Industry Veteran to Head Up Live Casino Division at Stakelogic

By Simon Wright Mar 11, 2022

Stakelogic Live, the division of the casino game studio Stakelogic who continue to push out innovative live dealer content, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of industry heavyweight Richard Walker as Head of Live Casino.

Walker is a live dealer veteran having held roles at both operators and suppliers including stints at Evolution Gaming, Rank Group, Caesars Entertainment and Pragmatic Play. Most recently he has been working as a consultant to a number of high-profile gambling organisations.

As Head of Live Casino at Stakelogic Live, Walker has been tasked with using his 25+ years of industry experience and knowledge to team up with Stakelogic Live’s Head of Studios, Anthony Sammut, and Head of Operations, Sanita Gabriel, to together take responsibility for operations, studios, product and commercial. This includes supporting the build of dedicated and network studio tables for multiple markets.

He will also oversee the roll-out of Stakelogic Live with a growing number of operator partners and in particular in the Netherlands where the provider has gained significant traction since the market opened its doors to legal, regulated online gambling.

Stephan van den Oetelaar, CEO at Stakelogic, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Richard to the team and for Stakelogic Live to benefit from his unrivalled experience and knowledge.”

“Stakelogic Live has achieved a great deal in a short space of time but under Richard’s leadership we will undoubtedly be able to hit our goal of becoming the number one provider of live casino content in markets across Europe and beyond.”

“I have been particularly impressed with Richard’s passion and dedication, and looking forward to working with him closely over the coming months and years.”

Richard Walker, Head of Live Casino at Stakelogic Live, added: “I’m delighted to have joined a company with significant desire to grow and disrupt the live casino vertical. Stakelogic Live maybe the new kid on the block but we are aiming to be amongst the best in the business.”

“There is a fantastic team already in place here and it was an easy decision to join Stakelogic Live to continue the excellent progression already made along with driving the business forward and into the future.”

Simon Wright

Simon Wright has been both a player and an observer of the online casino industry for over 15 years. His knowledge of the online casino industry – to include sports is massive. Not many folks have the experience or his knowledge about online gambling. His adoration of football is also noted. He has painted his house blue (Chelsea) and annoys his neighbors with local football songs on game days.