Benedict McDonagh becomes new MD of Wizard Games

His appointment follows those of Yoganand Aiyadurai as Director of Game Technology and Simon Jagdhar as Director of Game Studio.

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Benedict McDonagh has been named as the new Managing Director of NeoGames SA subsidiary Wizard Games.

McDonagh, a veteran of the online gambling sector with 18 years of expertise, co-founded Green Jade Group five years ago, where he previously served as CEO.

He joins Wizard Games as a member of the management team led by Pariplay's Managing Director Adrian Bailey. after previously holding positions with Mr Green, PokerStars, and Betfair.

His appointment comes after those of Yoganand Aiyadurai as Director of Game Technology and Simon Jagdhar as Director of Game Studio.

Adrian Bailey, Managing Director at Pariplay, said: “Our studio division Wizard Games continues to make great strides in regulated markets all over the world and this progress is down to the quality of people we can bring into the business. Benedict’s vast industry experience will provide great benefits for Wizard Games and we believe he will be a superb addition to the team.”

McDonagh said: “Wizard Games has ambitions to make a major splash in regulated markets around the world and I’m delighted to get the chance to be a part of that story.

“I aim to use all the know-how I have accumulated in my career to take the studio to the next level so that we can make a real impact with operators and players globally.”

In the most recent release, La Mafia Heist, Wizard Games is following the Big Boss' instructions and assembling the crew for an action-packed adventure.

There was huge news from parent company NeoGames earlier this week, as Aristocrat was announced as a buyer of the company in a $1.2bn deal.

Joey Hurtado was previously Wizard's MD but left the role in April 2023.


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