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New man at the helm of GVC Holdings

Sat, Sep 21, 11:20am by Staff Writer

GVC Holdings announced a new chief executive officer for its Australian operations.

Dean Shannon will be replacing Jason Scott to be GVC’s chief of operations in Australia.

Scott became a permanent member of the GVC executive team after serving six months as interim Australia chief executive officer.

He was hired back in August 2017.

Shanon has a vast experience of serving in a managerial position with top global gambling operators.

He was previously served as Executive Chairman of Neds and was also the chief executive officer of Ladbrokes Australia for four years between 2013 and 2017.

With the appointment, Shanon is tasked with leading both the Ladbrokes Australia and Neds brands, according to Casino Buzz.

Commenting on the new appointment, GVC chief executive officer Kenny Alexander said: “We are delighted to announce Dean’s appointment. He is a highly dynamic, experience leader with the entrepreneurial skills that will drive our Australian business to even greater success in the future

“I’d also like to put on record my thanks to Jason Scott for the job he has done in establishing the group as a market leader in Australia.”

About his new role, Shanon commented: “I am truly excited to be leading GVC’s Australian businesses. I believe in Ladbrokes and Neds we have two of the leading brands in the market and, backed by our proprietary technology and highly talented team, we are very well placed for growth.

Playtech and GVC pair up

The world’s leading omni-channel gambling company, Playtech, has announced the successful roll out of its industry leading casino offering in multiple markets across leading GVC brands including bwin, Sportingbet, partypoker, PartyCasino, Foxy Bingo, Foxy Casino and Crystalbet.

Calvin Ayre is reporting markets in the UK, Spain, Italy and Georgia have become the latest key markets in which the GVC brands have launched Playtech’s award-winning contents on its legacy brands following a partnership between the two companies announced last year.

In the UK, bwin and Sportingbet will also take the exclusive Casino tab already offered on GVC’s Ladbrokes and Coral brands, extending the Playtech gaming eco-system across GVC Group’s UK brands.

GVC’s customers are now able to experience the industry leading gaming experience that has become the gold standard for the principal operators in regulated markets.

Powered by its data driven IMS platform, Playtech’s products and services integrate with the operators’ own technology to deliver a seamless player journey across all verticals and channels, providing the player with access to an industry leading portfolio of more than 600 games, including the leading branded games and cross vertical progressive jackpots and bonus functionality, providing a seamless cross product customer journey.

Playtech and GVC’s partnership is also live across the key regulated markets of Belgium and Greece, where GVC holds a casino licence for its Sportingbet and Vistabet brands.

Partnership to expand across Europe and Latin America

In addition, the coming months will see the partnership continue to expand with launches in further regulated markets in 2019 and 2020.

The breadth of Playtech’s innovative omni-channel products combined with its data driven commercial, compliance and safer gambling services make Playtech the leading technology provider in regulated and regulating markets globally.

Meanwhile, Playtech is also now partnering with market leading brand Betboo in the fast-growing Brazilian market.

Latin American is a significant market for both companies, with Playtech building on its leadership in the region, established through its omni-channel presence in Mexico and Columbia.

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