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Russ Wiseman named Chairman of Star Sports Group

Russ Wiseman named Chairman of Star Sports Group

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Star Sports Group of Companies has named gaming industry veteran, Russ Wiseman, as its first Chairman.

Wiseman joins Star Sports with nearly 30 years of experience in senior commercial, strategic and operational roles at Sporting Index, SportTech, BETDAQ and GVC/Entain, and will aim to build on a strong period of growth for the company.

On his appointment, Wiseman said: “I am genuinely delighted to join Star at this exciting period in its development and expansion.

“Ben Keith has been a respected industry figure who I have known and admired for over 25 years, and I am hugely looking forward to working closely with his management team to fulfil the group’s growth strategy and commitment to operating responsibly.”

Ben Keith, founder of Star Sports, added: “We are thrilled to be announcing Russ as our Chairman. He has a wealth of experience in the industry and is a valuable addition to our senior management team.

“I look forward to working with him personally over the coming years, adding to the existing portfolio of businesses we have built and complementing the work we have already achieved at Star Sports and Playbook Engineering.”

Star Sports is the UK’s leading luxury bookmaker, originally launched as Star Racing in 1999. The ‘Gentleman’s Bookmaker’ now offers a fully interactive betting experience for desktop, mobile and tablet at www.starsports.bet, telephone betting and prestigious High Street betting shops including in London’s Mayfair.

Star Sports also have prominent racecourse betting pitches at the headline events of the racing year: Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood.