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Caesars, Swintt and MGM: recruitment summary

Descents and exits are commonplace in the industry, our latest roster of the last few maneuvers includes Caesars Entertainment, Lottoland and Swintt.

Caesars Entertainment

John Koster was appointed to the position of regional president by Caesars Entertainmentwhere she will be responsible for overseeing the company's eastern branch.

In his new role, Koster will oversee Caesars Entertainment in Atlantic City, namely Tropicana, Harrah's Resort and Caesars Atlantic City, as well as Harrah's. Philadelphia and Horseshoe Baltimore.

"John's in-depth knowledge of the gaming industry as well as his passion for full service make him the logical choice to lead our East Coast properties into the future," he said. Anthony Carano, Caesars President and CEO


“The next three years, especially in Atlantic City, will be an exciting time for our company with 400 million $ in the upgrades and upgrades planned at our sites.

"Our master capital plan will undoubtedly transform Atlantic City as our primary target market, and I am confident that under John's leadership, our East Coast properties will be well placed for long-term success."


Swintt she called Tereza Melicharkova as the new head of marketing, where she will be responsible for supporting the sales team through a wide range of marketing activities, while building the awareness of the Swintt brand and product offer among operators and the broadly understood industry.

Melicharkova started her career in the computer gaming sector at NetEnt as well as senior marketing positions at Pragmatic Play, Relax Gaming and most recently Pariplay.

David Mann, CCO at Swintt, he explained: “Tereza is an important addition to our senior management team as we are constantly growing and trying to work with more partners than ever before.

“He is a skilled marketer with incredible industry knowledge. It is the perfect combination of building brand awareness and presenting our state-of-the-art products and services to the largest possible audience.

"I want to take this opportunity to officially welcome Teresa to the team, and we look forward to working with her as we continue to transform Swint from a rising star into a strong player in the industry."

MGM Resorts International

Tilak Mandadi

became director of strategy, innovation and technology at MGM Resorts International

where he will oversee the group's digital strategy, driving growth and innovation through technology-driven experiences, products and customer-centric services.

In addition, he will also lead the corporate strategy and innovation, and will manage the company's relationship with BetMGM, joining its board of directors. He will be based in Las Vegas and will report to the CEO and president of MGM Bill Hornbuckle


"We are extremely proud to have Tilak join our executive management team to lead a vital part of our business offering and value proposition for guests at such a critical juncture," said Hornbuckle.

"Tilak's experiences at both Disney and American Express, along with his outstanding achievements as a visionary, results-driven leader, will be invaluable as we emerge from the pandemic and continue to grow our leading global gaming entertainment company and channels through innovative, customer-oriented technology platforms and a constantly expanding digital reach related to games and entertainment. "


Online lotto betting operator Lottoland called Jon Hale

as CFO with immediate effect, reporting to President Nigel Birrell.

Hale was Chief Financial Officer for over 10 years at 32Red plc, where he was instrumental in several corporate transactions, culminating in 391 sales to Kindred Group 391 in June.

Prior to his stay at 32Red, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoo in 1998, prior to joining Capital Corporation, an operator of high roller terrestrial casinos.

Birrell noted: “I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Jon as our new chief financial officer. Jon brings with him a wealth of gaming experience and knowledge that we will benefit from as we continue to grow and pursue our strategy. "


NeoGames announced the appointment Christopher Shaban as executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer development.

By joining the group's management team, she will assume global responsibility for new sales initiatives, government relationships, customer development and growth, and marketing initiatives.

Moti Malul, CEO of NeoGames, commented: “Chris brings a deep understanding and vast experience to the global lottery industry and its unique dynamics. In his career, he has led many successful public procurement processes from scratch, lottery and digital lottery contracts, as well as legislative achievements in the United States and around the world.

“Chris's passion for the lottery industry and the unique values he promotes have not only contributed to his profound success in previous roles, but has also made him highly admired by both his customers and colleagues. He is the perfect complement to our management team and we are delighted to have him on board. "

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