BetMGM CEO 2/1 favourite with company subject to takeover bid
Former GVC CEO Kenny Alexander is 8/1 to return to the helm of the rebranded company following the shock resignation of Shay Segev earlier this week.
Alexander left the industry in 2020 following a 13-year tenure as CEO of the formerly AIM listed company, helping it grow into the FTSE100 global betting conglomerate today.
With Entain currently subject of an £8bn takeover from American casino giant MGM, BetMGM’s CEO Adam Greenblatt heads the market at 2/1, with MGM Resorts International CEO William Hornbuckle also a short-priced 8/1.
Richard Flint, the former SkyBet CEO, is 12/1 to return to the online gaming world following his departure from the UK sports betting behemoth in 2019.
Other high-profile names on the shortlist include former Stars Group Chief Exec Rafi Ashkenazi at 20/1, or William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson (25/1).
Star Sports’ Luke Tarr, Head of PR, said: “The resignation of Shay Segev during a titanic takeover attempt has certainly caused shockwaves in the industry, with some very big names linked to the job.
“It’s no surprise to see two senior MGM executives leading the betting, with an £8bn bid tabled for Entain from the leading American brand, while former GVC chief Kenny Alexander is just 8/1 to make a shock return and steady the ship.
“At bigger prices are equally huge industry titans, with all the biggest names in the industry linked to one of the most high-profile jobs either side of the Atlantic.”
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