Star Sports Group of Companies, a gaming operator, has appointed Russ Wiseman, a veteran of the industry as its first chairman.
Wiseman joins Star Sports having nearly 30 years experience in high-ranking, commercial, strategic, and operational positions in the sector. From last year to more than a decade, he was head of media. He also held senior positions at Betdaq (now Sportech).
Star Sports stated that Wiseman will continue to grow the luxury bookmaker company, which was established in 1999.
Wiseman stated: “I am truly delighted to join Star during this exciting period of its development and expansion.
“[Founder] Ben Keith is a respected figure in the industry I have known for more than 25 years. I look forward to working closely alongside his management team to achieve the group’s growth strategy. I also appreciate their commitment to operating responsibly.”
Star Sports provides a digital betting platform and operates high-street betting shops in London’s Mayfair district.
Star Sports founder Ben Keith said, “We are thrilled that we have Russ as our Chairman.” He brings a wealth industry experience and will be a valuable addition in our senior management team.
“I look forward working with him over the next years, adding to our existing portfolio of businesses and complementing what we’ve achieved at Star Sports Engineering and Playbook Engineering.”