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Anthony Werkman has been named as the new Chief Executive of Betway, replacing former CEO Richard Akitt who takes up the position of Chairman.

Werkman joined Betway in 2013, most recently serving as Director of Marketing and Operations, and has worked in the gaming industry since 2000.

He was born and educated in South Africa where he completed an economics and politics degree. He relocated to the UK in 2006 and moved to Guernsey to work for Betway in 2013.

Akitt served as CEO of the Group for the past five years, leading Betway through a dramatic period of growth.

Anthony Werkman, CEO of Betway, said: “I am honoured to be taking on the Group CEO role of Betway at a hugely exciting time for the company.

 “Richard and I have worked closely together over the last few years and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role as Chairman.  

“We have experienced an incredible period of growth over the past few years and are determined to make sure that trajectory continues.”

Richard Akitt, Chairman of Betway, said: “It’s been a privilege to be CEO of Betway for the last five years, but the time is right for me to hand over the reins to Anthony. 

“I look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship and being closely involved in the strategic direction of the business going forward.”

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