Danske Spil, BetMakers, and FSB appoint new executives

Danske Spil, BetMakers, and FSB appoint new executives

With mergers and acquisitions occurring often throughout the business, Novibet, Betby, and Danske Spil all appear in the newest roundup of recent maneuvers.


Giannis Papastamou has been appointed head of customer compliance at the online casino and gametech company Novibet. He will be responsible for providing strategic guidance on compliance across the organization, emphasizing anti-money laundering and upholding responsible gaming standards. 

Papastamou will oversee the group’s compliance procedures and overall strategy, ensuring that the operator’s multi-market regulatory obligations, risk assessment, and commercial objectives are balanced.

“We are overjoyed to have Giannis Papastamou join our team. “At Novibet, we embrace and uphold the greatest standards of ethics and accountability in all aspects of our business,” said George Athanasopoulos, Novibet’s CEO.

“In our industry, this dedication includes an extra commitment to our members: to safeguard and protect them at all times, ensuring that they have a safe, frictionless, and unique entertainment experience with us.”

Novibet is a fully licensed and regulated online gambling platform. Their mission is to provide our clients with an easy-to-use betting platform, superior customer service, competitive odds, and all of this in a secure and safe atmosphere. We are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and adhere to data security requirements that surpass those of the e-gaming industry.


Kyle Brady has joined the FSB business development team as the latest recruit, where he will be responsible for assisting the sports betting and igaming provider’s pre-sales solutions team. Brady, who has been designated pre-sales engineer, will be responsible for orchestrating and illuminating the group’s proprietary technological stack and trading alternatives for new and onboarding customers.

“Kyle is another fantastic addition to our growing business development team,” said Ian Freeman, FSB’s chief revenue officer. His world-class, market-leading tier one operator experience with SkyBet and PA bolsters our team’s depth, energy, and passionate expertise.

“After a year of worldwide growth in 2021, Kyle’s arrival will enable us to build on this momentum and move us ahead to another prosperous year in 2022. We are ecstatic to have him aboard.”

FSB is a multi-award-winning gaming technology firm that is always on the front edge of innovation. With experience working on four continents and a recipient of the prestigious SBC Sportsbook Supplier Of The Year award, this cutting-edge company provides a comprehensive range of supplier services, including a robust modular platform and an impressive full-service offering in retail and mobile sports betting, trading services, customer support, hosting, and marketing.


Betby has confirmed Ilze Ramolina’s hiring as senior lawyer, which will aid the firm’s expansion efforts across a variety of jurisdictions. Ramolina has more than two decades of experience in the gambling industry, both B2C and B2B, and is tasked with using that expertise to ensure the group navigates the compliance, certification, and licensing landscape with ease. She will be stationed in Betby’s Latvian distribution center.

“We’re happy to welcome Ilze to the Betby team,” said Eva Berkova, Betby’s COO. We’re confident that, with her outstanding track record and extensive knowledge in all facets of the gambling industry, she can use her expertise to propel us to new heights in regulated markets.”

BETBY is a software company that created and is constantly refining a revolutionary sportsbook powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence and integrated with high-quality data sources. We build, forecast, and detect, and we do so promptly, efficiently, and with an unwavering commitment to our partners’ needs. Their mission is to change the gaming industry, and our extensive industry experience, cutting-edge technologies, and business mindset make BETBY the greatest choice for anyone seeking business success!


Christian Stuart has been appointed CEO of North America by BetMakers Technology Business, with the group hoping to leverage his “strong gaming skills and experience.” Stuart brings 16 years of expertise to Caesars Entertainment, having previously served as SVP of business development for Caesars Digital and as head of Caesars sports and online gaming, where he supervised the company’s expansion of sports betting, online gaming, and poker.

“For the last three years, we’ve been investing aggressively in the US market while simultaneously establishing a US-focused management team,” BetMakers CEO and MD Todd Buckingham explained.

“As a further step in these efforts, I am pleased to announce Christian’s appointment as CEO of North America at BetMakers, given his extensive leadership experience in the US gaming business. North America is a vital market for our organization because of the extensive proliferation of sports betting in the United States and the potential rise of fixed-odds wagering.”

BetMakers Technology Group provides wagering technology and data to some of the world’s most well-known and respected bookmakers and rights holders. BET is the world’s most comprehensive wholesale racing wagering service.

Spil Danske

Malene Mlgaard has been confirmed as the new managing director of Danske Spil’s Lotteri Spil (lottery) subsidiary. The hiring concludes the board’s executive hunt for a successor to Pernille Mehl, who stepped down as Lotteri Spil’s chief executive in November after a seven-year stint. Mlgaard joins Danske Spil from Tryg, a Scandinavian insurance provider, where she previously headed the firm’s commercial strategy and business growth.

“I am overjoyed to be able to hire someone with Malene’s profile as director of Danske Lotteri Spil,” stated Nikolas Lyhne-Knudsen, CEO of Danske Lotteri Spil.

“Throughout her tenure at Tryg Forsikring, Malene has achieved outstanding successes in areas such as internet and digitisation. She is also an accomplished and well-liked director with a strong work ethic.”


About Lou De Aguila

Lou Aguila is a news and feature writer for Golden Casino News. For over a decade, Lou has published news and featured articles for some of the most reputable sports betting and online casino sites in the world, including BetNow.UK, VegasOdds, and BWin. Apart from being a hardcore live casino punter, he also covers sports stories in North American leagues from time to time.