Pedro Romero leaves role as head of safer gambling at 888

888 reached a deal to buy William Hill
888 reached a deal to buy William Hill

Pedro Romero is leaving his role at 888 Holdings after five months in the position.

UK.- Just a week after the UK’s Safer Gambling Week, Pedro Romero has announced he is stepping down as head of safer gambling at the British gambling operator 888 Holdings.

Romer joined the company five months ago from William Hill, where he was also responsible for safer gambling.

He previously worked at Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) and Jackpotjoy.

Romero shared news of his departure on LinkedIn and wrote: “I’d like to let all my connections know that I have left my role as head of safer gambling at 888 Holdings.

“Thank you to all within the company, especially my fantastic safer gambling team who I will be missing. I will be looking for a new challenge in the new year. Excited to share what is next to come.”

The UK’s 888 Group reached an agreement to buy William Hill’s European assets for £2.2bn from Caesars Entertainment. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2022 assuming it gains the necessary approvals.

For the moment, 888 appears to be planning to keep hold of William Hill’s retail bookmakers in the UK, marking its entry in land-based betting for the first time.

The US casino giant Caesars Entertainment acquired William Hill for £2.9bn in April as it seeks to expand in the US sports betting market, but made clear early on that it would sell the company’s European business. 

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