With comings and goings commonplace across the industry, Compliable, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, and High 5 Games, all feature in our latest rundown of a number of recent manoeuvres.
High 5 Games
Philip Forster has been appointed as head of casino for the B2C igaming product at High 5 Games, whom he joins following a two-year tenure as casino operations manager of BetMGM.
In th position, Forster will be charged with playing a key role in growing the group’s B2C real-money gaming business internationally and in the US as more states come online
Tony Singer, CEO of H5G, commented: “As we continue to make our mark in every regulated market and expand across North America and beyond, there’s no better candidate to help drive growth than Philip Forster.
“His breadth of experience leading all new state rollouts is second to none, and his knowledge of the US and global markets really makes him the perfect fit. Welcome to the team.”
Ex-Penn National Gaming general counsel Carl Sottosanti has been appointed to the board of directors of licensing firm Compliable, which was formerly known as Rebric.
Sottosanti is lauded of bringing “a wealth of industry experience” to the group, which recently secured funding to continue to develop a platform which helps US sportsbooks to readily prepare applications and secure employee licenses across the country
Chris Oltyan, CEO of Compliable, said: “We are thrilled to have Carl join our advisory board as he brings a unique combination of industry expertise that will help us develop our platform further and scale our business going forward. We really value his input and guidance and look forward to working together.”
Hard Rock Atlantic City
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has welcomed Michael Woodside to the role of vice president of entertainment and marketing services, where he will oversee the resort’s advertising, digital marketing, entertainment, public relations and social media departments.
Prior to joining the property, Woodside spent 17 years at Borgata, most recently serving as their vice president of marketing. He also has previous casino industry experience in roles including entertainment, marketing, player development, and casino credit.
“Hard Rock Atlantic City is excited to welcome Michael to our team,” said Joe Lupo, property president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
“His extensive background in our industry is invaluable to our continued commitment to being the leader in live entertainment here in Atlantic City.”
l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux has confirmed the appointment of Christel Fiorina as the regulator’s first market, compliance and player protections director, helping maintain the market integrity of French gambling’s new unified regulatory era.
A seasoned executive of France’s civil service, Fiorina joins ANJ’s leadership team from DGE – France’s National Enterprise Agency, where she led policy development projects assisting the ministries of economy and finance, transport and the environment.
“Fiorina will be in charge of the economic regulation of the gambling market, in particular the commercial policies and promotional strategies of operators and the prevention of excessive gambling,” the ANJ statement read.
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