People news 20 July 2017

The latest people news from the egaming industry in the last seven days (14 July to 20 July 2017)

Superbet continues hiring spree with senior Hattrick Sports appointment

Former CEO of Casa Pariurilor, Sebastian Boer, tasked with driving the operator’s core Romania-facing business

Superbet has hired former Hattrick Sports Group executive Sebastian Boer as a member of the operator’s management board for its Romania-facing operations, EGR Intel has learned.

Boer officially joined the company last week having previously served as CEO of Hattrick’s Romanian betting subsidiary Casa Pariurilor, where he worked for more than 10 years.

Hattrick Sports Group was recently acquired by Fortuna for an initial consideration of €85m, with potential earn outs up to €50m.

Boer’s role will include membership of the management board of Superbet Holding SA, the firm’s Romanian holding company, as well as sitting on the board of the group’s retail betting operations.

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SIS names former Ladbrokes director as new COO

SIS has appointed Ladbrokes’ former commercial projects director Dominic Matthews to its newly-created role of COO.

Matthews will be responsible for the group’s operational and commercial teams, tasked with setting the firm’s strategic direction and delivering efficiency in day-to-day operations.

He will report directly to chief executive Richard Ames, who took over as CEO last month.

“Dominic’s appointment to our senior management team is a major coup for SIS and I’m delighted to welcome him to the company,” said Ames. “He brings a wealth of experience to the role having been an integral part of the betting industry for so many years.”

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Aristocrat Leisure Limited is on the hunt for a new chief financial officer (CFO) following a decision by Toni Korsanos not to relocate from Sydney to the firm’s operations in Las Vegas.

The company is relocating its CFO position to the US from March 2018, following CEO Trevor Coker’s transition later this year.

Korsanos opted not to move to the US for family reasons,

“Aristocrat is fortunate to have an outstanding CFO and Company Secretary in Toni Korsanos, who has been instrumental to Aristocrat’s turnaround and growth as the key finance and strategic partner both to myself and former CEO Jamie Odell,” Croker said.

He added: “Toni’s legacy at Aristocrat is broad and impressive.

“It includes the delivery of sustained and outstanding Group performance against all key financial metrics across her tenure, together with transformative M&A, a strong cultural impact and the development of many talented leaders who are well positioned to build on Toni’s achievements into the future.”


Betsson has closed the Madrid office of its recent Spanish acquisition Premier Casino and relocated operations to its Malta hub.

The move is part of an overhaul of the product that saw it rebranded to StarCasino, with new titles added to its casino games portfolio.

The shake-up is designed to bring the brand’s margins in line with the rest of the Betsson group.

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