Tag Archives: Kenny Alexander

Listen: ‘FSB Meets…’ How Mark Blandford built up Sportingbet

Earlier this month, omnichannel sports betting platform provider FSB launched its brand new podcast series ‘FSB Meets…’ with sports betting veteran Mark Blandford as the inaugural guest. The new series will see FSB’s Head of Marketing Chris Graham speak to some of the industry’s most engaging people. As you can hear below, the series got off to a flyer with …

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GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation

GVC Holdings has confirmed that the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has expanded its investigation into the company’s former online subsidiary in Turkey. The investigation, which began on 28 November 2019, was launched in relation to former third party suppliers, which the operator understood to be related ‘to the processing of payments for online gambling in Turkey’. In 2017, GVC …

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GVC to meet shareholders to discuss executives pay plan

Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

GVC has agreed to speak with shareholders over remuneration packages for its senior team after one of the biggest investor rebellions of 2019 so far. At the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) this week, 42 per cent of investor votes were against pay plans for its leading executives, including CEO Kenny Alexander. The pay plans were therefore passed with 58 …

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GVC reshuffles senior team following Humberstone departure


FTSE100 online gambling group, GVC Holdings, has shifted around its senior leadership team, following Jim Humberstone’s departure as Group Director of Trading. Tom Ritzema, who succeeds Humberstone, has been appointed Group Trading Director. Ritzema has helped facilitate the integration of the trading teams of bwin.party (acquired February 2016) and Ladbrokes Coral (acquired March 2018). With eighteen years industry experience, Ritzema …

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GVC may face battle to pass pay deals at AGM

The Board at GVC may face a battle to pass two resolutions at its AGM next week regarding executive pay after shareholders were advised to vote against the proposals. GVC, which operates the betting brands Ladbrokes, Coral & bwin, intends to award CEO Kenny Alexander and chairman Larry Feldman huge share option packages, worth £45m and £22.5m respectively since 2016. While …

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GVC appoints Adele Lawton as Head of Group Bingo

FTSE-listed GVC Holdings (GVC) has confirmed the appointment of Adele Lawton to the newly created role of Group Head of Bingo. Joining GVC Holdings, Lawton will be tasked with leading corporate initiatives and group strategy for GVC’s newly acquired online bingo properties which include Foxy Bingo, Party Bingo and Cashcade Network bingo partners. Lawton takes over as GVC online bingo …

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GVC Holdings PLC announces the appointment of Liron Snir as CPO

GVC Holdings PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Liron Snir to the newly created role of Chief Product Officer. Liron, the former Vice President of Product and Strategy of Playtech PLC, is recognised as one of the foremost product and technology experts in the online gaming industry over the last sixteen years. As Vice President of Customer Relations for over …

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GVC Holdings targets Scandinavian growth with Betit Partnership

GVC Holdings, gambling operators of igaming brands Sportingbet, Casino Club and Betboo are set to enter the Scandinavian igaming market, with the announcement of a strategic joint venture partnership with Betit Securities Ltd. GVC Chief Executive Kenny Alexander had been eyeing the expansion of GVC betting services in new territories; at the start of 2014 Alexander noted that the company …

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