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Perform add star name to board; Sportech appoint new COO for the Americas; Greece whittles down lottery bidders

TAGs: greece, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, Perform Group, Sportech

perform hradf sportechSports content provider Perform Group has added a star name to their board with the appointment of well-known sports presenter Gabby Logan. The BBC Sport presenter joins the board as a non-executive director and will hope to impart wisdom from her some 16+ years in the broadcasting industry. Perform provides its popular Watch&Bet service to a number of the gambling industry’s largest brands and has recently been increasing its already extensive portfolio so that it includes more North American content.

Worldwide betting firm Sportech have appointed a new chief operating officer for the US and Latin American markets. David Schreff joins the firm immediately and will report directly to chief executive Ian Penrose whilst overseeing all of the company’s activities in the two markers mentioned. Schreff has 30 years experience in the sports, entertainment and media sectors with roles in the past at Marvel, Walt Disney and the NBA. Sportech called the appointment an “important next step” for the firm and all they need to do now is find a new finance director before Steve Cunliffe exits stage-left in March. The company’s last set of results were in line with expectations and it’s hoped the appointment of Schreff will push them over the line into the exceeding expectations zone.

Greek privatization body the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) has announced that one bidder remains in the process to take-over the Greek State Lotteries’ 12-year concession. The deadline to submit technical files passed on Friday at 17:00 local times with just the consortium made up of OPAP, Lottomatica, Intralot and Scientific Games making it through from the three companies shortlisted earlier this year. The consortium, which includes the current monopoly operator OPAP, has until December 10 to make a firm offer for the contract and it follows the same fund approving all but one bidder in the process to buy 33 percent of the state gambling operator OPAP.

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