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Betfair Announce the Appointment of Gary Wimbridge as Global Head of eCommerce

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Betfair has announced the appointment of Gary Wimbridge as Global Head of eCommerce, on the day that it was given its transactional waiver from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Betfair Announce the Appointment of Gary Wimbridge as Global Head of eCommerceIn online gambling news, Betfair have announced the appointment of Gary Wimbridge as its new global head of ecommerce. Wimbridge has been in the gambling business for 7-years and is one of the select few that began his journey from the very roots of the industry where he started as a Call Centre and Operations Agent for Ladbrokes.

Wimbridge moved through the Ladbrokes ranks where he transitioned to Call Centre Team Leader before being appointed as a Product Executive for Games.

In Sep 2009, he moved to Paddy Power where he was appointed as Games Operation Manager. Wimbridge spent a year with the Irish funsters before moving to GTECH as an Account Manager, where he spent a year before moving to BSkyB and Head of Sky Vegas, before moving on to Aditi Technologies where he worked as Senior Manager – Client Services.

During his climb through the ranks Wimbridge has been involved in the launch of multi-platform casino strategies, and the development of both HTML and iOS casino applications.

He replaces Tamsin Todd, who has left the gambling industry to focus on a life on the piste. No she is not going to be sinking one or ten lagers, but instead she will become the managing director of skiing holiday travel agent Crystal Ski Holidays, a subsidiary of TUI Travel plc.

Online Gaming in New Jersey

The appointment was made on the day that Betfair announced that it had received a transactional waiver from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) allowing it to go live with its online gaming platform www.betfaircasino.com when the states doors fly open to allow internet wagering on November 26.

Betfair has already begun collating early registrations through it’s LetsPlayNJ.com platform, and will operate under an agreement with Trump Plaza Associates LLC who are themselves a New Jersey Internet Gambling permit holder.

Paul La Fontaine, Betfair’s Managing Director of Gaming, said. “We’re pleased to be one of the pioneers bringing online casino games to the state of New Jersey.”

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