Liam Casey, the director of operations at Entain, has announced his departure from the gaming group after four years. Casey started at Entain in 2019 as associate director of marketing and transitioned to the director of operations role in September 2021. In his latest position, he was responsible for marketing operations, account relationship management, and customer service.
Casey shared the news of his departure in a LinkedIn post, stating that he will be taking on a role in the private sector but did not provide further details. He expressed sadness at leaving Entain and the people he worked with, but also conveyed his excitement about entering the private sector, citing a different energy and focus.
During his time at Entain, Casey worked in a leadership role with over 28,000 employees and had the opportunity to build key marketing and operations functions from scratch. He emphasized the importance of working with individuals who are smarter and more motivated than him, and expressed gratitude for the experience at Entain.
Prior to joining Entain, Casey was the head of marketing for the Full Tilt brand at The Stars Group and the managing director of Betsson Group. His departure from Entain comes as the company reported a 7% increase in net gaming revenue for Q3, with year-on-year growth across all business segments.
The group experienced a 9% increase in revenue compared to the previous year, driven by growth in the online gaming business, which saw a 14% increase in revenue. There was also a marginal increase in revenue within the online sports betting segment, attributed to a 6% decline in wagers.
Net gaming revenue from the BetMGM joint venture with MGM Resorts also saw an 8% increase. Entain forecasts that full-year revenue at BetMGM could reach between $1.80bn and $2.00bn, with the segment expected to be EBITDA-positive in the second half of the year.
Entain CEO Jette Nygaard-Andersen commented on the company’s growth, stating that it has undergone a profound transformation and now has strong foundations to enter its next phase of growth. With Casey’s departure and the company’s continued success, Entain looks to the future as it continues to thrive in the gaming industry.