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Former Casino Cosmopol CEO Jaldung takes top job at Grand Casino Brussels

| By Robert Fletcher
Per Jaldung, previously CEO of Casino Cosmopol, has been appointed as chief executive of Grand Casino Brussels Viage in Belgium.
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Jaldung confirmed the news on LinkedIn, saying he will join Grand Casino Brussels as CEO from 11 December. The large casino complex, located in Belgium’s capital, is owned by Casinos Austria International.

Jaldung’s appointment comes just over a year after he left Casino Cosmopol, the Swedish land-based casino brand of Svenska Spel.

Jaldung spent 14 and a half years in the top job at Casino Cosmopol. In total, he worked at the business for almost 21 years.

Prior to this, Jaldung worked in law enforcement. This included more than nine years at Sweden’s National Criminal Investigation Department.

“I am really looking forward to getting back into the casino world,” Jaldung said. “I have missed it and I can’t wait to get on board with the experienced team at Viage.”

Jaldung also served as chairman of the European Casino Association, holding the role from February 2015 to February 2023. He has been the organisation’s honorary president since his term as chair ended earlier this year.

Erwin van Lambaart was appointed as its new chairman following unanimous member approval.

Hofbauer to exit as CEO of Svenska Spel

Little over a year after Jaldung left Casino Cosmopol, parent company Svenska Spel said its CEO, Patrik Hofbauer, is exiting.

Hofbauer will step down as its president and CEO early next year. Svenska Spel announced the news in October.

Hofbauer has overseen operations at Svenska Spel for almost five years, having been with the business since December 2018. He is leaving to take on the position of president and CEO at Swedish telecommunications company Telia Company.

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