SBC News Gauselmann adds Bruns to fire up sports-&-gaming vision

Gauselmann adds Bruns to fire up sports-&-gaming vision

Gauselmann Group has confirmed the board appointment of Stefan Bruns, who will oversee the development of its sportsbook and online gambling offering.

Effective from 1 April, Bruns (52) will be charged with “strengthening the stationary and online-based sports betting offering, the strategic expansion of virtual slot machine portfolio, combined with the internationalisation of these business areas”.

The heritage gambling group detailed the importance of its “newly created board role” to meet new customer demands within rapidly changing German and European markets.

Company Founder and Chairman Paul Gauselmann explained: “I am pleased to welcome Stefan Bruns, who has been a leader in the company for nine years, as a new board member.

“Sports betting and online gaming are promising and future-oriented markets, Gauselmann continues. Stefan Bruns will further expand and strengthen the group’s activities in these areas. I wish Mr. Bruns the best of luck and great success in his important and responsible tasks.”

A Gauselmann executive since 2014, Bruns has previously served as International MD of Merkur Casino, overseeing the subsidiary’s 450 gaming venues across Europe and the management of its workforce of 4,800 staff members.  

“I would like to thank you for your trust and look forward to the challenging tasks ahead,” Bruns commented on his board appointment

“The focus will be on the strategic expansion of the online-based and stationary sports betting offering, as well as on bundling all worldwide online gaming activities. We want to create sustainable structures and products to consistently expand our market shares in sports betting and online gaming and successfully position the Merkur brand in the long term.”

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