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Itai Pazner

Former CEO
888 Holdings

Itai Pazner was the CEO of 888 Holdings, a public company that is based in Gibraltar and was founded in 1997. The company owns several well-known gambling brands and websites, including 888sport, 888casino and 888poker. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Pazner has served as the company's CEO since 2019.

Education
  • The College of Management Academic Studies
    1994-1998
  • London Business School
    2005-2006

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

Under his leadership, 888 Holdings completed an acquisition from Caesars Entertainment during the summer, purchasing all non-US assets from its William Hill subsidiary for $2.35bn. Pazner posted on social media about the benefits of the sale and the company’s commitment to responsible gambling. He commented: "We want to normalise the use of safer gambling tools as part of a customer’s experience, to ensure that everyone who plays at any of the group’s brands does so in a safe manner. Through our combination with William Hill, I firmly believe that we have an even stronger platform to support continuous improvements in our industry going forward.”

EMPLOYMENT

Pazner has held various positions as a marketing executive for 888 Holdings during his 22 years with the company. From 2003 to 2008, he worked in the departments of European Offline Marketing and Global Offline Marketing. He has also served as the company’s Head of Global Regional Division’s Senior Vice President and led B2C Ltd as its Senior Vice President. In addition to his role as CEO, Pazner serves as the company’s Executive Director. Prior to stepping into his current position, he held the position of COO from 2017 to 2019.

PRODUCTS LAUNCHED

As CEO, Pazner was instrumental in a partnership between 888 Holdings and Sports Illustrated, which resulted in the company’s continued US expansion. Through the agreement, 888’s users have access to Sports Illustrated content through 888’s platform. Pazner said about the partnership: “We have established a platform for strong growth in the US through our world-class technology and operational expertise, with the Sports Illustrated brand, which will enable us to maximise the potential of this unique combination to further grow a profitable business in the US.”

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