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Aspire Global names Bonello as new COO

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Online gambling solutions provider Aspire Global has appointed Antoine Bonello, formerly of William Hill and Flutter Entertainment, as its new chief operating officer and managing director of its Malta business.

Bonello, who will take on his new role from 1 November, most recently headed up the product and business development functions, together with sportsbook and gaming, at William Hill International.

Prior this, he had a spell as chief operating officer for the MRG Group, having also spent time as managing director Malta for Flutter and integration director for the Betfair-Paddy Power merger.

Bonello will replace Dima Reiderman, who has decided to step down as COO for personal reasons. Reiderman will work in parallel with Bonello to help ensure a smooth transition.

“The business has a sound strategy and a proven business model in place with Aspire Global consistently strengthening its market position and delivering against this plan,” Bonello said.

“I look forward to bolster the continued development by blending in my experience with the strong stature of the current team and board, focusing on efficient execution to enable further profitable growth.”

Aspire Global chief executive Tsachi Maimon added: “Antoine has a proven and successful track-record of driving operational excellence and has a thorough knowledge of the iGaming industry. He will play an important role in our continued focus on efficiency and operational excellence.”

The appointment comes after Aspire Global last month reported a 17.4% rise in revenue in first half of the year, following a record second quarter.

Revenue in the six months to 30 June amounted to €77.4m (£71.3m/$91.9m), up 17.4% from €66.0m in the previous year, with B2B net gaming revenue rising 32.6% to €53.1m.

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