Betway lands new CEO

By Robert Simmons
European sports betting and online casino operator Betway has announced the appointment of Anthony Werkman to the position of Chief Executive, replacing incumbent CEO Richard Akitt.

Werkman, who joined Betway in 2013 and most recently served as the companies director of marketing and operations has worked in the gaming industry since 2000.

Betway have confirmed that Richard Akitt will take up the position of company chairman after being CEO of the company for the past five years.

Primarily based in Malta and Guernsey, with support from London, Isle of Man, Stockholm and Cape Town, the Betway company currently comprises over 1,000 people. Betway currently holds licenses in the UK, Malta, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Ireland.

In a statement released by the company, Richard Akitt, outgoing CEO and new Chairman of Betway, said: “It’s been a privilege to be CEO of Betway for the last five years, but the time is right for me to hand over the reins to Anthony.”

“I look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship and being closely involved in the strategic direction of the business going forward.”

New Betway CEO, Anthony Werkman added: “I am honoured to be taking on the Group CEO role of Betway at a hugely exciting time for the company.

“Richard and I have worked closely together over the last few years and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role as Chairman.

“We have experienced an incredible period of growth over the past few years and are determined to make sure that trajectory continues.”


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