Jun 06, 2017
Personnel Moves - May 2017 A radical overhaul of the British Horseracing Authority, controversial casino executive Jack Lam departing Jimei International and some changes at the top for Pinnacle are among the staff shake-ups taking place across the gambling industry. Europe The UK Gambling Commission has confirmed that David Pemberton is to become its new chief operating officer. ... North America Anthony Sanfilippo has been elected chairman of the board at Pinnacle Entertainment, succeeding James Martineau. Sanfilippo will continue in his position as chief executive of Pinnacle and Martineau will continue as an independent director on the company's board. Charles L. Atwood has been appointed to the newly-created position of lead independent director. Sanfilippo joined Pinnacle in 2010. ... Middle East A pair of senior executive appointments has been confirmed at 888, as the online firm promotes two long-serving namesakes. Yaniv Schwartz, currently the head of B2B subsidiary Dragonfish, will become senior vice president, head of customer risk management. ... Asia-Pacific Jack Lam, the wanted gaming and property mogul whose Fontana casino-resort in the Philippines was raided and shut down in November, resigned as chairman and executive director of his Hong Kong-listed gaming vehicle Jimei International Entertainment on May 31. ... To read the full content, click here .