Former American Wagering executive John English joins as vice president of business development
Z4 Gaming has appointed former American Wagering executive John English, who joins the Nevada online poker licensee as senior vice president of business development and public relations.
English helped develop the Leroy’s mobile sportsbook app for American Wagering and the product is now owned by William Hill US following the operator’s acquisition of American Wagering last year.
Z4 Gaming CEO David Colvin said of the appointment: “We are building a world class team of gaming industry experts at Z4 and John is the right individual to assist us in taking Z4 to the global gaming community. His strength and understanding of the marketplace as well as his knowledge of cutting edge technology will give us a great advantage in the interactive gaming space. We are very pleased to have John join our company, he understands our vision and he has the ability to assist us in bringing it forward and into the future.”
Applications recommended for approval by state’s Gaming Control Board – will now go before Nevada Gaming Commission
William Hill and International Game Technology (IGT) have become the latest Nevada licence applicants to have their applications recommended for approval by the Silver State’s Gaming Control Board (GCB) following separate hearings last night.
Both Hills and IGT will now go before the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) at its June 21 meeting, which is also when the application from Bally will be discussed.
IGT chief executive Patti Hart said the company was “honoured” to become one of the first software providers to be recommended for a Nevada licence, adding: “This important step will allow IGT to better support our customers as they expand their offerings to their players to include interactive wager based entertainment.”
Hills’ Nevada application had looked under threat earlier this year, with delays caused by the GCB carrying out investigations into associated personnel including head of strategy and corporate development Robin Chhabra. This, along with an examination of the operator’s ties with Playtech, had threatened its early appearance on the GCB agenda.
If it receives NGC approval later this month William Hill will have the green light to create its Nevada-based subsidiary William Hill U.S. Holdco Inc., under which land-based, online and mobile operations will be consolidated.
In an interview with Nevada newspaper the Las Vegas Review-Journal, American Wagering’s senior vice president business development and public affairs John English said the recommendation “marks the start of a great future for William Hill in the state of Nevada.”