Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s mostrecognizable brands – announces the appointment of industry leader, Kresimir Spajic, as SVP of online gaming. In this new position, Spajic will be responsible for leading the vision, strategy and operational execution behind the brand’s investment across interactive gaming platforms. Spajic will be instrumental in securing new strategic partnerships and future opportunities to further position Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos as a global leader in the international and online gaming spaces. “With his numerous achievements and outstanding results in past leadership roles, Kresimir brings a wealth of knowledge to the brand,” says Jon Lucas, executive vice president of Hotel & Casino operations for Hard Rock International. “Kresimir’s abundant domestic and international experience in the online gaming industry makes him an ideal fit for this position, and we look forward to seeing our gaming business continue to grow under his leadership.”
 
Prior to joining Hard Rock, Spajic was the principal consultant of online gaming at Rush Street Gaming, Chicago casino operator, where he worked closely with the company’s top management on an online gaming business model, market penetration strategies, organizational structure and vendor agreements. Spajic also served as the principal consultant and project leader of online gaming for the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa at Boyd Gaming Group. In addition, Spajic previously held various
executive roles in the online gaming and marketing and advertising industry, and has significant experience in general management, multi-territory business operations management, marketing, business development and project management.
 
Internationally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos offer stylish and contemporary design, unparalleled service and the thread that unites them all – music. Hard Rock’s portfolio of Hotels and Casinos are located in the world’s most enviable resort destinations, as well as urban gateway cities. Hard Rock Hotels cater to the evolving and distinctive needs of today’s cosmopolitan, modern travelers, who seek a reprieve from traditional, predictable properties, whether for business or leisure travel.