Kresimir Spajic, a distinguished leader in the online gaming industry, will take the helm in shaping the sportsbook's vision, strategy, and operational execution across ten U.S. states, including prominent markets like Colorado, Ohio, and Nevada.
With decades of experience spanning both domestic and international online gaming, Kresimir Spajic brings a wealth of expertise to Betfred. His career includes various executive and principal consulting roles with renowned organizations such as Great Canadian Entertainment, Apollo Global Management, Hard Rock International, Rush Street Interactive, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Bwin, and more.
He holds a multidisciplinary graduate degree encompassing management, law, and humanities from prestigious institutions such as the SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy), the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), and De Montfort University (England).
Kresimir Spajic shared his enthusiasm for his new role:
"I'm truly excited to embark on this journey as the CEO of Betfred USA. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with our outstanding domestic and global talent and partners. Together, we aspire to establish a sustainable presence in the U.S. by delivering unparalleled value and support to our customers while maintaining a robust commitment to responsible gaming."
Betfred's founder, Fred Done, expressed:
"This marks an important and exciting moment for our U.S. business, and Kresimir is the perfect individual to further advance and expand the Betfred brand in America."
Betfred Group Chief Executive, Joanne Whittaker, added:
"We are delighted with the appointment of Kresimir Spajic. Our dedicated team in the U.S. has tirelessly expanded our operations, and with Kresimir's extensive experience, we have the ideal candidate to elevate our U.S. business to the next level."