Entain group operations director to depart in June

Peter Marcus, the driving force behind the company’s ARC programme, to leave the Ladbrokes and Coral parent company after eight years  

Entain group operations director Peter Marcus will leave the FTSE 100 firm after eight years, EGR can report.

Marcus is set to depart at the end of June, with the multi-brand company now in the process of assigning his existing responsibilities across the regulatory and technology teams.

Marcus originally joined Entain back in September 2016 as MD for the group’s Casino Club brand before stepping up to become group operations director in June 2018.

The exec was the driving force behind Entain’s responsible gambling platform ARC and was at the forefront of managing regulatory changes in markets like Germany, Belgium and the UK.

In an internal memo seen by EGR, Marcus was praised for his efforts during his time with the business.

The memo read: “Peter has held a number of roles with us from managing director of Casino Club, digital operations director and for the past four years working on many of our most challenging regulatory changes around the world.

“This includes being instrumental in our efforts to ensure we’re leading the way with player protection and [being] a driving force behind our ARC implementation, amongst many other achievements.”

Prior to joining Entain, Marcus spent time with Betfair as the exchange’s UK MD between October 2011 and January 2013.

He also had a spell with William Hill Online as chief operations officer between May 2008 and January 2010.

News of Marcus’ upcoming exit comes just weeks after Jette Nygaard-Andersen resigned as CEO with immediate effect following shareholder pressure over the tanking share price and the group’s M&A strategy.

Meanwhile, Entain’s director of operations, Liam Casey, left in November after four years with the business.

Entain had no comment to make on the matter when approached by EGR.


​EGR Intel


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