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NeoGames Hires Robert Wesley –

NeoGames, a leading provider of online gambling solutions, has welcomed Robert Wesley as Vice President of North American Customer Development. In this capacity, Wesley will collaborate with lotteries throughout the continent, providing valuable support for their interactive offerings. Moreover, he will lend his expertise to enhance and strengthen the existing customer base’s ilottery programs and products.

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NeoGames has appointed Robert Wesley as Vice President of North American Customer Development, tasking him with collaborating with lotteries throughout the continent and furnishing valuable support for their interactive offerings.
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Wesley Arrives at NeoGames After Spending Over 25 Years at Virginia Lottery

NeoGames, a leading provider of online gambling solutions, has made a significant appointment in its North American operations by welcoming Robert Wesley as the Vice President of North American Customer Development. In this crucial role, Wesley will collaborate with lotteries across the continent to enhance their interactive offerings, ensuring a seamless and engaging experience for their players. Additionally, he will provide valuable support to the existing customer base, assisting them with their ilottery programs and products.

Wesley brings a wealth of experience to his new position, having spent over 25 years at the Virginia Lottery in various senior roles. His most recent role as Deputy Executive Director Lottery saw remarkable success, with a notable 23% increase in overall lottery sales during the most recent fiscal year under his leadership. His previous roles, including Director of Digital, Director of Sales, and Director of Sales and Marketing, have equipped him with valuable insights and expertise in the lottery industry.

NeoGames’ decision to bring Robert Wesley on board reflects the company’s commitment to strengthening its presence in the North American market and providing top-notch support to its lottery partners as they continue to embrace digital and interactive solutions for their players. With Wesley’s extensive experience and track record of success, NeoGames is poised to further elevate its services and solidify its position as a trusted partner in the gambling industry.

Wesley’s Extensive Track Record Praised in Welcoming Statements

Robert Wesley expressed great excitement at joining NeoGames and collaborating with their impressive array of lottery partners. As the North American ilottery market continues to experience rapid growth, Robert acknowledged NeoGames’ advantageous position to assist lotteries in enriching their interactive offerings:

“It is a thrill to join NeoGames and work with such an impressive portfolio of lottery partners. The North American ilottery market is one that continues to grow rapidly. NeoGames is in a prime position to support lotteries who are interested in enhancing the interactive experience they offer. I am excited by the new challenges that lie ahead and look forward to sharing my expertise with the NeoGames team and our lottery partners.”– Robert Wesley, Vice President of North American Customer Development, NeoGames, Press Release

Moti Malul, the chief executive of NeoGames, acknowledged Robert’s significant reputation within the lottery industry, noting his impressive achievements in driving ilottery growth during his tenure with Virginia Lottery. Recognizing the importance of assembling a talented team to facilitate their mission of accelerating customers’ success, Malul expressed the company’s enthusiasm in securing Rob’s involvement:

“Rob is hugely respected within the lottery industry. He has an incredible track record of delivering ilottery growth during his time with Virginia Lottery. We want the right people to drive our efforts as we look to accelerate customers’ success. Rob joining NeoGames is a major coup and sharing his expertise with our customers will undoubtedly help to effectively grow their businesses.”– Moti Malul, Chief Executive, NeoGames, Press Release

NeoGames Stepped Into Pennsylvania Market in July 2023

NeoGames, a well-known provider of online gaming and lottery solutions, recently made a significant announcement in July 2023 that will pave the way for an exciting new chapter for both the company and its subsidiary, Aspire Global. In this groundbreaking move, Aspire Global will play a pivotal role in driving the Cordish Companies PlayLive online casino to new heights.

As part of the agreement, PlayLive! is set to undergo a major transformation, transitioning to NeoGames’ state-of-the-art suite of products. This suite includes essential components such as PAM (Player Account Management), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), aggregation, and data analytics, all of which will be fully integrated by the year 2024. The decision marks a shift from the casino’s initial partnership with GAN, a prominent California-based igaming supplier that provided the casino’s initial igaming solutions.

A crucial element of this collaboration is the adoption of the AspireEngage CRM system, which is expected to greatly enhance the overall player journey and significantly boost customer satisfaction compared to the previous offering. Additionally, PlayLive! will embrace integration with the Pariplay Fusion aggregation platform, thereby expanding its range of offerings and further solidifying its position in the competitive online gaming market. This strategic move underscores NeoGames’ unwavering commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology and comprehensive solutions to elevate the online gaming experience for PlayLive! customers and establish itself as a key player in the industry.

Tsachi Maimon, the President and Head of iGaming at NeoGames, conveyed deep enthusiasm concerning the partnership with PlayLive! Casino and the chance to bring its iGaming offerings to the next level:

“We are incredibly excited to commence our partnership with PlayLive! Casino and take its Pennsylvanian iGaming offering to the next level. With this complete migration onto our iGaming products and services, it truly reinforces the strength of NeoGames and our overall proposition following the acquisition of Aspire Global. The teams are thoroughly looking forward to working closely with PlayLive! Casino and expect a seamless cut-over to our technology and content early next year.”– Tsachi Maimon, President and Head of iGaming, NeoGames, Press Release

Fanatics Picked New Chief Legal Officer in June 2023

Fanatics, the increasingly diverse digital sports platform, took a significant step by appointing Gregg Winiarski as its newest Chief Legal Officer in June 2023. In his new role, Winiarski will be at the helm of all legal affairs across the entire Fanatics enterprise, which includes its Betting and Gaming division, as well as the Commerce and Collectibles businesses.

It’s worth noting that Winiarski is not new to the Fanatics family; he comes with two years of prior experience at the company, where he served in an advisory capacity. Before joining Fanatics, he held the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel at IAC, a technology and media business. His legal expertise is further bolstered by his tenure as an associate with the renowned law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

With this strategic appointment, Fanatics aims to fortify its legal framework and ensure seamless operations across its expanding divisions, including the dynamic and ever-evolving Betting and Gaming sector. Winiarski’s experience and insights are expected to play a pivotal role in driving Fanatics’ legal strategy and contributing to the company’s continued growth and success.

Fanatics’ chief executive Michael Rubin celebrated Winiarski’s strategic thinking and storied experience in the gambling industry:

“I’m thrilled to have Gregg join our team as chief legal officer for the entire Fanatics global enterprise. Gregg is an incredibly strategic legal executive with deep expertise that spans more than 20 years across M&A, regulatory and compliance functions. He will be an invaluable asset as we scale our collective businesses to become the leading digital sports platform for fans worldwide.”

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Author: Jordan Bennett