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PlayUp appoints Monmouth Park CEO Drazin to board

| By Daniel O'Boyle
Australian online betting operator PlayUp has appointed Dennis Drazin – who helped drive the push for legal sports betting in the US as chairman and chief executive of Monmouth Park operator Darby Development – to its board of directors.

PlayUp said Drazin would work “directly” with PlayUp US chief executive Dr Laila Mintas in order to help drive growth in the US and elsewhere. PlayUp appointed Mintas – a professor of sports law at Columbia University and previously chair of Bet.Works’ strategic advisory board – to lead its US operations in July.

“I have known Dennis for years and am very delighted to have him joining PlayUp´s global board of directors,” Mintas said. “He has an unmatched level of experience and knowledge in the key areas of our business and I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to grow our presence in the US and globally.”

As well as the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), Drazen is also working on Monmouth Park’s launch of fixed-odds betting with BetMakers and PointsBet. A bill, filed by Senator Vin Gopal in November, is moving through the committee stage to facilitate this roll-out.

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