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King Gaming CEO and Champion Sports co-founder Robson leaves both roles

| By Daniel O'Boyle
Champion Sports co-founder and King Gaming chief executive Mark Robson step down from his roles at both suppliers today (31 March).

Robson said he would spend some time away from work before a planned return to the industry later in 2021. He will continue to perform some “regulatory and fiduciary tasks in the background” in order to ease the transition to his successors, who have not yet been announced.

“We are sad to see Mark leave the business after achieving great things together, but wish him well in his future endeavours,” Champion Sports head of sportsbook Simon Noble said. “He has been a real asset to King Gaming and Champion Sports, and has played a significant role in driving both businesses to where they are today.

“The future is bright for Mark as well as King Gaming and Champion Sports, and we look forward to our paths crossing again at some point in the future.”

Robson, who joined King Gaming as chief executive in April 2017 and co-founded Champion Sports in 2018, said the time was right to leave both businesses.

“I have enjoyed work with King Gaming and Champion Sports but felt the time was right to hand over the baton and move on to ventures new,” he said.

“I am going to take some time out and spend it with my family before lining up a return to the industry later this year.”

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