osmond

CEO
GambleAware


Steven Salz

Co-Founder and CEO
Rivalry


Paul Burns

President & CEO
Canadian Gaming Association


Colleen Birch

Former COO
Fontainebleau Las Vegas


Oliver Chow

CFO
Light & Wonder


Anna Johnson

CEO
Svenska Spel


Charles Mizzi

CEO
Malta Gaming Authority


Marilyn Jentzen

Interim CFO
Inspired Entertainment


Alister Lui

CFO
PointsBet


Mark Hughes

Chief Information Officer
Allwyn


David Williams

Director of Public Affairs
The Rank Group


Rafi Ashkenazi

Executive Chairman
Hard Rock Digital


Matt Kalish

Co-Founder and President
DraftKings


Matthew Saxon

CTO
Gaming Innovation Group


Michael Rumbolz

Chair
American Gaming Association


Paul Liberman

President of Global Technology and Product
DraftKings


Cathy Judd-Stein

Chair
Massachusetts Gaming Commission


Jonathan Jossel

CEO
Plaza Hotel & Casino


Eric Schultz

VP, Studio Operations
Konami Gaming


Per Jaldung

CEO
Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE


Harris Tsangarides

CEO
Cyprus Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission


Chad Hoehne

Founder, Chairman & CEO
Table Trac


Patrick Davis

President & CEO
BCLC


Andre Carrier

CEO
Eureka Casinos


Tom Waterhouse

CIO
Waterhouse VC


Sam Sadi

CEO
LiveScore Group


Mia Tahdooahnippah

CEO
Comanche Nation Entertainment


Camille Mercier

CEO
Spirit Mountain Casino


Frank Tecumseh

CEO
FireKeepers Casino Hotel


Tim Miller

Executive Director
Gambling Commission


Joshua Morris

Head of iGaming Content & Strategy
Anaxi


Laurens Vosloo

CEO
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians


Jody Madigan

COO
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment


Tim Drehkoff

CEO
Rush Street Gaming


Dominic R.Ortiz

CEO & GM
Potawatomi Casino & Hotel


Richard St. Jean

COO
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa


Gary Ellis

Founder & CEO
Marker Trax & Ellis Island Casino Hotel


Sean Wilkins

CFO
888 Holdings


Kresimir Spajic

CEO
Betfred USA


Stephen Crystal

Founder & CEO
SCCG Management


Jim Murren

Chair
General Commercial Gaming Regulatory Authority (UAE)


Matevž Mazij

CEO
Bragg Gaming Group


Michael Wells

Director
Oregon Lottery


James Curwen

CEO
Yggdrasil Gaming


Benjie Levy

Former President & COO
theScore


Hector Fernandez

CEO
Aristocrat Gaming


Siobhan Lane

CEO of Gaming
Light & Wonder


E. Sequoyah Simermeyer

VP of Strategic Partnerships
FanDuel


Mary Cheeks

President & General Manager
Jamul Casino


D'Arcy Myers

Interim CEO
GamCare


Jason Guyot

President and CEO
Foxwoods Resort Casino


Hubert Wang

President & COO
MGM China


Per Widerström

CEO
888 Holdings


Vincent Zahn

CFO
Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming


Kenji Hall

General Manager
Yaamava'


Casey Brett

SVP of Business Development
Major League Baseball (MLB)


Jordan Gnat

CEO
Playmaker Capital


Miles Baron

CEO
The Bingo Association


Eric Conrad

Managing Director of Sports Media, Tech & Betting
Sportradar


Joe Pisano

CEO
Jade Entertainment and Gaming


Richard Brown

CEO
Glitnor Group


Mark McGinley

Chief Gaming Officer
Yggdrasil


Gerard Crosby

SVP & Chief Games Product Officer
Konami


Mark Tricano

SVP of Operations
Station Casinos


Nicholas Macias

Secretary General
Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association


Jeff Baldi

SVP of Commercial Strategy
Table Trac/CasinoTrac


Peter Turpin

Venue Director, Victoria Casino
Grosvenor Casinos, The Rank Group


Maurice Wooden

President
Fontainebleau Las Vegas


Christine Wechsler

SVP, Public Policy and Government Affairs
Scientific Games


Barry Gibson

Ex-Chairman
Entain


John O’Reilly

CEO
The Rank Group


John Bryant

Chairman
Flutter Entertainment


Thomas Schoen

President
Wynn Al Marjan Island


Nils Andén

CEO
Kindred Group


Julian Jarvis

CEO
Pragmatic Play


Linda Chen

President
Wynn Macau


Ed Bowers

President and CEO
MGM Resorts Japan


Vigen Badalyan

Co-Founder
BetConstruct


Enrique K. Razon Jr.

CEO
Bloomberry Resorts Corporation


Joseph Pappano

Former Co-CEO
Sightline Payments


Omer Sattar

CEO
Sightline Payments


James Kennedy

Head
TalkSport Bet


Renato Ascoli

CEO – Global Gaming
IGT


Henrik Tjärnström

Former CEO
Kindred Group


Mikael Hansson

Co-Founder & CEO
Enteractive


Robert Ziems

Chief Legal Officer
AGS


Björn Krantz

Former CEO
Yggdrasil


Sandra Douglass Morgan

President
Las Vegas Raiders


Alejandro Hipolito Tengco

Chairman & CEO
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR)


Fred Done

Chairman
Betfred


Alex Oswald

Managing Director
Metropolitan Gaming


Matthew King

CEO
Fanatics Betting and Gaming


Mor Weizer

CEO
Playtech


Sam Swanell

Group CEO & Managing Director
PointsBet


Keith E Smith

CEO
Boyd Gaming Corporation


Nigel Birrell

CEO
Lottoland Group


David Newton

CCO
Paddy Power


John Connelly

Global CEO
Interblock


Anthony Carano

President and COO
Caesars Entertainment


Irina Cornides

COO
Pragmatic Play


Dan Taylor

International CEO
Flutter Entertainment


Stéphane Pallez

Chairwoman and CEO
Groupe FDJ


Michael Silberling

CEO
Metropolitan Gaming


Patrik Hofbauer

Former CEO
Svenska Spel


Neil Fairweather

Chief Marketing Operations Officer
bet365


Ernie Stevens, Jr.

Chairman and National Spokesperson
Indian Gaming Association


Jesper Søgaard

CEO and Co-Founder
Better Collective


Olabimpe Akingba

Executive Secretary
Association of Nigerian Bookmakers


Ian Brown

CEO
Flutter Entertainment UK & Ireland


Erwin Van Lambaart

General Director
Casinos Austria


Natalia Hilevych

Ex-CEO
Parimatch Eastern Europe


Pascal Camia

Chief International Development Officer
Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer


Gustaf Hagman

Founder and CEO
LeoVegas


Brigid Simmonds OBE

Former Chair
Betting and Gaming Council


Lynn Valbuena

Chairwoman
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians


Walter Bugno

CEO
Games Global


Simon Hammon

CEO
Relax Gaming


Petra de Ruiter

CEO
Holland Casino


Kristian Nylén

Co-Founder
Kambi Group


Jenna Ekström

Responsible Gaming Manager
Paf


Robert Chvátal

CEO
Allwyn Entertainment


Carsten Koerl

CEO
Sportradar


Tsachi Maimon

President
NeoGames


Aregnaz Hakobyan

Group Chief Marketing Officer
Digitain


Anna Sainsbury

CEO and Co-Founder
GeoComply


Sheila Morago

Executive Director
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association


Matt Wilson

CEO
Light & Wonder


Jim Allen

CEO; Chairman
Seminole Gaming; Hard Rock International


Michael Daly

Former CEO
Catena Media


Martin Carlesund

CEO
Evolution Group


Trevor J. Croker

CEO
Aristocrat Leisure Limited


Johnny Aitken

CEO
PointsBet USA


Lim Kok Thay

Chairman
Genting


Francis Lui Yiu Tung

Vice Chairman
Galaxy Entertainment Group


Itai Pazner

Former CEO
888 Holdings


Simon Thomas

Executive Chairman
Hippodrome Casino


Lawrence Ho

Chairman and CEO
Melco Resorts and Entertainment


Denise Coates

CEO & Founder
bet365


Daisy Ho

Chairman and Executive Director
SJM Holdings


Derek Stevens

CEO
Circa Resort & Casino


Bill Miller

President and CEO
American Gaming Association


Jay A. Snowden

CEO/President
Penn Entertainment


Peter Jackson

Group CEO
Flutter Entertainment


Erika Ayers Badan

Former CEO
Barstool Sports


Jason Robins

CEO
DraftKings


Amy Howe

CEO
FanDuel


Michael Dugher

Chair
Betting and Gaming Council


Tilman Fertitta

CEO
Golden Nugget Casinos


Craig Billings

CEO
Wynn Resorts


Tom Reeg

CEO
Caesars Entertainment


Bill Hornbuckle

CEO
MGM Resorts International


Soo Kim

Chairman
Bally's Corporation


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