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Stakelogic appoints experienced Isajevs to live casino role

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Online games developer Stakelogic has announced the appointment of experienced industry specialist Edgars Isajevs as its new head of live casino.

Isajevs will oversee the development of live casino content at Stakelogic, including bringing new games to market. He also becomes a member of the Stakelogic management team.

He joins Stakelogic after working with several other major content developers in more than a decade within the igaming sector.

These include Evolution Gaming, serving as both operations manager and operations team lead during a four-and-a-half-year spell with the business.

Isajevs also spent time as head of operations at Pragmatic Play. In addition, he worked as chief operations officer at Winfinity.

“I’m very excited to start with Stakelogic Live,” Isajevs said. “To me, Stakelogic Live, certainly at this moment, is the most innovative game supplier in the industry. Especially their revolutionary ideas about innovating live casino appeal to me.”

Stakelogic CEO Stephan van den Oetelaar also welcomed the appointment, saying Isajevs is “perfect” for the role.

“His passion for our industry in combination with his profound knowledge of live casino operations make Edgars the perfect executive to strengthen our management team,” van den Oetelaar said.

Comings and goings in the gambling sector

Isajevs is the latest individual to land a new role in the gambling sector since the turn of the new year. Several other senior comings and goings have also been confirmed in recent weeks.

Last week alone, 888 appointed Ian Gallagher, previously product director at Flutter, as its new chief product officer. Meanwhile, Allwyn named Steve Parkinson, formerly of Bauer Media, as brand and marketing director for Allwyn UK.

As for departures, last week saw plenty of movement. Oskar Mühlbach stepped down from his role as CEO of Raketech, while affiliate rival XLMedia is losing CFO Caroline Ackroyd. 

Several major operators have also announced changes to their boards. Michael Marchetti joined the Light & Wonder board but Richard Flint will exit the Flutter board later this year.

In addition, it was confirmed that Brigid Simmonds will step down as chair of the Betting and Gaming Council in April. Current chief executive Michael Dugher will move into the role.

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