UK-based i-gaming content developer Blueprint Gaming has appointed Lauren Bradley to the newly created role of head of commercial.

Bradley’s arrival comes at a pivotal period for the company and during a watchful time throughout the industry following a flurry of M&A activity which is changing the online gaming landscape.

Bringing a wealth of experience and industry knowledge from previous high-level commercial and account management roles at tier-one suppliers and operators, most notably Bede Gaming, iSoftBet and most recently Realistic Games, Bradley will aid the long-term development of the business and success of Blueprint.


Jamul Casino has promoted Benjamin Petell to vice president of non-gaming operations.

Petell had joined Jamul Casino approximately a year ago as director of food and beverage/retail, overseeing retail and the casino’s seven distinct and award-winning restaurants. In his new role, Petell will oversee retail, food and beverage, facilities, security and environmental services.  His focus will be on creating alignment across all departments by emphasizing teamwork, communication, and consistency.  

Petell has more than 15 years of experience managing large-scale resort amenities and food & beverage operations. Prior to joining Jamul Casino, he served as the director of beverage at Pechanga Resort Casino.


Full-service compliance provider Maxima Compliance has tapped Francesco Bianchi to become its director of compliance operations.

Bianchi has worked for more than a decade in the field of i-gaming compliance, most recently as director of i-gaming operations at BMM Testlabs. He brings unparalleled experience and internal knowledge from running a leading test lab, and will oversee all of Maxima’s technical compliance offering, including technical compliance consulting services as well as its recently-launched Complitech product. His remit will also include supporting the management team in strategy and delivery.

Bianchi has previously held senior compliance roles at GLI, NMi and Betfair.


Michael Eklund has been named chief financial officer for Scientific Games.

Eklund spent more than 20 years at Dell Technologies in both financial and operational roles, including leading the value creation and integration function for the $67 billion Dell-EMC combination and serving as chief financial officer of Dell's $40 billion-plus Client Solutions Business Unit and Global Operations organization. 

Most recently, he has served as CFO of IRI, a global leader in innovative data and analytic solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies. 


Seminole Hard Rock Support Services, an organization created to provide support worldwide to hotels, casinos and cafes for Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International, has appointed Keith Sheldon as the new president of entertainment. In this role, he will oversee and direct the entertainment function for Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International.

Sheldon most recently held the position of executive vice president of programming and development at BSE Global, where he led the development of content opportunities and special events at Barclays Center.