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Online gaming entertainment and solutions provider 888 has appointed Vaughan Lewis to the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). He will join the Group in early 2021.

Reporting to CEO, Itai Pazner, Vaughan will support Itai in the development of the Group’s long-term strategy and will be responsible for strategic business development including M&A origination and execution. Also, Vaughan will be responsible for investor relations, working closely with the CFO to develop the Group’s investor relations strategy.

Vaughan joins 888 from Flutter Entertainment Plc. where he held the position of transformation lead for the international business following its acquisition of The Stars Group in May 2020. Prior to that, he held the roles of SVP of Communications at The Stars Group and Director of Corporate Development at Sky Betting & Gaming.

“We are delighted to welcome Vaughan as 888’s first CSO. Vaughan is a highly experienced gaming industry professional with a wealth of relevant expertise across both strategic development and investor relations. I have no doubt that his skills and background will support 888 to identify and deliver further growth opportunities over the coming years,” Itai Pazner, CEO of 888 said.

“888 is a company I have long admired, since my time as an equity analyst. 888’s unmatched scalable technology, coupled with its strong brand and marketing expertise have supported its growth to become an industry leader, and provide a powerful platform that underpins the Group’s significant continued growth potential. I am delighted to join a great team and to help drive forward the compelling growth opportunities that lie ahead,” Vaughan Lewis said.