Bwin CEO Jim Ryan Retires: What This Means

[caption id="attachment_30531" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Jim Ryan Says Goodbye To Bwin"][/caption] Bwin.party co-chief executive Jim Ryan is walking away from his “dream job” and heading into retirement, leaving behind a fine legacy with all his great work at the company.  He will mostly be remembered for the Bwin/PartyGaming merger that demonstrated his business acumen and vision…

Bodog Europe Exits Spain

[caption id="attachment_18692" align="alignright" width="183" caption="Adios, Spain!"][/caption] Spanish gamblers are getting the boot from Bodog Europe by the end of this month. The move is just latest turn in an ongoing drama that's making the Spanish gaming look more like an episode of Survivor than a multi-million dollar industry. No official reason was given for the…

William Hill's Month from Hell: The Recap

What happens when you cross a rabbi, a fish feeder and a ping pong player? That's what the higher-ups at William Hill Online (WHO) were facing as turmoil at its Tel Aviv office came to a head this week. It got so bad that company CEO Ralph Topping travelled to Israel to fire several high…

William Hill Employee Walkout Worsens Conflict

The William Hill and Playtech relationship has reached its tipping point. However, the joint venture between the two operations, known as William Hill Online (WHO), is far from reaching the end. The Times recently reported that William Hill managers in Tel Aviv have attempted to undermine the company by offering compensation to staff who agreed…