Bwin.party director of games Golan Shaked departs

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Shaked will leave the operator and the industry upon completion of the GVC takeover early next year

Bwin.party director of games Golan Shaked will leave the operator as soon as its acquisition by GVC Holdings completes next year,” eGR North America has learned. [private]

Shaked was offered the chance to retain his role in the combined business but has decided to leave the industry to become chief commercial officer at an as yet unnamed global music streaming service.

However, Shaked will remain at bwin.party in a consultancy capacity until GVC completes its takeover of the operator, which is expected to finalise on 2 February, with Tom Waters promoted to acting director of games in the meantime.

“Working at bwin.party was an amazing experience,” Shaked told eGR.  “We have been through some enormous challenges which some of our competitors are only now beginning to face up to.

“I am extremely proud of our achievements in delivering consistent growth on Foxy Bingo, shifting the positioning of partypoker and establishing a platform from which it can now grow.

“Having enjoyed what has been a period of enormous change in the online gaming world, my new role takes me to another young, but hugely exciting industry and I cannot wait to get started,” he added.

Waters previously held commercial responsibility for bwin.party’s games labels and prior to that served as financial controller for the operator’s Cashcade business.

“Tom has unparalleled experience of our games labels operations having worked with and for the group over the past decade,” Norbert Teufelberger, bwin.party CEO, said.

“We look forward to him building on the success of the games labels unit as we move towards the completion of our transaction with GVC,” he added.

Shaked’s departure comes just months after bwin.party director of poker Jeffrey Haas left the firm to become chief international officer at daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings.

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