Online Casino Sports Betting Chief Denies Rumors
Recent rumors that Sporting Bet chief Nigel Payne plans to leave his position at the online casino firm have been strongly denied. Payne was forced to publicly reiterate his commitment to the company after fears arose that the rumors could adversely affect the online casino operator’s share price. The rumors surfaced when several of the industry’s leading analysts predicted that Payne’s successful term at Sporting Bet had made him a strong candidate for the top spot at rival online casino Party Gaming.
The online casino giant is currently seeking a replacement for out-going CEO Richard Segal, who cited “family reasons” as the reason for his departure. Segal declined to relocate to Gibraltar with the online casino firm earlier this year.
While a number of names have been mentioned in industry circles in relation to the online casino firm’s vacancy, Payne’s has been the most well-received due to his continued success leading the second-largest sports betting operation in the world. However in his statement to media, the online casino chief refused to express interest in the Party Gaming position or any other position at rival online casino firms. “I am firmly locked into Sporting Bet, and I have no desire to move elsewhere,” Payne’s statement read.